Women's Wednesday
Aimee was living a normal life raising three kids, married to her high school sweetheart, and teaching at her high school alma mater. Life was perfect—until it wasn’t. Unhappy in her marriage, Aimee asked for a divorce. Three days later, she suffered a heart attack. Five months after that, she survived a near-fatal car crash caused by an intoxicated driver. Her physical recovery took months and left her body marked by scars. The emotional recovery would take longer.
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A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk. ... It is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. ...  As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become
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She has 4000+ followers on Facebook and almost 8000 followers on Twitter. She is a go-getter, Hall o Famer, first African American woman to own a pro women's basketball team, brand consultant, author, speaker and so much more.  If you are wondering how to create your business, market yourself, brand your business, Kandi Condi is the person to see. If you are wondering how to live a life you love, this conversation is the one to hear! 
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Dr. Janice S. Ellis, author of From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream, "vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. Dr. Ellis tells the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her.
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Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the rigor of the oboe, but haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life?
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One of the most painful experiences for a parent is the loss or fear of loss of a child.  There are times - albeit potentially unwitting - that parents see the next child as a replacement child. Educator/author Barbara Jaffe, a “replacement child,” discovered that the barriers to acceptability were high.  Barbara was born to fill the vacancy left by her little brother who died at the age of two. This conversation tells the multitude of people who have been 'replacement children’ that they, too, can find hope and healing. 
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Unable to see injustice and remain silent, it is not a surprise that Schyla Pondexter-Moore used her passion and her skills to advocate for her daughter, for all our daughters, for all of us.  Schyla's teenage daughter was the target of what so many, too many girls and women experience simply walking down the street. Schyla discusses her participation in the documentary, Triggered - Street Harassment and Rape Culture.  Listen to her story - watch Triggered (www.grassrootsdc.org)  and draw energy from Schyla's devotion to righting wrongs whenever she sees them
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MyNDTALK - Wogamatter - Esther Lawson

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wogamatter by Esther Lawson is a compelling tale of a small mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society. A sad story, but one with a real moral at its heart, no listener will fail to be moved by the author's account of her life as a young child and developing teenager. 
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Dr. Janice Ellis vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her.
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Like many Black Americans of the mid-twentieth century, Phyllis Lawson’s parents moved from their hometown of Livingston, Alabama to the big city in search of a better life. It wasn’t long before hardships left them unable to provide.
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