Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Gida’s Story

I'm a deaf 35 year old woman with two children.  I'm also HIV positive.  I was raped twice by the same man.  It happened when I was working as a carpenter's assistant. The men used to come up to me and ask for sexual favors.  I rejected them.  At the time, I couldn't communicate using …

World Leprosy Day

Tens of thousands of people in the world suffer from leprosy, a bacterial infection which affects the skin and destroys nerves.  Since the disease affects the nervous system, the affected areas become numb. People suffering from leprosy cannot feel pain and can easily hurt or injure themselves.  These injuries can become infected and result in tissue …

Eleanor Roosevelt

Earlier this month when I was reading about African American women who made a difference so that I could feature them in the special issue of Notes to Women newsletter, one name kept popping up--Eleanor Roosevelt.  I promised myself that I would do a little writeup on her.  And here we are. "Where, after all, …

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