Ruth Learns of Dushan’s Engagement

Chelsey walked into the drawing room and stood by the fireplace. Her mother was sitting on the sofa. "Where's Gideon?" she asked. "He's gone to the store. He said he needed another pair of shoes. I can't imagine why he would need another pair when he already has so many pairs." "So, what are you …

International Women’s Day 2022

Ever wondered how International Women's Day began? Well, the woman behind the annual day of recognition of women was Theresa Malkiel, a Russian-born Jewish woman living in New York City. As head of the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), she established an annual National Woman's Day which was the precursor to International Women's Day. Theresa …

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 …

You Matter

All my life I saw myself the way others did.  I was insignificant.  I didn’t matter.  I was unloved.  I was neglected, ignored, mistreated and devalued.  Why?  I was a girl.  In some cultures, being a girl was an undesirable thing.  People didn’t want daughters.  They wanted sons.  My parents were no different.  When I …

Sherry’s Story

I want to tell somebody but who will believe me?  Who will believe that the man who uses me for a punching bag is one of New York's finest?  I'm just a former exotic dancer who had the misfortune of getting hooked up with the wrong man.  I guess I was flattered by the attentions …

Balance for Better

I'm ashamed to say that I completely forgot that today is International Women's Day.  There was a time when I was on top of these important days/events.  I'm grateful to my son for reminding me this morning.  He came into the kitchen and wished me a "Happy International Women's Day".  I was surprised that he …

Women’ s History Month

I learned today that March is Women's History Month and it is a celebration of women's contributions to society.  Before Women's History Month, there was Women's History Week, the birth child of the school district of Sonoma, California which participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's …

Press for Progress

Today is International Women's Day and this year's theme is Press for Progress.  The event is celebrated every year on March 8 to commemorates the movement for women's rights. This morning I learned a very interesting fact which was that the earliest Women's Day observance, called "National Woman's Day," was held on February 28, 1909 …

You Should Have Been a Boy

Imagine hearing the words, "You should have been a boy"! Imagine being shunned your entire life because you were born a girl.  Well, this is what happened to Ruth.  Watch her incredible story. Visit Veil of Tears website to find out how you can get involved in International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8.  Encourage your friends …

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