Neglected Wife

I'm a twenty-something woman married to Andris, my former Science professor at London University. We became involved while I was in his class. Our relationship was kept under-wraps, of course until after I graduated. A couple of years later, when he became a best-selling Science fiction author, he stopped teaching at the university. I was …

The Newshour

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Don’t be nervous,” Bill told Avril.  “You’ll nail this.” “I hope so,” she muttered.  It was her first day on camera, doing the weekly NewsHour program and she was very nervous.  It was time.  They stood in front of the cameras. Bill spoke first and then he introduced her. The …

The Assistant

PHOTO PROMPT ©-Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields I’m on my way back to the office with Mr. Morales’ lunch which I grabbed after dropping his shirts off at the laundry.  I’m his assistant, fresh out of university.  He’s the producer of the series, Savage Seeds.  We got along very well.  I greatly admired and respected him until last …

Sexual Harassment

It wasn’t until Ashley Judd heroically shared her story a few days ago that I felt ashamed.  If I had spoken up a decade ago, would I have saved countless women from the same experience I had or worse? While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad …

Saving Face

I was thrilled last night when I saw the documentary, Saving Face win the Oscar.  It was a proud moment for Canadian Pakistani filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as she made history as Pakistan's first Oscar winner.  Chinoy hopes that this Oscar win will ignite a flourishing film industry in Pakistan. Saving Face is a documentatry about acid …

Global Renaissance Woman

"I thought, my voice killed him; I killed that man, because I told his name. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone..." Maya blamed herself for the death of the man who sexually abused and raped her when she was only eight years old.  For five years …

Oscar History Makers

In light of the Academy Awards which are happening this Sunday, I thought I should salute two women who made Oscar history.  The first is Halle Berry.   Her gut wrenching portrayal in Monster's Ball of a hard-working waitress struggling to raise an obese son while her husband sat on death row earned her the Best Actress Oscar, making …

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