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Women's Fund of Rhode Island

09-16-2014
Ailin Lu
"Nine Women Appointed as Supreme Court Justices" is a pseudo-headline that would elicit outrage across the nation. People would protest the unequal gender representation on the jury, and news anchors would dramatically announce, “This is a development that could radically change the way we interpret the Constitution.” I think it says a lot about us as a society that we can sit with the fact that all Supreme Court Justices were men for 239 years, and yet the thought of having all-female
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09-10-2014
Farah Faye
I owe my feminist beliefs to my mother. An outspoken, strong-willed woman, my mom was never afraid to speak her mind. As a result of this, she set a boundless example for me, and for any future women that would ever be a part of my brother’s life. To have a voice was considered the norm for me. My belief that a woman should be equal to a man was considered common sense, not a revolution. And in my small corner of Long Island, I never knew that it was such a big deal to be a feminist. Wasn’t
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09-03-2014
Nancy Austin
Show above: The second Union Station building (1898-1986) facing what is now Kennedy Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. [Image: RI Secretary of State office] Over 150 years ago the governor of Rhode Island commissioned the portrait of a RI woman inventor for display in Union Station. It was part of his public history activism strategy to build support for equal economic opportunities for women in the state. It’s 1858 and the Rhode Island economy is still reeling from the Panic of 1857 - the first
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08-12-2014
Molly Savard
It’s swimsuit season! Are you feeling bad about yourself yet? If you’re like most humans I know, you’re too bony, too curvy, too flat, too pale, too dark — basically, your kind should just stay away from the beach or pool. Or at least cover up that unattractive flesh. During and leading up to the summer months, we’re bombarded with headlines promoting “beach-ready bodies” (which, in my dictionary, means only “sunscreened”), as well as friends’ flattering selfies from the sand(hashtag you’re
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08-07-2014
clientadmin
My 78-year-old grandmother recently moved from the Cape Verde Islands - an archipelago located off the West Coast of Africa - to our small state of Rhode Island. Even though she now resides here in New England, we are still constantly catching up. She tells me great tales about our relatives and friends back home, but I mostly share stories about the exciting work I feel so fortunate to be a part of here at the Women's Fund. So, yes, Grams (as I like to call her) knows all about the amazing
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07-17-2014
clientadmin
My 78-year-old grandmother recently moved from the Cape Verde Islands - an archipelago located off the West Coast of Africa - to our small state of Rhode Island. Even though she now resides here in New England, we are still constantly catching up. She tells me great tales about our relatives and friends back home, but I mostly share stories about the exciting work I feel so fortunate to be a part of here at the Women's Fund. So, yes, Grams (as I like to call her) knows all about the amazing
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07-15-2014
Molly Savard
My 78-year-old grandmother recently moved from the Cape Verde Islands - an archipelago located off the West Coast of Africa - to our small state of Rhode Island. Even though she now resides here in New England, we are still constantly catching up. She tells me great tales about our relatives and friends back home, but I mostly share stories about the exciting work I feel so fortunate to be a part of here at the Women's Fund. So, yes, Grams (as I like to call her) knows all about the amazing
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