Shertora Edlin

Shertora Edlin

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By: Ms. K

Our #WCW for this week is Shertora Edlin one of my college friends from University of Maryland: Eastern Shore, she started her own bakery company “Prissy Sweet Cake Treats” in the Washington, DC metro area.  I meet this amazing woman as my suitemate sophomore year in college, and I have witnessed her growth into a phenomenal woman. She defines a superwoman because of her drive, passion, and motivation to achieve.

 

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The Veil Behind the Mask

The Veil Behind the Mask

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By: Ms. K

      A woman’s choice is a woman’s right. The decision to control one’s body should be their choice, but what happens when does decisions affects another life. When the decision affects an unborn child? Does it become a debate of who has a voice? A woman has a choice, the government has the law, but the baby is silent. It becomes a battlefield between pro-life and pro-choice. It’s not an easy decision that anyone woman can make, it might be filled with mixed emotions: regrets, sorrow, confusion, relief, and joy. Who’s right, and who’s wrong? Where does the line get drawn between having the ability to choose, and having the ability to take a life? It’s been forty years since Roe v. Wade, but the debate still remains between pro-choice and pro- life. Where does the line get drawn for a woman’s right?  Continue reading “The Veil Behind the Mask”

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day

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By: Ms. K

Today March 10, 2014 is National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. Know your status, get informed, and get empowered.“At the end of 2010 1 out of 4 people living with diagnose of HIV infection in the United States were women.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

“We are empowered” is an intimate and inspiring conversation with Alicia Keys and five women living with HIV in the U.S.

 

To get more information: 

Greater Than AIDS

http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/hiv-aids-awareness-days/149/national-women-and-girls-hiv-aids-awareness-day