Getting Ready!

It was such a pleasure being a part of the inaugural Rady Women’s Forum last weekend, Discussions and Action Plans for Vibrant Leaders! The student-led, Rady admissions-supported event was filled with empowering sessions. I attended the two sessions immediately before mine and took away many suggestions for mindfulness and some very good negotiation tactics! I was sad not to be […]

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The Time I Wailed

Dear Readers, I want to tell you about a time I wailed, I mean really WAILED. I was almost 2 years into my pain. I had stood up against my supervisor for winking at me and asked him to stop. He refused and then, in my opinion, proceeded to retaliate against me for having stood up against him. No matter […]

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Share Your Resources

Dear Readers, Sadly, I missed sending out announcements for the last two “The 5th is for Flowers”… September’s was over Labor Day and it made sense to just enjoy the weekend. October’s was this week. Wow. What a week to have missed! My goal is to have this site be a source of help and healing for those experiencing sexual […]

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R.I.P.

It’s time for some phrases to R.I.P… It strikes me that it is time to put to rest a number of phrases in our common vernacular that are simply no longer appropriate to say, especially on the playing field and in the workplace. I want to hear your thoughts on this but I am very nervous about where the comments might […]

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The Little Things

“If You’re Going Through Hell,” as Rodney Atkins tells it, it helps to have a little bit of child-like fun to take along with you. At least, I found this to be helpful. With long, difficult days, I found creating a little moment each day to smile helped a whole lot. I have since been learning that the act of smiling […]

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Fathers With Daughters

On my path, I found that it was the fathers with daughters that offered me the most support and empathy in dealing with sexual harassment and the retaliation that often comes with standing up against it. Every time I mention this blog and my story to women, they immediately offer me feedback – mostly direct looks and affirming nods, some […]

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