I never, ever dreamed I’d live to see this day: Miracle Monday. This is why I love Facebook. I woke up to a private message from Terri Marshall Gilfillan with […]
Two books have changed the trajectory of my life. Ironically, both were written by Anna Quindlen: Black & Blue and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Actually, Black & Blue changed the trajectory of […]
It’s like he stole my soul. – Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the awful night of the guns. I was trapped and terrified. […]
I was on Oprah today. OK. Blink. You missed me. Several times. I was in the audience for almost all of Iyanla Vanzant’s twenty-two appearances on Oprah. I vividly recall the Maundy […]
Oprah’s last season launches on September 13, 2010. I’m one of those ultimate viewers who has been watching since day one when her show was A.M. Chicago. My life shifted […]
Mike Dowd is my hero. He’s a New York attorney who has taken on sexual-predator priests, and he’s representing Barbara Sheehan. He also founded the Women’s Justice Center at Pace […]
Anna Quindlen captured the heart and soul of every woman who has ever tasted the bitter fruit of abuse: “It’s like he stole my soul.” (page 219) She deftly navigated the undercurrents of domestic violence. She powerfully demonstrated how our society and legal system enable both the abuser and his/her victim to continue destructive behavior patterns. She turned a bright spotlight on the Patty Bancrofts of the world who seek to control rather than empower women. She threw down the gauntlet to families everywhere who rear women to be helpless doormats and condone the vicious conduct of men through their silence. She painted a sensitive portrait of the shattered innocence of a child caught in the crossfire. In short, Anna Quindlen turned over every rock and examined the mass of maggots hiding underneath.