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Wake Up Female Protagonists: COVID-19

March 26, 2020
If Octavia Butler were alive today, what would she say ? In her stories there were always female protagonists, she wrote herself into the story and took us with her. We are the earth loving sheros, the shape shifting elders, the isolated but actionable young women who somehow find places inside of...
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Explaining social distancing to kids

March 24, 2020
After screaming into the void about the desperate need for massive testing and rapid social isolation , we are now living that quarantine life. Like many parents I am trying not to terrify my child (and myself), but unlike many parents I will not sugarcoat things. Especially after spending decades...
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Join Moms On A Teletownhall TONIGHT For the ACA!

March 23, 2020
Happy 10th anniversary to the Affordable Care Act! I became an advocate for health care way back when the ACA was being considered, by sharing my family's health care story with an incredible organization called healthcare rally.jpg When my son, Ethan, was born in 2006 we found out...
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How I Adapt to Quarantine Life

March 19, 2020
When your camping trip gets canceled, you pitch a tent in your backyard. The ability to adapt to change, adjust to a new reality, let go of what was and create a new sense of normalcy is the secret to happiness. It’s not something you’ll find at the end of a treasure hunt. Happiness is a state of...

UPDATED! [VIDEO] How to talk to kids about coronavirus: FREE Webinar

March 17, 2020
As we stay inside and practice responsible social distancing, it’s more important than ever that we’re connecting and supporting one another. That’s why the Women's March is hosting a series of webinars this week to discuss the issues we know are impacting you already. Yesterday we heard from...
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Novel Coronavirus Response Must Include Affordable, Equal Access to Treatment for ALL

March 17, 2020
My name is Yasmin Canales and I am member of Little Lobbyists, an organization who advocates for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities. I am a high school senior, just accepted into my top 2 choices for college. I love swimming, work as a lifeguard, and am a youth group leader with a passion for sharing my faith. I was also born with a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis, which affects all my organs, but especially my respiratory and digestive systems. Since birth, I have had over 30 hospitalizations for weeks at a time as well as 15 surgeries. I take 21 different medications, including over 35 pills daily, and 2-4 hours of intense respiratory therapies.
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Maternal Justice Legislative & Policy Updates - Feb/March 2020

March 14, 2020
An overview of Maternal Justice related federal and state policy updates for February and March 2020
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***Important*** Tell your Senator to vote YES on the COVID-19 package!

March 14, 2020
Listen, I’m going to get real with you. I know that you might be more than a little anxious right now and unsure of what is going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading. I am too. The good news is that late last night Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and leaders in the U.S. House of...
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Isolation: How To Cope

March 13, 2020
As a family, we’re no stranger to being homebound. Over last decade, we’ve had several reasons to isolate including a bone marrow transplant and an illness that left one of us bedridden. As of this publication, we’ve partially isolated for over 2 weeks and completely isolated for some days. The...
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When You Have Leukemia & Need A Mask

March 12, 2020
I know we are all afraid. In fact, the fear of infection is constantly with me these days. I try to let go of the anxiety, while at the same time remembering to wash my hands often, use hand sanitizer very often, wear a mask and gloves outside, and have anyone who comes over put on a mask and...
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