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Blog Archive

  • Why I Keep Vigil

    I sat across from my dear friend in a diner over pancakes and coffee. I trust her. She and I have laughed together, cried together, challenged each other, have had painfully honest conversations, and shared secrets and beliefs that others might fine crazy. Read more...

  • What If?

    Eight women sit around a table. Three laugh about something that happened earlier in the day. Two are stirring cups of chocolate milk, chatting like old friends. Read more...

  • Alice in the 21st Century

    Most of us have read or seen a version of Alice in Wonderland. Disney’s images of the 19th century story range from amusing to frantic to terrifying (at least to a small child). Imagine the 21st century Alice falling into the rabbit hole of domestic violence. Read more...

  • Joining the Ministry

    Before heading to the church, as I do most Sundays, I turned on NPR and caught a portion of Christa Tippet’s show, On Being. Read more...

  • Ongoing Gift

    Every year the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion. Domestic violence is costing us, as a community, more than $5.8 billion per year. Read more...

  • Domestic Violence Action

    It’s October… and that means it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! If I’m brutally honest, it’s early in the month and I’m feeling a little fatigued. Read more...

  • 3 Simple Ways to Volunteer with your Children

    Volunteering with your children is a simple way to teach your children difficult concepts like compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude and social responsibility.

  • What Would You Do to Build A Movement?

    That’s the question I find swirling around in my head these last few days. What would you do to build a movement?

  • The Day That I...

    The other day I did the thing where I mentally scrolled through my jumbled schedule, trying to weed through the days to find October 11. Read more...

  • #WhyIStayed

    I think I sweat my weight at the gym last night. It was Tuesday; I was up for interval sprints: 30 seconds blast off, 60 seconds to recover, 30 seconds blast off, 60 seconds to recover. I was cruising. Just at minute 6, my peripheral vision caught the damning image that, if you are reading this post, you have seen by now. Read more...

  • Dear Mrs. Rice...

    Please, allow me to begin by saying, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that this is happening to you. You do not deserve this, you are not alone, and this is not your fault. Read more...

  • It's a Race!

    On Saturday, October 11th we will Race. It is our 5th annual Race to Empower. The race is held in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to do just that… raise awareness, but also to give the community an opportunity to help us raise funds for the much needed services and programs we provide, that are always free, private, and confidential. Read more...

  • What Would You Do?

    It’s the $5.8 billion question. You can read the graphic. Every year the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion. Read more...

  • Take Some Time

    Though Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, its true purpose is to recognize the contributions that America’s workers make on a daily basis.

  • Declaring My "Independency"

    Several weeks ago I was interviewing a potential employee when, in the course of conversation, she used the word “independency.” The voice in my head distractedly asked, “Did she say independency? Is that a word?”

  • Keep Marching Forward

    The staff at A Woman’s Place wears yellow in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Please wear yellow on Tuesday, August 26th to show your support too.

  • School & Fall Will Be Here Soon

    August is halfway over, and that means that a new school year and fall are right around the corner.

  • In Full Swing

    We are moving our thrift shop! Full Circle will be In Full Swing, on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

  • Out of Bounds

    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell took a public relations black eye over his lenient punishment of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice.

  • Volunteer Benefits

    Volunteering for a nonprofit is an obvious way to help others. But have you ever considered that it’s an opportunity to help yourself as well?

  • Extraordinary Women

    Google “extraordinary women” and up comes Extraordinary Women Ministries. (Their September conference is sold out, so if you are looking for some extraordinary ladies, Roanoke in late September might be your best bet.)

  • The Writer's Block

    As a former High School and Middle School teacher, nearly life-long Bucks County resident, and believer in the power of woman, The Empowerment Project workshop series The Writer's Block speaks to me.

  • Making Impressions

    f you read my #LikeAGirl blog post last week, you know that I’m paying more attention to what I do throughout my day #LikeAGirl.

  • Freedom

    What does Freedom look like for a survivor of Domestic Abuse?

  • #LikeAGirl

    It’s not every day that pantiliners make me think… but I confess that watching this video has me thinking of all the things that I do #LikeAGirl.