Category Archives for I Believe

Story #6: Surviving in Corporate America in the 90’s

In 1992 my parents re-united with us in the States…. My father had liver cancer and died four days after his arrival…. Before he died, for the first time in my life, he said, “I love you, and

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Story #5: From Comfort to Sacrifice to Compromise Again

After the confrontation with my husband’s mother, we had our talk…. I said to him: “You know…if you decide to leave – it’s up to you, if you decide to stay – it’s up to

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Story #4: Why Women Compromise?

My daughter was born in March of 1981. I graduated from the University with a Physics degree in June 1981. For my entire life, I wanted to be a physicist, but the “Good Old Boys’ Club”

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Story #3: There’s Only 1% Chance Your Child Will Live

While I was attending university, I got married, and we had a child. I was 23 years old and very healthy. While my pregnancy was normal and I didn’t have any warnings, my daughter was born post-term. I

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Story #2: The Things Women Are NOT Supposed To Do

Going to the University was my escape plan from the constant negativity and emotional abuse I felt at home. My plan was to go to school and never come back. EVER. I had achieved top honors in high school

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Story # 1: Conform or Get Out?

I was born into a middle-class family. My family heritage is Jewish. My mother was a librarian, and my father was a military officer in the Soviet Union Army. I was the firstborn and had a sister five

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