Tag Archives: Purging

January 31

The Mighty Mentor

Mary refuses to wear one hat. Over her successful career she’s been a facilitator, trainer, mentor, strategic communications consultant and stage actor. She’s a great mentor because she’s kind and full of compassion. She’s a great strategic consultant because she’s smart. She’s a great actor because she’s wise and gets life. For 30 years she was the […]

August 06

The Active Activist

Katie’s always been a women’s woman; fighting for females’ rights and health in college and moving into public policy after she graduated. Now she’s working to ensure women have access to all of their choices in the mysterious world of reproductive health. Born and raised in Florida, this 31-year-old feels like she’s found her place […]

January 11

The Dangerously Dexterous Dancer

For the last three years I have watched Dakotah teach women how to dance like crazy: how to get their hips down and dirty, make their boobs wave, and pull out their inner cowgirl. Her ZUMBA classes are spirited, just like her. I have also watched Dakatoh’s body, marveling at both its shape—which is a masterpiece of strong […]

December 07

The Advertising Acrobat

Stella is usually called Mother at the advertising agency she works for in London. She runs the Creative Department, keeping her brood humming, and ensuring the writers and art directors refrain from tattooing their knuckles onto clients’ faces. Managing creative people is no easy task; you have to be highly creative yourself to pull it […]

September 24

The Saucy Safari Queen

There’s nothing more fabulous than a woman who works with incredibly dangerous animals. Ten years ago I was on a snorkeling trip in Zanzibar, when I overheard a woman say, “I’ve been working in Zambia for six months and now I’m exploring East Africa. Alone.” “Hey, that’s my line!” I said. The tall, red-headed beauty, originally […]