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The Privilege of a Snow Day

It is a mix of snow and sleet paired with freezing the South. Our world is shut down. It is lovely. It is Saturday and we suddenly have a weekend without obligations.   An excuse to stay in sweats, work on small projects, actually talk to family, stay up late watching

Looking Forward

I'm a "resolutioner". A reflector. A list maker. An organizer. All traits that pair well with the end of the year. As a girl I would make time on New Year's Eve to write my goals for the next year on a small piece of paper. I'd then put them in a


It is time for white people to wake up from “the Dream,” recognize the pain our privilege causes, and begin to make amends. Tweet There has been so much said on social media since the seven murders last week and now today. Some powerful words have been shared. Some people have remained

Who Makes the Decision

Mother’s Day gives us the chance to reflect on our mother, the women who have been our mentors, and the mothers around us.  Motherhood is a messy, crazy, amazing, life-altering, life-long journey.  It is not for the faint hearted! Before my first child was born I couldn’t have imagined that

Connecting Webinars to Action Steps in Louisiana

Blog Post by Caroline Brazeel from LouisianaEvery Woman Southeast is having an incredibly positive impact on my personal and professional life through its meaningful webinars and support from my colleagues in other states. It’s the fact that we are a regional organization of local people that makes us uniquely poised

Jessica Hardy is Leading the Way in Alabama

Happy New Year Everyone!Jessica Hardy is a very active and engaged member of the EWSE leadership team. She is a registered nurse, with an advanced degree in public health from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). She has served more than nineteen years with the Alabama Department of Public Health

From the Field: Health Care Law’s Positive Impact on Women

Making Change Happen in Florida  Leah Barber-Heinz is the CEO of Florida CHAINLost in all of the political wrangling over the Affordable Care Act is the fact that Florida’s women, an astounding 1.4 million of whom are uninsured, will see a huge positive impact thanks to these reforms.

Voices from the Field: Callie Womble, Intern Extraordinaire

Hello Blog World! My name is Callie Womble and I'm a Masters of Public Health student in the Health Behavior Department at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. My graduate program focuses on the social and behavioral sciences as a means of understanding and improving

Connecting in Mississippi

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Gulfport, Mississippi to partner with EWSE Leadership Team member Juanita Graham and her colleagues on promoting the life course approach to reducing infant mortality.The focus of my trip was a presentation to the District 9 FIMR Teams (fetal, infant mortality

What Southern Women Need to Know about the ACA

Cecilia Sáenz Becerra is the field organizer with Raising Women’s Voices. She works with RWV’s state partners throughout the South and resides in Atlanta, GA.What about health care reform is exciting for you? As October 1 draws arrives, I am excited that thousands of people across the nation who previously did