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Finding Release: Using the Death of a Child to Help Other Women

Coping With the Death of a Child: Susan Burton Turns Tragedy Into Hope

It started with grief and has become something much more powerful. After losing her 5-year-old son in a car accident, Susan Burton became addicted to drugs to soothe her broken heart. She ended up serving six prison terms over 15 years before finally getting clean.

She has since devoted her life to helping other women in prison and those just getting out. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe houses in L.A. for hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children. Read about this courageous woman in her book, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Katie Ford

In a similar vein, NextTriber Katie Ford has left her decades-long career as a journalist to dedicate herself to an intervention program called Healing Trauma at the Lockhart (Texas) Correctional Facility for Women.

Through therapy, expressive arts and physical exercises, the program can reduce depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in incarcerated women. Find out more about Katie’s plan and how you can help here.

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Iris Apfel: The “Geriatric Starlet” Still Rocks It

You may well have seen photos of Iris Apfel, now 96, over the years, and her remarkable, unabashed sense of style. The enormous eyeglasses, the bright red lips, the crazy-color clothes and the sky-high piles of fun jewelry. Talk about Aging Boldly!

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha

Who hasn’t danced to “Chain of Fools,” hollered out the chorus of “Respect” or swayed while singing “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman”? The music of Aretha Franklin—who passed away at age 76—touched just about every person of our generation, but especially females. At a moment in our culture when women were claiming their independence, her songs became the soundtrack.

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