Stories – in a man’s world

Ali Rushfield

A COMEDY WRITER’S STORY by Ali Rushfield

In 2001, when I just started out working in TV comedy, I worked in one of the most difficult writer’s ...
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Wendy Tokuda

A SHY TV ANCHOR by Wendy Tokuda

I was a living stereotype of the nice little Japanese girl: quiet, polite, and obedient. My mom worried that I ...
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Sohini Chakraborty

AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Sohini Chakraborty

The traditional way of life in India is that children continue to live with their parents or their families until ...
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Renel Brooks Moon

FINDING MY VOICE by Renel Brooks-Moon

I’ve been announcing San Francisco Giants’ games for many years and every game is a new experience; it’s more fun ...
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Terri Lyne Carrington

FULL CIRCLE by Terri Lyne Carrington

Due to the fact that I am a drummer, playing an instrument predominantly played by men in the male-dominated music ...
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IN VINO VERITAS by Ginny Lambrix

I had to convince the French owner of the company, Jean Charles, that I could be completely happy in grubby ...
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Michele Maggiora

ODE TO GRAY by Michele Maggiora

I made the decision to stop, many times. But I kept at it; the ritual of dyeing my hair. I ...
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Anne Singer

OF MEN AND A MACHINE by Anne Singer

You live in a city like New York long enough and you learn to ignore things. The urban cacophony – ...
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Gloria Steinem

ON SELF-ESTEEM by Gloria Steinem

It was the late sixties, those days that were still pre-feminist for me. I didn’t question the fact that male ...
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SOMETIMES IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS by Sara Arason

One day, though, it occurred to me that what I want might matter. What makes ME happy might be important, ...
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Dianne Reeves

TALKING TO THE DEVIL by Dianne Reeves

Ironically, one song in particular Endangered Species, which I wrote with a good friend, seemed to sum up the situation ...
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Tabra Tunoa

THE ADVENTURE OF CHANGING ONE’S WORLD by Tabra Tunoa

I am Tabra Tunoa, Fabulous, Creative, Jewelry Designer, Artist, and Very Courageous World Traveling Adventurer. That's how I like to ...
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TRUCKIN’ by Johanna McCloy

When he graduated to the 18-wheeler, it felt like we’d become freeway royalty, bouncing with soft air suspension above everyone, ...
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Caroline Paul

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE by Caroline Paul

Join me now at a fairly typical fire. That’s me, crawling down a hallway. I’m hauling hose, but you can’t ...
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