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Healing Power of Girlfriends: Deborah Olson & Carmen Renee Berry

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Release Date: 10/07/2020

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Zahra Hankir features nineteen Arab women journalists who speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection. A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern —are working tirelessly to shape nuanced narratives about their changing homelands, often risking their lives on the front lines of war. From sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo to the difficulty of traveling without a male relative in Yemen, their challenges are unique—as are their advantages, such as being able to speak candidly with other women at a Syrian...

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Deborah Olson is the women’s emotional health specialist. Deborah has provided counseling services for nearly two decades in the greater Houston, Texas, area. She is the author of The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection.

Carmen Renee Berry is the New York Times Bestselling Author, creator of the prolific author writing system, and CEO of Berry Powell Press. Carmen wrote Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties book a few years ago.

Deborah and Carmen will talk with Sara Jamshdi about the healing power of female connections, something we need during the pandemic and depressing-news era.