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159 Mary Stein

Stories that Empower

Release Date: 09/28/2020

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Lisa grew up in a home, where she witnessed domestic violence and emotional brutality. She experienced shame and isolation. Lisa managed to get herself out into a healthy life. Writing about it helped her speak her truth.

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Stephanie Raffelock and I bring you another episode of “Holiday Stories” with our special guest, Michelle Cox.

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Patricia survived sexual abuse from a family member. Initially, she became very good at self sabotage. Patricia found the courage to thrive, release the shame, and live fully. This enabled her to free her voice.  

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Stephanie Raffelock and I bring you another episode of “Holiday Stories” with our special guest, Kathryn Taylor.

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Rebecca experienced cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a daughter. She knew she could either focus on what isn't (allow fear to creep in) or focus on what is (enjoy each day). Rebecca chose the latter.

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Stephanie Raffelock and I bring you another episode of “Holiday Stories” with our special guest, Jeanne Guy.

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When Kristen lost her baby, she leaned into journaling as a way of coping and navigating loss. She felt a loss of relationships, identity and dreams. Kristen chose not to allow events to define her. She navigated from the grief and rebuilt herself from the ground up. Kristen put herself back together again in new and better ways.

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A special "Holiday Stories" episode with guest Stephanie Raffelock.

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Losing her brother to AIDS and her spouse to cancer, planted seeds of addiction in Rosemary. She felt that was surviving from crisis management.

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As a former school teacher in Louisiana, Eileen was encouraged to retain or hold back students. This never rested well with her. Writing about the experience and being asked to speak, made her feel that she could pay back the children that she may have let down.

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Mary was the second illegitimate child of a single unconventional mother. She did not have the money to attend college, so she took a job as a stripper. Mary took the grim descent into the underworld. Fortunately, she met someone, got married, attended college and finished her university degree. Then, one day, her husband died at the age of 33. Mary and her young son were left with nothing to live on. She knew that she couldn't afford to give up, she had to keep it together, as she was her son's only support. Mary feels that education helped her to claw her way out of poverty. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- seek to have honest and equitable relationships
- our ability and desire to learn is primary
- travel activates our mind and senses

Mary C. K. Stein is a #MeToo octogenarian who started life as a Rust Belt farmgirl and learned the hard way the pitfalls that await the poor and unprotected in their quest for upward social mobility. After working for Bell Telephone, and then as a stripper in a mob-operated show lounge, and after that as a substitute teacher in an underserved middle school in Brooklyn, she began teaching AP/IB English abroad. That work took her to six countries on five continents: Greece, Egypt, Venezuela, China, Panama, and Taiwan. She wrote Fatherless, Fearless, Female in the hopes that it will give the current women’s movements their own embodiment

https://www.facebook.com/marysteinmemoir 

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