Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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WORK AND FAMILY:
The Women Who Dared point out that because the hours of the day are finite, combining activist work with family life can present logistical challenges. But some of these women have also discovered that often they are better parents as activists and better activists as parents. Many of the Women Who Dared have found ways to share their activism with their families and their children, imbuing both the current and next generation with the commitment to social change.


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My husband used to be teased all the time: 'Your wife's one of the ones involved in SHALVA, well what does that mean about you.' (Fayge Siegal) ...More 
- SHALVA (Safe Homes Advice and Legal Aid for Victims of Abuse)   View Biography


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Having a family hasn't changed how I've done this work. The only time it was limiting was when I couldn't go to Sierra Leone because I was giving birth ...More 
- Lynn Amowitz   View Biography


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Ari actually figured [my work] out on his own. When the Kosovar refugee crisis happened, he was watching TV with us ...More  Audio available
- Lynn Amowitz   View Biography


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My husband, Ben, Alav Hashalom, was fully supportive and proud. In fact, I taught him how to do Haftarah, too. ...More 
- Hadassah Blocker   View Biography


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I think you always do [feel conflicts between professional work and family] because you only have a finite amount of time, your children only grow up once ...More 
- Renee Brant   View Biography


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Sometimes it's hard, but I really haven't really faced so many problems ...More 
- Elana Brownstein   View Biography


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Always, every day [I experienced conflicts between my work with ACT and family responsibilities]. But you sort of deal with them. You try to work it so that you don't feel guilty about how you're treating your children ...More 
- Peggy Charren   View Biography


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All of my work for the National Breast Cancer Coalition and also the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and more recently Jewish Women's Coalition for Breast Cancer is totally volunteer, on my own time ...More 
- Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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I do sometimes [feel that it is hard to have work that is paid work and work that is unpaid] because what happens is that there is so much stuff to be done ...More 
- Judi Hirshfield-Bartek   View Biography


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I think the best you can impart [to your kids] is the ability to question and challenge authority ...More 
- Margaret Lazarus   View Biography


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Doing that action together with [my sons] was really important to me. ...More 
- Sally Mack   View Biography


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It's my favorite story in terms of my kids about activism. When my daughter ...More  Audio available
- Shelley Morhaim   View Biography


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I think that [my children] are truly inspired and committed to [activism] ...More 
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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Well I have a wonderful husband who, despite the fact that he is a very busy ...More  Audio available
- Marla Oros   View Biography


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The question that you are really asking me is, can you have it all? Can you have a family and be in the workforce and work as many hours as is necessary to do the job? ...More 
- Ruth Rothstein   View Biography


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I tried not to [feel conflicts between family responsibilities and my job], but I know that when I was going to school, the kids kind of resented that. ...More 
- Freyda Sanders   View Biography


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My mother was always worried about me. When we left each other in morning, we never knew if we would see each other at night again. ...More 
- Denise Schorr   View Biography


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I don't know if [my field] was difficult for my kids when they were young; they certainly never implied that, and in fact I can remember them bringing their friends to me to ask questions ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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I very much try to save time to be a real human being ...More 
- Laurie Schwab Zabin   View Biography


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"Until I had my son, I spent as much time as I possibly could toward my career and my advocacy. Now I spend a lot of time with my son." ...More 
- Abby  Shevitz   View Biography


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It's hard to separate my advocacy from my paid work. I think that I think of myself as someone who works to change situations and so there's never really been a line between ...More 
- Betsy Shure Gross   View Biography


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Your family sees you as mom. ...More 
- Marillyn Tallman   View Biography


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When my youngest daughter, Heidi, was coming home from school at about quarter past two, I had just started teaching child development ...More 
- Gertrude Webb   View Biography


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I guess [I balanced work and family] the best that I could. You can never do anything 100%. ...More 
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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There was no way they [my children] could not know [about my work in domestic abuse] ...More 
- Hanna Weinberg   View Biography


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"We learn a lot of skills as mothers — skills about patience, about multitasking." ...More 
- Sue Wolf-Fordham   View Biography


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When I had children, I realized that I would never put myself on the line like that again, at least not until they had grown up ...More 
- Judy Frieze Wright   View Biography


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Well it's always hard to juggle, but fortunately I do have a partner who is also committed to arranging a flexible work schedule ...More 
- Janet Yassen   View Biography


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My family is incredibly supportive.... I used to bring kids ...More 
- Rebecca Yenawine   View Biography