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I Am An Original Woman

Strength, boldness, and determination! Women that inspire. 118 People

    Somebody Nominated Me Too

    I haven't gotten the faintest clue as to why I would have been nominated for this. Unique woman? Yes, that I definitely am. All the same I am honored and would really like to know who in EP land thought I deserved such and honor as this. Anyone want to fess up??
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    But At the Same Time...

    I know I am no better or more original than you. I just understand things from a completely different light. It no longer scares me. It no longer leaves me wondering if I'm the only one. It wouldn't matter if I was the only one anymore. My entire life's been flipped...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Give Any Ep Lady a Shout Out!

    There are so many fabulous women that are a part of EP and I wanted to give everyone a chance to honor those that have been friends, leaders, and shared inspiration with the community.   So, here is the place to give a big EP SHOUT OUT!   I would like to give an EP...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 14 Responses May 1, 2008

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    I've Learned....

    Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something just because you're female...  Don't take their word for it, what if they're wrong? My high school guidance couselor told me that I could never be a pilot...HE WAS WRONG!  It took hard work, but I am living my dream...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2008

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    Caroline Kane ~~ Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Perhaps it’s my own Mid-Western roots that made me feel extra comfortable and excited about Caroline.  Kane has become a very influential individual in her field of study, while at the same time doing very important work to help other women find the opportunity and...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2008

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    I Didn't Expect It

    i didn't expect a nomination for anything, but it wasn't a huge surprise either, i mean, I am pretty unique, so i keep being told. and I'm deffinatly different. Original? perhaps :) so who was it anyway?
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    Role Model Quotes

      Find some inspiration from the voices of some Original Women…share inspiration by posting your own words of wisdom or comments. “Be your own source of strength and comfort.  Believe that you are in love, happy, and fulfilled because you started by...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    EP Original Women....how Would You Define Womanhood?

      Thoughts on Womanhood We all define womanhood for ourselves in different ways.  Find out how some of our EP Original Women like to think about what womanhood means to them.  Check it out, and then share what it means to YOU!   “It is about being...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2008

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    I Have Been Nominated...

    I just want to say that I am so proud to have been nominated for such a huge honor... if not anything... YOU HAVE BROUGHT A HUGE SMILE TO MY FACE AND WARMTH TO MY HEART!!!! Southern Smiles, Mammy 1. How do you define womanhood in your life? Actually... I prefer Lady hood...
    Mammy Mammy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    I Got Nominated..

    but I won't answer. I don't know a single thing about me that's "original woman".
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2008

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    Words of Wisdom

    My mom always says "Things happen for a reason and there is a lessons to be learned from everything we go through."  I know that some of the greatest lessons and wisdom has been given to me from the women I respect in my life.    Share your own Words...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    We Can Be the Change We Need In the World..

    My passion has always been social work, and of all the times I had gone to seek help in these areas I noticed the ones who were really making a difference were the ones who had alot of personal experience to reflect on, after all how can we have total compassion for others...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6, 2008

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    So Odd I Understand Men

     I am such an oddball. I am soo girly and sometimes I get the female/male boundaries mixed up and I burp, fart, talk about sex too much, and I just really think I know men better than they know themselves alot of times. I really stick up for women, especially strippers...
    exslut exslut 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2, 2008

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    Wondering...

    Does anyone know what is to be done with all these nominations and our responses. Email wasnt real clear on that and I am of course curious...  
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 23 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    My Story

    Growing up was not easy for me (as for a lot of women on this wonderful site). I was raped at 11 by my cousin, lost an eye to one of my mothers boyfriends, and was almost strangled to death by this same boyfriend of my mothers. I ended up in foster homes - one to another to...
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 5 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Maureen Flatley ~ Lobbyist & Child Advocate

    Talking with Maureen felt a little bit like stepping back in history.  Maureen grew up in Washington DC during JFK’s inauguration, Watergate, the Vietnam War, Bobby Kennedy’s assignation, Martin Luther King…these events along with being the daughter of a...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Rebecca Katz~ Healing Chef

    I have known Rebecca for a while now and I remember how struck I was by her story.  From advertising executive to chef—Rebecca has developed a keen ability to listen to herself.  She shows us that with strength and conviction taking a life chance can change your...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    I Was Nominated

    And I agonized over it for 2-3 days before I responded. I even told my husband and asked him why I would be. I'm just me. Nothing special, haven't cured any diseases or spend my weekends with the underprivileged. I'm just me. I couldn't come up with a reason why I was nominated...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    The Rest of the Story...

    Awhile back EP Sarah sent me a list of questions to answer, thought I would post it in its entirety. I am the proud mother of two wonderful kids. Both have grown up to become strong independent souls of their own. I was a stay at home mother by choice through most of my children...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Jennifer Lance~mother & Teacher

    Jennifer has her own “flavor” towards life.  She is innovative lady who is doing some really important work around education and the environment.   EPSarah:  How Would You Define Womanhood? Jennifer:     “My...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Looking For the Original Women In the Experience Project Community!

    Do you know an EP Lady who you consider an Original Woman? Many different qualities can make an Original Woman and we want to showcase all the different ways to walk that path.   Leave a comment with a user name if you wish to nominate yourself or someone else in the EP...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 70 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    Sarah Silverman ~ Social Marketer

    So, I thought I would share my own story as part of the Original Women Gallery.  Part of the reason is to show that you don’t have to look far to find an Original Women in your life or in YOURSELF!   EPSarah:  How Would You Define Womanhood? ME: ...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2008

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    Leslie Garner ~ Imagine Schools’ Regional Teacher of the Year

    Leslie is a passionate teacher who has discovered how to find a path to pursue her passion.  Leslie is a creative thinker which I learned is key when discovering opportunities. EPSarah:  How Would You Define Womanhood? Leslie:     &ldquo...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2008

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    Heaven

    Her fingers slid the length of my *****, caressing my skin and feeding the hunger that always accompanied her visits. She was fire and ice, cool on the surface but powered underneath by a heat so fierce it seemed to burn me from the inside out.I craved her touch like I craved air...
    lynne4383 lynne4383 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Lisa Kivirist ~food & Society Policy Fellow & Entrepreneur

    Lisa walks to her own drum beat.  She has found a way to give back and through her economic friendly ventures. EPSarah:  How Would You Define Womanhood? Lisa:     “Womanhood is like an heirloom garden tomato:  vibrant in color on...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Leeann Simons ~ Dietician and Teacher

    Leeann is what I would call a free-spirit.  She has found a way to take a life experience she had and used in a positive way.  Leeann, who struggled with dieting as a young women is now helping people find a healthy relationship with their bodies and food. EPSarah...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2008

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    Word to the Wise

    Don't hold on to the negatives in your life. Every mistake, every hurt inflicted by another...acknowledge them and let them go. After something has happened its irreversible. The only option is to deal with cards you have in your hand right now. If you've made a mistake or...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 5 Responses May 5, 2008

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    So Many Great Women Here

    Boedacia comes to mind first though.  No offense intended to all those other wonderful EP women out there!  If you are part of my circle I think you are fabulous.
    ward ward 56-60, M Jun 9, 2008

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    Re: An Original Woman

    1. How do you define womanhood in your life? Womanhood is not something you born with.   2. What or who has inspired you and in what ways? EP has inspired me because to be a little more open minded 3. What advice or words of wisdom would you give a youngwomen? 3...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    EP Original Women...what Or Who Has Been Your Inspiration

      Finding Inspiration We all find inspiration from different places…people, songs, writing.  Find out what has inspired these special ladies! Check it out, then share what has inspired YOU!    “Some of the people I've met on EP have inspired...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Re: An Original Woman

    It's great to be an original woman. I share with all the other original women in here. To young women that are unsure of yourselves Just be who you are and don't let other stereotype people bring you down.  Be proud of who you are. I know being young have difficulty...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 7 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Carol Lin ~Former CNN Anchor

    Carol has a bright and sunny disposition.  She is brilliant with her words.  Carol represents a strong and independent woman and mother.  She is a true example of a self-made professional.  She continues to expand her impact everyday through her new venture...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2008

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    Gerri Johnson~media Professional

    Gerri really embodies this great sense of power that we all have over ourselves and our lives.  She has found how to create opportunities out of any situation. EPSarah:  How Would You Define Womanhood? Gerri:     “Strength. Versatility...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F Mar 17, 2008

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    EP Original Women...what Advice Would You Give a Young Lady

      Wisdom:  Advice to Young Women We all learn important lessons as we grow older.  Hear the words of wisdom these ladies would pass on to other young women. Check it out, and then share YOUR advice!    “My advice for young women is to just be...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 8 Responses May 1, 2008

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