TALK’n TROUBLE: Independence for ALL

In an individual’s life in a democratic republic like the USA, we can understand independence as the freedom and ability to exercise autonomy, make choices, and pursue one’s goals and interests without undue external constraints. It encompasses various key aspects that are interrelated and mutually reinforcing. In most, if not all of these areas, women

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TALK’n TROUBLE: “Giving Liberates The Soul of the Giver” – Maya Angelou

Welcome, Trouble-Making champions of change! This month, we proudly unveil three new, high-impact TroubleGiving partners who do compelling work to advance gender equity in creative, innovative ways. These fabulous organizations with extraordinary leaders will surely motivate you to honor a TroubleMaker close to your heart (or, your bad own self!) with a gift from Trouble,

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The Trouble With Art

“A Mother” by Elizabeth Nourse 1888 Art. It has been described throughout history as an inclusive way to change, hearts and minds. Inclusive?  Well, no…but…We’ve come a long way…maybe!  Troublemakers! How many times have we been told “I didn’t see the perfect candidate in that group of considerations.” It would be easy to think or

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TALK’n TROUBLE: Choose HOPE

Talkin’ Trouble sometimes draws inspiration from the causes or special interests highlighted for promotion during the calendar month of our blog post. Compared to other countries, the U.S. is big on these ‘national month’ designations. There are some truly obscure themes that create artificial opportunities to advance even the most unremarkable interests. April is one

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TALK’n TROUBLE: Precedents Day

In the 1880s a federal holiday was created to celebrate the birthday of the first President of the United States, General George Washington. Then in 1968, while voting to move all federal holidays to Mondays so workers could get a few long weekends every year, Congress decided that Lincoln’s February birthday should be included in

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TALK’n TROUBLE: Kick-off January

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. It’s probably no surprise to TroubleMakers that globally, most people living in poverty are women. In the United States of America, 70% of our nation’s poor are women and children. Poverty means being without many things. It’s so much more than not having enough money. Most of

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TALK’n TROUBLE: Top 10

Here we go again, TroubleMakers. Another December. January is right around the corner. Now’s when we tend to look back over everything we did; the incredible number of things we  saw, heard and felt in the past year. This is when we crunch the numbers; evaluate, compare, and recalibrate. Time to break it all down

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