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  • I am a junior, majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. I also have an A.A.S. degree as a legal secretary.
  • My Family I have two daughters, Jayden (age 9) and Taylor (age 6). I am divorced and share custody, so I get to spend time with my kids every other week. My boyfriend of two years also lives with us. Taylor – age 6 (almost 7) Jayden – age 9
    • This is me and my boyfriend Kendall – he’s a huge Cubs fan--he even has two Cubs tattoos.  I love baseball no matter what team is playing, but I like to watch the Redhawks, Twins and the Cubs the most.
    • One day we hope to visit every MLB stadium together.
  • Work Experience
    • I worked for Athletic Republic (formerly Frappier Acceleration Sports Training) for over 6 years as an Event Planner and Training Coordinator until the company moved to Utah.
    • Also have Office Manager and Legal Secretary experience.
    • Currently, I am working with the Publications office at MSUM as writer in a work study position. I am writing articles for the Alumnews magazine, Area Woman, and helping with testimonial videos for the new MSUM website.
  • India
    • A country in South Asia
    • Geographically the 7 th largest country in the world.
    • 2 nd largest population in the world with 1.18 billion people. (China is first with 1.3 billion)
    • The most populous democracy in the world.
  • Women of India
    • According to The Hunger Project ( ), there are seven major areas of discrimination against women in India:
    • Lack of education
    • Malnutrition
    • Poor Health
    • Over worked
    • Unskilled
    • Mistreated
    • Powerless
  • Women of India
    • BBC News reports on May 9, 2010:
      • “ Despite comprising nearly half of India's population, only 54% of women are literate, compared with more than 76% of men.
      • At least 4.5 million girls are out of primary school, nearly double the number of boys.
      • Far too many women still die during childbirth - India's maternal mortality rate, according to the World Bank, is about 450 per 100,000 live births.”
  • Women of India
    • The Washington Post reported in August 2008: ( )
      • “ For India’s middle-class urban women, the past decade has brought unprecedented opportunities to advance in a social order long dominated by men. But a powerful male backlash has accompanied the women's revolution, an upwelling of resentment that has expressed itself in sexual violence and harassment.”
      • “ the number of reported instances of domestic violence, rape and dowry killings is spiking in South Asian cities, according to women's groups, demographers and sociologists.”
  • Women of India
  • Women of India
    • Dowry
      • Although it is against the law, some women are required to pay a dowry to their husbands-to-be in exchange for marrying them. Some parts of the country are worse than others.
    • Bride Burning
      • In cases where the dowry is not paid, the bride-to-be is punished by being burned to death. Their cause of deaths are often claimed to be from kitchen fires.
    • Child Marriages
      • Girls live with their parents until puberty, then are often given away for marriage. Child marriages are illegal as well, but laws are not enforced.
  • References
    • Biswas, Soutik. “A Victory for India’s Women.” . BBC News. Web. 9 March 2010.
    • Coonrod, Carol S. “Chronic Hunger and the Status of Women in India.” . The Hunger Project. Web. June 2008.
    • Wax, Emily. “In India, New Opportunities for Women Draw Anger and Abuse From Men.” . The Washington Post. Web. 25 August 2008.