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Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.

Health and Wellness
Health and wellness

Women often avoid expressing their concerns publicly when it comes to matters of health and wellness. Of course, this varies across diverse cultural communities, but in many communities it is generally taboo to talk about personal health and wellness in a public forum. However, today when global communities interact more frequently, it becomes necessary to focus on some of the illnesses and diseases such as cancer and HIV/AIDS that can no longer be restricted to private domains.

In Part Three, Arlene Fester brings to the fore the human capacity for understanding and accepting pain and suffering caused by disease, and the interrelationship between acceptance of that experience with one's cultural and religious worldview. Again, Arlene takes us on her journey and ...

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