Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

“This is who I am and look at me not being perfect! I’m proud of that.” —Kate Winslet         Girly thoughts are the way you internalize society’s messages about how you should look and should feel. They affect you on many levels, from the way you speak and write about yourself on …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

Have you ever gotten something really wrong? Have you ever based your conclusions on little fact and many feelings, and as a result you painted a truly erroneous picture for yourself of what you were dealing with?   I know I have, and recently.   My latest error didn’t begin with misunderstanding a Facebook post, …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

Sexual politics run deep in our responses, even in casual meetings. We act like “dutiful little girls” in our responses, and in an almost instinctive reaction, we do to ourselves what society has taught us to do. This reaction, which I’ve named girly thoughts, is one I fight against, and I’ve coined the term and …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

I’m so excited . . . I’ve been invited to speak at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam on April 16.   I’ll be addressing a group of students from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fireside Lounge of the Barrington Student Union about hitting gender issues head on. I was invited …
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Pat OGorman headshot new 10-27-14

“I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and … I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn       I have always loved this time of year. As someone who has had her own share of life’s unfairness, I marvel that in early spring …
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