SWEETENING THE PILL

Time to compare and contrast our last post’s rose-coloured view of hormonal birth control with the sad reality for so many families across the USA. This link takes you to an eight-minute recent trailer for the BOBB Films documentary, ‘Sweetening the Pill’ which is due for release in Q1 of 2019. Many of the parents…

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ISTHE MEDIA FINALLY LISTENING?

Over in the UK, the BBC recently showed a documentary about hormonal birth control perceptions and realities. A link is attached (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZAT_RjTUNA). Whilst the program addresses many of our concerns with HBC, it also reinforces some myths, so should be watched with a ‘grain of salt’. For example it compares the risk data between HBC…

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INTERNSHIP AT BOBB FILMS NEW YORK

kiaya Sechrest spent her time working with our friends at BOBB Films in NYC, and clearly got a lot from her work with Abby Epstein and the others there: “Receiving the internship grant from the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation allowed me to remain in Pittsburgh for the Summer, where I could keep my established…

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INTERNSHIP REPORT FROM NEW YORK CITY

Here’s Ethan Moser’s report from his time in NYC working at a well-known literary agency: “This summer I had the tremendous honor of being able to intern remotely with John Cusick at Folio Literary Junior, a literary agency located in New York City. Being a major in both English Literature and English Writing at the…

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OCTOBER 30TH

Such a sad date: 5 years ago today you left us. Time goes by so quickly, yet agonizingly it seems like yesterday. Your Foundation has sponsored almost fifty seniors in writing-related internships, and we’ve awarded a dozen creative writing awards as a part of your annual creative writing festival at Pitt. We’ve also raised awareness…

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