Interview with Shelia Powell – Psychic Medium

I am beyond excited to share my interview with Shelia Powell.
Not only is she amazingly talented, she also had the distinct honor of being the ONLY psychic featured on an episode of Ghost Adventures.

Shelia is my “go-to” when I need answers from the Other Side! And she is credited for it my published works πŸ™‚

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Not only do we get to meet her through the interview – she is giving away a FREE 30 minute psychic reading to a lucky follower. We will be taking comments all week in the drawing and we will announce the winner next Monday.

If you listened to my show with Liz this week, you’ll remember that I credited this amazing woman for changing my entire outlook on life. If you missed it – you can find The Liz McMullen Show Episode 37: Yvonne Heidt right HERE.

You can find Sheila’s website – HERE.
And her Facebook page – HERE.

On to the interview!

What kind of Psychic gifts do you have?
I am first an foremost an Empath. I pick up people’s (and animals) thoughts, feelings, and EMOTIONS simply by falling into their energy. Most of the time without trying. I can do this at rapid speed, so may seem a bit schizophrenic if you make a trip to Wal-Mart with me! I will BE the happy little girl that has a new toy, then sad like the poor woman that got beat up by her drunk boyfriend, then angry like the store manager. I really have to remember to protect before shopping trips!
I am also clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairgustant, and clairscent (which means I see, hear, taste and smell Spirit.) I do psychometry which is to handle an object or touch an area – and perceive through the palms of one’s hands information about the article or its owner or history. I can take on the illness of others, and have flat-lined by taking on too much of my daughters illness before! Literally flat-lined! I had to be shocked back 3 times!
Finally, I have a good healthy dose of Clair-knowshitedness. My kids came up with that one because they say that I just know shit. And they are right
Oh and I talk to dead people…

When did your gifts first appear?
I first remember talking to the other side when I was 4. It was not a big deal. My dads family could do it…so, why not? Also, I just always knew things and would tell my mom and daddy and anyone else that would listen which leads to the next question…

How did your parent’s react?
My dad was pretty much ok with what I did. He was used to it because of his Indian lineage. My mom, however, not so much! My mom was quieter than my dad and I. She didn’t want attention called to us for any reason. So her reaction was “SHHHHHH….don’t do that! Don’t say that! Don’t see that! Don’t be that!” So I tried not to, but it was hard. I had Spirit around me constantly. I saw things, heard things, knew things. Finally, I knew that I just had to learn to work with my gifts in a quiet way. So my Aunts (My dad’s 2 sisters) helped me. They pretty much saved my sanity! They taught me to ground and protect and to use my gifts to help others. They also taught me I wasn’t crazy! My mom just sort of pretended it wasn’t there.

Mom was like that until about a year after her mom (Mimmaw) passed away. I was an adult and had kids of my own. Mimmaw came to me to let me know exactly how she had passed, as she was alone when she died. She needed my mom and her sister to know that she felt no pain, just like a splash of ice water down her back and then beauty. I was afraid to tell my mom so my Mimmaw rang my phone at exactly 11:33 every night for a year, no matter where I was or what number I was at – until I called and told mom and her sister. After that, mom came around a bit. She accepted that I knew things. It still flustered her when I knew when someone was going to die, be in an accident, or get pregnant, but at least she believed!

Tell me about the Awesome Aunties.
Hmmmmm… my Aunties… They were wonderful, wise, accepting, nonjudgmental, and funny women who lived by the signs of the earth. They saved my sanity and perhaps my life because of it! It is hard to be a full on, raging Empath during puberty. You have your own crazy emotions to deal with and then you pick up everyone else’s. The doctors think you are bipolar and want to medicate you. YOU start to think you are crazy. My aunties surrounded me with white light and taught me how to protect myself even more than I did as a child. They taught me I was most certainly not crazy and that I was simply gifted. I learned from them to get my feet in either dirt or water – to allow the earth to be my anti-anxiety medication. I learned what stones to carry in a pouch. I learned about the cleansing properties of salts. They taught me about crystal grids, sage, and poultices. I learned about the phases of the moons – and which ones would be worse for me so that I could prepare in advance. They taught me all I needed to know to learn my place in working with the other side and I appreciate it so much. I truly miss them!

Do you have a funny story about them?
Well, my oldest son Chris, had asthma pretty badly and I went to my aunt to take care of it. She told me to go into the back yard to the big oak tree and find a limb that was exactly his height. I was to cut it down and wait for her. Chris, who was about 4 at the time, and I headed out to find our limb. Just as I was working on getting the appropriate sized limb down, I noticed my Aunt Hazel coming toward my sweet son with a big old pair of scissors! I jumped down out of the tree and ran over just as she snatched up a big hank of his beautiful blonde hair right above his left ear. “What are you doing?” I yelped. “Taking care of the boys asthma. That’s what ya want me to do ain’t it?” I had visions of Van Gogh running through my head. Did she have to cut off part of his ear? Cut his neck just a bit? Nick him for some blood? “Uh, what are you going to cut? Will it hurt? Is he going to bleed?” I was panicking! “Oh for Pete’s sake! Stop worrying! Buck up you!” And she snipped the scissors! I almost fainted – until I realized it was just a lock of hair! She then grabbed the limb that I had cut, made some adjustments to it, took Chris’s hand and walked him over to the tree. She knelt down and whispered something in his ear, put the limb facing outward at the base of the tree with Chris laying beside it. She dug a hole at the end of the stick and buried the lock of hair there. She had Chris take the stick home with us and said when he grew taller than the stick, the asthma would be gone. And, a few short months later, it was!
She scared the Bejesus out of me that day but cured my son!

What do you kids think about your gifts?
My kids each have gifts – though they prefer NOT to either acknowledge or use them at this time πŸ™‚ Chris, my oldest, actually had a dream 8 months prior – that my dad was going to pass and that he was to come down from Canada so that dad could get permission from him to go to the other side. It happened just that way this May 29th. Kelly, my daughter, is an Empath and dreams but does not enjoy the “gifts” so uses them only when absolutely necessary! Peabo, my youngest son, is a truly gifted healer, automatic writer, psychometrist and clairvoyant. Some day I feel he may step into my shoes, but for now he is following his path in the acting industry. My grandkids are all gifted as well….one in particular is amazing in her abilities! I am not sure where they will lead her but for now, she simply amazes me!

Do you have a story about your significant other?
While out on a date at the beginning of the relationship with my now significant other, we were having a nice dinner at an Italian Restaurant and getting to know each other. Suddenly, I noticed 3 singers dressed in period costumes serenading the patrons of the restaurant. They were very talented and I turned to express my enjoyment to my date. Much to my surprise, my date looked quizzically at me and said, “What singers? There are no singers in here anywhere. Is there more in that glass besides wine?” I glanced over and watched as “the entertainment” faded into misty apparitions and disappeared. My date teased me quite a bit about the invisible entertainment but hung around… I still see the singers whenever we go there. I’ve even had the chance to “talk” with them and “get their stories”.

Tell us about a day in your life as a psychic.
A day in my life as a psychic is so different every day! So let me tell you about last Friday. My day began at 4:18 AM as I was yanked awake by a prophetic dream about my granddaughter. Since I have asked my Guides to take my dreams unless they are necessary because I talk to the other side all day and to do it all night is too much, I pay attention to them when they come! I quickly texted my son in Canada to let him know what had come through.
Since the folks on the other side saw an opening, they decided to go ahead and give me messages for my clients for that day. I pulled out my yellow legal pad, which is never far from my reach, and began to write. As I wrote each clients name at the top of the page, Spirit would give me messages about them. Messages can include health, career, family, life path, crossed overs, etc. After writing all my messages, I do my form of ADHD meditation…lol!
Then I eat breakfast and start my day in earnest. I began with a 1 hour phone session to Canada followed by another to Colorado. After these 2 sessions I have a sweet elderly gentleman that is still “hanging around” who announces that he “knows he is early but he is anxious to speak with his wife.” He is sweet and doesn’t suck up too much energy so I just let him hang out with me.
Next – I spend half and hour speaking with a private investigator about a missing persons case that he has been working for a while. I do this work pro-bono and just hope that I can help bring some kind of closure to the family.

Then it is time to go to the office. My office is at a spa and I had bartered a reading for a massage – so for the next 1/2 hour I get to breathe a bit. But as soon as the masseuse touches me, I start to read her πŸ™‚ I gotta learn to turn it off!
After my massage, I head out to do a house cleansing. The house has several heavy energies in it including one very aggressive one. I sage the house and use prayers and salt to clear the negativity out. The aggressive energy keeps trying to make me believe that I am afraid of it. I’m not. I have only goodness and light on my side!
I grab a late lunch on the way back to the office and prepare to start my afternoon in-person readings. When I walk in my office, the elderly gentleman that has been hanging with me all day becomes very excited. ” My wife is next,” he tells me. “She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen! You have to tell her that!” The moment my client gets there, I tell her that her husband is there and that she is the most beautiful woman he ever saw….she gasps! “That is what he always said to me!”
He continued to give me messages and we spoke of her health and her new life – but he kept coming back to how beautiful she was. She was in her 70’s and I must agree with him – she is beautiful still!

One more reading and I can go home for the day. In walks a lovely couple. The reading starts with the young lady’s grandmother coming through. She soon has her granddaughter in tears with her loving presence. The reading then takes a business turn which is what the man wanted. We discussed their new business venture and the successes that I saw coming for them. We were wrapping things up when a beautiful child stepped through and said, “Please tell my daddy that I have his eyes.” I had not expected anyone else to come through…but I just repeated what I heard and described who I saw. The child looked to be about 3 or 4. The father immediately burst into tears and the mother smiled beautifully. She said “that is our son. He passed at birth. But he did have his fathers eyes.” I looked at the young man more closely and noticed that he had the most exquisite green eyes I had ever seen. We ended the reading, and my day, on that beautiful note from a lovely little boy.

What’s the funniest thing a spirit ever said to you?
I was taking a bath one morning, I love to go underwater and just relax – when I came up and opened my eyes, there was a woman standing there naked from the waist up with her breasts in her hands and a big smile on her face! I was a bit shocked as I thought at first it was a live person not a spirit. I blinked a couple of times and she simply looked at me and said “Look at these! They are all mine. Nice huh?” Well, what do you say to that? I simply said,”Well, yes they are.” It turned out she was to be part of a reading later that day. She had passed of breast cancer and had lost one breast totally and was proud to have them both back!

Did anyone EVER find the money grandpa stashed?
Nope, and I reckon we won’t until he’s good and ready for us to…he was stubborn in life and remains so in death! πŸ™‚

Thank you Shelia for taking the time to answer my questions!
I had a blast asking the questions.
Now, we’ll turn it over to the readers.
Remember, leave a comment for a chance too win a free thirty minute phone reading from Shelia πŸ™‚

We will be drawing the winner next Monday here on my regular blog at Women & Words!

Yay!

93 comments

    • I just want to tell everyone that the reading I won with Shelia Powell was sooo good! My daughter recently passed suddenly and I was able to find some peace about a few issues. I’ve had a few readings in my day, but I’ve not had anyone this right on! I completely recommend her!! Thanks again for this awesome contest and thanks again Shelia!!

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      • Thank you so much for sharing!!! I’m so glad you were able to have a good reading!! I’m sorry about the loss of your daughter!!

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  1. Thanks for this, Yvonne and Sheila! I’ve always wanted to have a reading, but with my background (cop), I’ve never been brave enough. Now, maybe I will.

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  2. I win….. just joking come on people you will be amazed at what miss Shelia will have for you….. we are every time we talk to her….. wonderful lady and my wife didn’t make me say that…… love both of you….

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  3. I am not sure how to enter for a free reading but I sure could use one; actually my partner needs it more than i do so I am entering for both of us.

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  4. Hi,

    Fascinating post! What an amazing life. I would love to know of my dad had anything to say but ive not been able to find anyone that he would come through to. Does this generally happen when ppl take their own lives I wonder?

    Annabel

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    • Annabel, it has been my experience that those that cross themselves over or die violently come through just as easily if not more so. I would wonder if maybe you are a bit afraid of what may come through and are unknowingly blocking it…. I actually feel a bit of your fathers personality just typing this response so I don’t think it’s him…. Hugs to you sweetie!
      Shelia

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  5. That was a very interesting interview. I envy folks with this ability but am glad I don’t have to be afraid of that gift. Mine is so limited. Thanks for the surprise. I loved it.
    Ms. Sheiia you sound amazing.

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    • Betsy, thank you so much for your kind words! I just got lucky to have great role models that helped me hone my gifts. Some days I wish I was a secretary…lol…it is a hard life filled with many migraines and tears along with some pure joy but I’m glad that I can share what I was given.
      Love and light,
      Shelia

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  6. I’ve known for more than 8 months, that was just the last time I had that dream. I’ve known for years that that was how it was going to play out.

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  7. Sheila, is the most accurate of any reader I have been to! She has helped me and many of my friends for several years! We in Hollywood love her as most of you do. Getting a reading from her is like talking to a dear sweet friend,which she has become.
    Love this article and the stories. The one with the old man was so sweet and the naked woman just cracked me up:)
    Please, more like this as I can relate and I would love to hear more of Sheila’s experiences and her Gifts!

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    • Hey Dar! Thank you for the kind words and validation! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and those all around you….thank goodness after, what, 5 years we finally figured out what Kelsey Grammer had to do with your work…lol!
      Love you lady…Talk soon…
      Shelia

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  8. Hey, any cousin discounts???? Sheila I would like to know more about the things that Granny and Aunt Hazel taught you. I know Granny Maggie saw spirits and used a lot of Indian healing medicine. Please put my name in the drawing.

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  9. This was so much fun to read. Yvonne I see this in your future as well. Sheila what a wonderful gift to have. I would imagine it is also very difficult as well. Just reading this page has confirmed my episodes with the paranormal. I was very in tuned with it living in the Redwoods of Northern California. Not so much in Alabama, however I do sometimes see shadows if you can relate. Thank you for this wonderful addition to my day. I will continue to follow both Yvonne and Sheila ~ Suzie Krelle

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  10. Hello from Idaho! My name is Inga Nova and am an empath. I’ve always wished I had psychic ability to find out more about my mother’s murder when I was 12. I know as an empath… if I’m not grounded and balanced, it’s more like a curse… do you have the same experience with your gift? Thanks for reading. Peace!

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    • Hi Inga, absolutely! I always say that being an Empath is my strongest gift and my biggest curse! I use it so much daily in my readings but it hurts me a lot in my day to day life! You have to learn to ground and protect and I’m glad that you do….but I don’t think you can EVER shut it down completely!
      Good question!
      Shelia

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      • Thanks Sheila! No, I’ve not been able to ever turn it off… even when I was deep into substance addiction. I am meant to use it for Healing our sick Planet in any way that I can ❀ Peace my new friend!

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  11. Hi Shelia, I loved reading about your experiences. It is amazing the help you give to others! Great article! Take care of yourself!

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    • Hey Francine, thanks so much! I try to take care of me but I sometimes forget…lol! I hope you guys are well and getting through all you have been through! I love you all! Tell Carli hi!
      Shelia

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  12. What a cool post! I have no psychic abilities, but it sure is fascinating! And a little scary… My partner and I saw an animal psychic once, at a book reading. She told us that our dog thought our cat was RUDE! Totally true. Would love to win a reading — would love to know if my mom ever came to terms with my life and my partner… peace and love to all πŸ™‚

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    • MB, Thanks for reading! I read pets as well! Everyone has some type of gifts at birth. We just tend to lose them over time if they are not worked with. I agree that it can be a little scary…sometimes A LOT!! πŸ˜‰ Good luck in the drawing!
      Love and light,
      Shelia

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  13. I always wanted to have a reading done, when I finally decided I was going to get one Shelia’s name just popped up everywhere I looked. I knew this was a sign so I contacted her. It has been about 4 years now and I can tell you I can’t imagine not having her in my life. She reads for both me and my youngest daughter, not only is she our psychic but I consider her a real friend. We lo e her dearly.

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  14. Great interview! Shelia you are an amazing woman and the world is blessed to have someone like you among us. You enlightened many people’s lives with your gifts…including mine πŸ™‚ . Lol the name your kids gave to you for just plainly knowing shit is awesome. Talk to you soon πŸ™‚ love and hugs!

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    • Rochelle, thank you for the kind words! I hope that, in some small way, I have helped you along your path. I know it hasn’t always been easy and that sometimes I have been tough…but it’s always been with love! Know that!
      Yea, you have been on the receiving end of that Clair-know-shitedness a few times yourself πŸ˜‰ !
      Talk soon…love ya,
      Shelia

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  15. Now Shelia, you know my friends ARE my family. BTW you need to start using the picture of you with the pink hair. It shows more of who you are. I love it!

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  16. Such an amazing article, thank you Shelia for being a continuous inspiration in my life, spiritual growth and so much more. May you continue to be blessed by God with divine love, light, health, abundance, prosperity and spirituality.

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  17. Marcela, thank you for your kind words! You are such a beautiful being of light and love. You were put here to help heal the earth and are doing such great works. I look forward to seeing where your path takes you!
    Namaste,
    Shelia

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  18. I have known Shelia for years now. From our first meeting her gift amazed me; no one “got me” like she did…not even people who have known me since birth. If you’re seeking clarity or guidance, Shelia can certainly help navigate the fog on your path. I’ve been blessed from that chance encounter to have a cherished friendship blossom.

    Light & Love,
    Heather M.

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    • Oh sweet Heather, your energy is so beautiful! I am so glad that you realized that I “got” you! I have had the pleasure to watch blossom from a girl to a young woman…a successful business woman at that! I am proud of you and proud to be a part of your journey.
      Hugs sweetie,
      Shelia

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  19. Yvonne, that show was the deciding factor for me. It was the middle of the night and I was in a deep sleep ( which rarely happens for me), I felt pushed awake turned on the TV to watch ghost adventures to find none other then Shelia. I spoke allowed and said OK OK I get it she’s the one.

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  20. Shelia is the most gifted woman I know. She has been very helpful to me. She helped ease my mind in the passing of my mom by letting me know she was ready to go and that loved ones were waiting for her. i would love to speak to my mom again

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    • Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your mom is at peace and is happy! I know you hurt as everything is still so fresh but it will get easier.
      Hugs,
      Shelia

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  21. Shelia ~ This just so fascinating!! I had a couple of times when I was in junior/senior high where I had abstract dreams, I told my folks and they actually came true… (I predicted a recall on their Blazer and when I lost my retainers I dreamed they were in peanut butter – I found them in the garbage can on a PB sandwich LOL). But it’s been a long time since I’ve had something like that happen. Since you read pets, I’d really like to know if my older dog is okay with how we are treating her arthritis. I just worry that she doesn’t feel good and I don’t want her to give up… She’s my fur kid… Great article… Let me know if there is any recommended books to read to pull this part of me out again… (and enter me in the drawing!)
    Thanks!
    April McGuire

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    • April, thank you so much for reading! There are so many good books out there…I’d need to figure out your gifts in order to give you the best books. I’d be happy to do that at a later date! You dog is definitely ok with how you are treating her…you could add some vitamin E oil massaged in to her back hips….I feel extra pain there.
      Good luck in the drawing,
      Shelia

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  22. As others have said here, this is fascinating. I had the thought of wanting to visit a psychic a few days ago, and then I found this blog….so yes, please enter my name in the drawing. Much appreciated. Namaste to all.

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  23. Hey, Shelia, Hope all is well. Loved reading the interview. I wish I had know you had this ability when we were in school, Always been fascinated with this kind of stuff. I would love to have a reading. You take care and keep using your gift for the greater good. Maybe I can win. Love you, Jeanna Mathis-Hammontree

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  24. Jeanna, thanks for reading. Yea, I always felt ” different” in high school so I tried to hide it mostly! Ya know, I had to fit in! Best if luck Hun!
    Hugs,
    Shelia

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    • Debra, thank you for the compliments! I have some call-in radio shows and Internet TV appearances coming up. If you go my web page http://www.sheliapowell.com and sign up for my newsletter, you’ll know when these air and can maybe call in for a reading….also, good luck in the drawing here!
      Love and light,
      Shelia

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  25. Darlene, Hi!!! Great to “hear” from you! Glad I could get you some “cool points” with with your daughter…lol! Best of luck in the contest!
    Love and light,
    Shelia

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  26. I’ve known Shelia casually for years now. Until I saw her on Ghost Adventures, I had no idea that she had such a gift. I’ve always been fascinated by people who can do what she does. I’m in awe!

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  27. Judy, thank you for reading and for your comments! They are much appreciated! Ghost Adventures was a true adventure for me πŸ˜‰ !
    Good luck and all my best,
    Shelia

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  28. Shelia, it is so great to read that your kids also have talents! It shows how important it is for psychic women to be out in the open. In the past, we have been persecuted and burnt on the stakes, but these days are OVER…OVEr i say! Only if we are true and honest, we can facilitate real change. Parts of society might still think of us as “crazy”, but things are changing, thanks to courageous women like you…

    THANKS!

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