Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

Women Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma

1. Women Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma

Just the Facts, Betty Women Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma How our women in uniform are suffering By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Of the 60,000 veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007, 22 percent were women who suffered from “military sexual trauma,” a term used to describe sexual assault [...] Continue reading
Thinking Outside the Cookbook

2. Thinking Outside the Cookbook

Thinking Outside the Cookbook By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I’m not a recipe kind of girl. I consider myself more of an independent explorer of food preparation. This would explain why my first attempt at baking Chez Kelly cookies (at the age of seven) resulted in bacon-flavored mounds of flour and sugar despite no pork products [...] Continue reading
Drawbacks to Dating a Hot Guy

3. Drawbacks to Dating a Hot Guy

Drawbacks to Dating a Hot Guy By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour When I was in college I dated someone with a chiseled jaw, deep penetrating eyes, and a killer physique. The man was so drop-dead gorgeous that when we met up with my parents for lunch, my mother pulled me into the ladies room and just [...] Continue reading
This Job is Just Not That Into You

4. This Job is Just Not That Into You

This Job is Just Not That Into You By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour How long do you hang out in a job before you decide it stinks worse than your boyfriend’s socks? Sure, it sounds like there should be an easy and immediate answer, -Alex, I’d like to take ‘Kiss my Grits as I Walk My [...] Continue reading
My Love Affair with Running

5. My Love Affair with Running

My Love Affair with Running By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour It was a hot, sticky summer afternoon when I first stepped onto the black pavement of my neighborhood and began panting. I thought I might die. My chest felt like whips were slicing against my lungs. I congratulated myself for making it half a mile, and [...] Continue reading
Friends in Unexpected Places

7. Friends in Unexpected Places

Friends in Unexpected Places By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I met five of my closest friends in law school. Our little circle began as a study group during first year. We thought we could help each other stay focused on rising to the top of the class. Instead, our daily lunches turned into some much needed [...] Continue reading
Hidden meanings in Hillary

8. Hidden meanings in Hillary

Hidden meanings in “Hillary” What’s in a Candidate’s Name? By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour As the primaries unfold, legions of supporters will fill convention halls waving signs supporting their candidate of choice. While many of these signs will identify the presidential hopeful by first and last name, it is usually the last name that stands out [...] Continue reading
Attaining Perfection

9. Attaining Perfection

Attaining Perfection By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Women get a bad rap for wanting things “perfect.” I know because I tend to seek out perfection, just not in the Martha Stewart sense. (My idea of a centerpiece has nothing to do with pumpkins, turkeys or flowers. Instead, I let my cat pose on the tabletop. Who [...] Continue reading
Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections

10. Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections

Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections Looking at the Numbers By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Did you know that according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, a gender gap has been present in every presidential election since at least 1980? From Ronald Regan and Jimmy Carter all the way up to George [...] Continue reading
PJs and Power Suits

11. PJs and Power Suits

PJs and Power Suits Finding peace somewhere in-between By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I work out of my home office, and neither my cat nor my husband is picky about the dress code. In fact, I had to dissuade my husband of the notion that hot pants and a see-through bra is not what Cokie Roberts [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

12. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards Suraya Pakzad from Afghanistan and Virisila Buadromo from Fiji By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour In recognition of International Women’s Day 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice awarded eight outstanding women from around the globe the International Women of Courage Award. This week we are [...] Continue reading
New Place, New Perspective, New Philosophy

13. New Place, New Perspective, New Philosophy

New Place, New Perspective, New Philosophy By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I attended the University of Detroit Mercy and found myself living in an urban landscape much different from the rolling hills of my hometown in northern New Jersey. Only blocks from my dorm, charred buildings remained as testaments to the civil rights riots of the [...] Continue reading
Woman's Best Friend

14. Woman's Best Friend

Woman’s Best Friend Ten reasons to get a pet instead of a kid By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour No need to play the horrid “poopy diaper” game at a shower before you bring fluffy home Your in-laws won’t pressure you to name it after dear Uncle Mortimer Boobs stay in bra Your pet will never talk [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

15. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards Dr. Begum Jan from Pakistan and Nibal Thawabteh from the Palestinian Authority By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour In recognition of International Women’s Day 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice awarded eight outstanding women from around the globe the International Women of Courage Award. This [...] Continue reading
Having the Courage to Say "I Don't Know"

16. Having the Courage to Say "I Don't Know"

Having the Courage to Say “I Don’t Know” By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I’m a person who likes to plan ahead. I get giddy in the calendar section of a stationery store. I especially like planning into the future when there is an Option A and an Option B. There’s a sense of security in knowing [...] Continue reading
The Call of Duty

17. The Call of Duty

The Call of Duty Husbands who go above and beyond By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I sometimes feel bad for husbands. Have you seen any of the diamond commercials on television? To avoid ranking as scum sucking bottom feeders, guys must use at least one anniversary to surprise their wives with a spontaneous, and loud, renewal [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

18. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards Farhiyo Farah Ibrahim from Somalia By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour In recognition of International Women’s Day 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice awarded eight outstanding women from around the globe the International Women of Courage Award. This week we are profiling each of these [...] Continue reading
The Manly Metal Goes Romantic

19. The Manly Metal Goes Romantic

The Manly Metal Goes Romantic Titanium Wedding Bands By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour The price of gold and platinum has risen over 30% in the last year, making most grooms scratch their heads for a good reason to shell out $2,000 or more for a shiny little band. With cash that could have paid for a [...] Continue reading
Want Me To Be Your Customer?

20. Want Me To Be Your Customer?

Want Me To Be Your Customer? By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Value me as both an individual and as a representative of women who think like me. If you don’t, I can always shop somewhere else. If I spend a couple of bucks in your store, assume I have a trust fund. If you give me [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

21. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards Dr. Eaman Al-Gobory from Iraq and Valdete Idrizi from Kosovo By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour In recognition of International Women’s Day 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice awarded eight outstanding women from around the globe the International Women of Courage Award. I had the [...] Continue reading
Graduate School or Life Experience?

22. Graduate School or Life Experience?

Graduate School or Life Experience? By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour The other day, a girlfriend and I were enjoying lunch, and we got to talking about how we came to our current station in life. Both of us are writers, but we had committed to our beloved trade after taking two very different paths. After graduating [...] Continue reading
Reading Minds: Spousal ESP

23. Reading Minds: Spousal ESP

Reading Minds: Spousal ESP By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Scientists have determined that a certain amount of mind-reading is fundamental to any human relationship. While humans are not particularly good at it, the ability to guess what another person is thinking is crucial to our understanding of each other. This information is not news to those [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

24. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Womenof Courage Awards Cynthia Bendlin from Paraguay By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour In recognition of International Women’s Day 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice awarded eight outstanding women from around the globe the International Women of Courage Award. This week we are profiling each of these amazing women. [...] Continue reading
Jobs You Thought You'd Love, but Didn't

25. Jobs You Thought You'd Love, but Didn't

Jobs You Thought You’d Love, but Didn’t By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour When I was in high school, I thought I found the perfect part time job. I loved to read, and the local bookstore was hiring. I could spend a summer riding my bike to work, earning some respectable cash and lingering in air conditioned [...] Continue reading