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
Gender Gaps in Presidential Elections

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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"

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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?

12. 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

13. 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?

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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
Wheels of Fortune

18. Wheels of Fortune

Wheels of Fortune What his car says about him By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour A car says so much about a guy, but not in the way most men think it does. Usually, men focus on the type of car they are driving and how women react to its status. I understand. A great car is [...] Continue reading
The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

19. The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards

Women Around the World Today The 2008 International Women of Courage Awards Eight women who truly inspire 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 privilege of attending the event [...] Continue reading
Sampling a Fantasy Job

20. Sampling a Fantasy Job

Sampling a Fantasy Job By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour After finishing grad school, I indulged my fantasy and auditioned for a spot as an extra in the movie The Wedding Crashers. On the audition application, I listed my ability to stand in high heels for hours on end under “special skills.” I swear that was enough [...] Continue reading
Accept Who You Are. . . Now Change

21. Accept Who You Are. . . Now Change

Accept Who You Are. . . Now Change By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Okay, raise your hand if at some point during your adolescence you knew Madonna would be quaking in her pointy cone bra if only a record producer could see your fabulous lip- synching routine to “Material Girl” (you know the one, hairbrush as [...] Continue reading
Workin' It On Out

22. Workin' It On Out

Workin’ It On Out What type of exercise works for you? By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour I like exercise. I really do. Just, not all the time, and usually not in group settings. For instance, I thought I was someone who might like step aerobics. But I’m not. When I entered the room for my first [...] Continue reading
Thinking Outside the Cookbook

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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