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Stephanie Forté
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April 27, 2020

In 2002, a collective sense of urgency generated energy that would change lives. The HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation was born. To be honest, we didn’t have any idea of how to build or run a nonprofit. But our need to change a situation that caused women to die left...

March 26, 2020

When my index and middle fingers latched the tiny limestone hold to my right, a tidal wave of panic washed over me. A man was screaming; while the hold, free of climbing chalk, was delicate, his shrieks were overpowering. “Noooo! No, no, no, stop,” he yelled, standing...

November 21, 2019

The first time I heard the word snowboarding was from two skater/surfer guys on Long Beach Island, NJ, during the summer of 1990. “It’s really cool, it’s gonna be huge,” they explained. A few weeks later, a Transworld Snowboarding magazine caught my eye on a newsstand...

October 10, 2019

The first thing I did nearly every morning for almost a year was vomit. On several occasions, from 2013 to 2014, I got into my car parked outside of a Walgreens or Smiths to find it was still running. On the rare occasion that I went climbing on the weekend when it was...

October 16, 2017

Me too.

The first time was in middle school. But the worst time was in college. I was threatened by the president of the guy's fraternity that if I reported what happened, they would make sure no one believed me. They had so many brothers, and I had just a few friends....

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