By Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd is better referred to as the acclaimed actress in motion pictures such as De Lovely and Double Jeopardy, yet nowadays she is likely to be came upon wading via an African refugee camp or Asian brothel than on a movie set. for many of the earlier decade Judd has been vacationing human rights hotspots worldwide to unfold the be aware of wish, health and wellbeing, and gender equality on behalf of 1 of the major public health and wellbeing nonprofits, PSI/YouthAIDS. Her paintings has positioned her within the corporation of Bono, invoice Clinton, and different international leaders within the conflict opposed to illness and poverty and in advocating grassroots courses to enhance the lives of girls and children.
Memories of her personal painful formative years encouraged Judd to arrive out to these in determined want, particularly abused and deserted ladies. She writes movingly of acquaintances similar to Kausar, an AIDS patient within the slums of Mumbai who turns into an activist and peer-educator, and heroes reminiscent of Dr. Rene, who lends his center and soul to...
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Franz immediately knew it was grave and recommended seeing a specialist in Columbus, Ohio, where Brian was diagnosed with a deadly form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While her parents were in Ohio with Brian, Mom stayed behind to start her first day of classes as a high school senior. It was the first time she had ever been left alone in the house, and Charlie Jordan, a boy from Ashland (who interestingly was often mentioned alongside my dad in the local newspaper’s coverage of baseball) whom she had also been dating, came over for a visit.
In 2010, she put her Hollywood career on hold and earned a mid-career degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. That’s serious. A solid chunk of All That Is Bitter & Sweet is Ashley’s recounting of the stories she has heard from the front lines in the struggle to improve reproductive health and fight poverty and injustice around the world. Those survivors are some of the world’s greatest experts on these issues, and she gives them the microphone. Ashley’s cause is a monumental struggle.
First my mother entered the room and knelt in front of me, looking concerned, and then my father came in. I wondered if they thought I’d fallen in the river or some such. “I got saved,” I whimpered. They weren’t mad at all. In fact, they both hugged me, were happy and supportive, which really surprised me. It was one of the few times that I can remember them agreeing on anything and the last cooperative effort they made on my behalf for many, many years. Mostly, they fought. Dad wanted to spend more time with us, and Mom did her best to drive him away from Camp Wig, back to his room behind the leather shop in Lexington.
All That Is Bitter & Sweet: A Memoir by Ashley Judd