Role Call: Real Women In Publishing

Christine is an Authors Relations Manager in Montreal, Canada.

Christine is an Author Relations Manager in Toronto, Canada.

Role Call is a Petal + Sass blog section featuring interviews with professional young women occupying diverse careers- and their advice to teens.

Name: Christine Munroe

Age: 30

College & major: McGill University (Montreal), English Literature (Minor in Sociology)

Graduate school & concentration: McGill University again, MA in English Literature

NYU School of Professional Studies, courses in Publishing and Creative Writing

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Love Letters: Sexual Pressure, Harassment and Rape

Love Letters

‘Love Letters’ is a Petal + Sass blog feature that regularly asks a group of diverse women in their 20’s and 30’s about their experiences with health, sex, emotional wellness, body image, college, careers – and what they wish they had known themselves as teenagers. Visit the Love Letters’ To My Former Self page to learn more about the contributors.

Question posed: Were you ever sexually harassed or pressured into engaging in sexual activity that you were uncomfortable with as a teenager? If so, how did you handle the situation? What would you advise a young person who was being pressured or harassed today?

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Role Call: Real Women in Writing

Sara is an English teacher in Connecticut.

Sara is an English teacher in Connecticut.

Role Call is a Petal + Sass blog section featuring interviews with professional young women occupying diverse careers- and their advice to teens.

Name: Sara Erdmann

Age: 32

College & major: Hamilton College ’05, Creative Writing major, French minor

Graduate school & concentration: University of New Hampshire, MFA in Writing
Binghamton University, PhD in Literature and Creative Writing

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HPV: Dodging The Common Cold of the Cervix

8 out of 10 people contract HPV in their lifetime.

8 out of 10 people contract HPV in their lifetime.

Chances are, if you have been sexually active in your lifetime, you have contracted (and likely spread) HPV (Human papillomavirus). No, not you? At least 8 out of 10 people will get or have already received a hearty helping of HPV. Most often it comes and goes without complication, but for many, HPV can become problematic if left untreated- especially for women.

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Role Call: Real Women in Health Care

Melissa is a Physician Assistant in Boston.

Melissa is a Physician Assistant in Boston.

Role Call is a Petal + Sass blog section featuring interviews with professional young women occupying diverse careers- and their advice to teens.

Name: Melissa Ayala

Age: A solid 33.

College & major: MVCC, Florida Atlantic University, & Le Moyne College (A lot of transfers based on financial status), Biology/Pre-Med.

Graduate school & concentration: Le Moyne College, Physician Assistant Studies Masters.

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