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Grief and Resilience on the Frontlines of the Worsening Opioid Overdose Crisis
Zoë Dodd reached a breaking point this February when her longtime mentor and prominent drug policy advocate, Raffi Balian, died of a drug overdose. Balian, who was 60, had been attending a meeting on supervised injection sites in Vancouver, B.C., ground zero for Canada’s worsening opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years.
Like many workers in the field of harm reduction, Balian was an experienced drug user, but even he wasn’t safe from the supply that’s become increasingly tainted with highly potent opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil….
How These Female Leaders Practice Resilience Every Day
Across the country and in every industry, female leaders are taking matters into their own hands, creating and exploring innovative new markets in fashion, film, health care, and so much more. It takes grit and resilience to not just survive but thrive in an ambitious new venture, but fortunately, these ladies have it in spades.
Natasha Davis is a marketing leader at Azazie, an ecommerce bridal retailer that is on a mission to revolutionize the way women shop for formalwear. She shares that Azazie echoes Witherspoon’s assertion that women should start creating their own spaces and standards of operation: “Too often, women think they have to take up as little space as possible and keep their opinions and emotions in check. But Azazie is in the business of empowering and celebrating women, and we practice what we preach internally as well. Our company is built on a foundation of support and openness. Every single person on our team is encouraged to speak up, while respecting…