Jessica Axel

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Girl Talk: Growing Up Without A Mother

I’ve never been a big fan of Mother’s Day. It’s not the commercialization that fuels my dislike, though -- it’s that for 14 years, I haven’t had a mother to celebrate. On September 20th, 1996, my mother’s 36th birthday, she died. Four years earlier, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In the intervening time,…

By: Jessica Axel / May 2, 2011