Meet the Tribe2018-10-08T17:17:54+00:00

It takes a tribe…

Get to Know Our OTB Sisterhood

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Dr. Arabia Mollette

Born and raised in the South Bronx, NYC, I grew up in a community plagued with crime and poverty. Tragedies in my life sparked a desire to make a difference in my community. I live by the words “You are a fighter and you will make it.” It’s important for children in my community to have role models and I hope that I will be able to inspire and influence them just like other doctors inspired me. Read more >

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Kristen Chase

I spent most of my childhood dodging mean words and sticks or spoons, then left as soon as I could — the ripe young age of 16 — to start college. I threw myself into education, and earned a degree in music therapy in just under 3 years, then working with children with disabilities, through graduate school, and right into a position as a college professor. Read more >

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Margit Detweiler

In my mid 40s I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. It was a total fluke that they found it. My gynecologist discovered it after she removed what appeared to be a benign cyst. There were microscopic cancer cells lining that cyst. I sort of praise that cyst every day — without it, the doctor said I could have gone for years not knowing the cancer was growing inside me. Read more >

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Patricia San Pedro

I have always been a positive person who sees the glass not just full, but overflowing. Little did I know how life would test me, a self-employed single woman, with no children or siblings. It all began on April 10th, 2008 when I heard those words no one wants to hear “You have breast cancer.” Read more >

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Tammi Leader Fuller

When I walked away from that big Hollywood so many dream about, to help women re-examine their lives and get unstuck, I had no idea how hard it was going be to help other women find their place in the world. Because I still hadn’t found mine. Read more >

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Shelly Fisher – Founder

After my second diagnosis with cancer, right when I felt like life pulled the carpet out from underneath me, I hit bottom. But one day about a week later, in my head, I thought, “You have done this before, you can do this again. You are one tough bitch. Get it together!” The thought jolted me – it is not the kind of thing I would normally think, but it gave me the push I needed. Read more >

Inspiring Women of the Week

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Jen S

Jen S. I’m Jen Schwartz, founder of MOTHERHOOD | UNDERSTOOD. I’m also a postpartum depression survivor, maternal mental health advocate, and a mom who wakes up every morning, pops her happy pills, and does the best she can. Some days that means I rock the shit out of motherhood and others it means I drop my kid off at school in the clothes I slept in, put him in front of a [...]

2018-10-16T13:57:41+00:00

Dawn P

Dawn P. Nominated by Christine C. Dawn was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago, and then later needed a bone marrow transplant. She was very sick during this time - in and out of the hospital - but she never gave up. She always had a positive outlook on everything in life, even after losing her job during the time after her transplant. While she was going through more than anyone [...]

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Cara S

A breast cancer survivor with the BRCA 1 gene, Cara underwent surgery, intensive chemo, and an elective hysterectomy. She shares her OTB Story on how she stayed motivated and strong during the toughest battle of her life. Read more >