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I’ve Been Thinking…You’re Not Alone, Tell Your True Story
I came back to Chicago because my good friend of 36 years, Oprah Winfrey, wanted to do a show for her OWN network with an audience of women living paycheck to paycheck and the gathering moved me deeply.  → Read More
Q & A With “Paycheck to Paycheck’s” Katrina Gilbert
Katrina Gilbert’s life is featured in the HBO documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert” which is part of the groundbreaking “Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.” This fully employed, single mother of 3 earns $9.49 an hour as a Certified Nurses Aide, providing valuable care for an aging community while being barely able to provide for herself and her own family. The Shriver Report caught up with Katrina shortly before the premiere of the documentary and she shed some light on what has changed since the film was shot and what she hopes her children will learn from her.  → Read More
A Hand Up, Not a Handout: Paycheck to Paycheck and the Voice of 42 Million
As the entertainment industry grows ever more out-there in its portrayals of suffering, cruelty, and violence, the heart finds it better to harden, or be overwhelmed. Which is why I was so thrown off when, at a screening of the new HBO Documentary, Paycheck to Paycheck, I burst into tears. The focus of the film is Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year old Southerner and single mother with three young children. Her story is meant to put a face on the numbers, the 42 million women The Shriver Report counts as being on the ever-present brink of absolute poverty—and the 23 million young children who depend on them.  → Read More
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