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Miriam C. Dow, Founder/Secretary
Miriam Dow, a two-time breast cancer survivor, successfully served as executive director of WomenStories from 1999 to mid-2006. Her previous work experience was as a teacher of children with Learning Disabilities in the Cambridge, MA public schools and later of English at the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY. Ms. Dow holds a AB from Radcliffe College and an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education. While teaching, she shared with her students her belief that stories about the lives and actions of characters in literature teach us about ourselves. This belief formed the bridge between her life as a teacher and her life as a producer of a series of videos in which survivors tell their stories to educate and support breast cancer patients.