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Race, Inheritance and Queer Reproduction The Feminist Wire [Video]

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By Savannah Shange

On the morning of my insemination, I stood chilly in a paper exam gown rechecking the sperm donor number on the side of the vial.  My partner frantically searched the order email on her phone before we signed, confirming that 7657 was indeed correct.  Since the bank we used had only five Black donors, I knew that a misstep in the process would in all likelihood mean that would be impregnated with a white man’s sperm. The thought terrified me: as a child of chattel slavery, the threads of consent, race, and childbearing are all wound together in this womb of mine.

When I first imagined my children, I didn’t think there would be any vials or donor numbers involved at all – I wanted to use a known donor who was part of our extended community. As a skeptic about the power of genetics in determining much about our …

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Serious Illness Cover from Zurich Life [Video]

Having financial support at a time of physical and emotional stress can ensure that you are able to take the time off work, pay for specialist treatment or even cover day-to-day household bills such as childcare.We provide cover for 70 serious illnesses including the three most common: cancer, heart attack and stroke. We think our cancer, heart attack and stroke definitions won't be beaten in Ireland. And when it comes to making a claim, we want to make it easy for you. We understand that making a claim can be distressing so we will be here to support you and make sure that all valid claims are processed efficiently.Find out more about serious illness cover from Zurich on our website - https://www.zurich.ie/life-insurance/serious-illness-cover/

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A robust digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity… making technology so important to grow your practice and business. Watch this video for ways to use marketing technology with tips to help you grow your practice.We cover why technology is so importantThe financial planning industry is undergoing change as baby boomers age and a younger wave of clients come forward with different needs and preferences. How we communicate and get leads or prospects needs to change too, making a robust digital presence a necessity.We cover reasons to invest in technology Today you may still rely on traditional communication methods, but now it’s so much more important to focus on your digital tools, including website, email marketing, social media and others. Simple actions you can take right away as you look at technology and your business and practice. Grow your business faster – With the right technology, you can start automating how you gain new business.Deepen existing client relationships – Email marketing technology can help automatically stay in touch with clients with helpful and actionable information.Accomplish more with less – Typically there’s an upfront time and resource cost. Once setup, many of these tools run automatically to help you grow your business with less effort.Financial advisor marketing technology and digital tools to help with lead generation. For more information and additional resources, visit www.Principal.com/GrowYourPractice#financialadvisor #leadgeneration #marketingforfinancialadvisors