inspiring women

Alexandra Vivas / The Compassion Project

Powerful photographs revealing the lives of 25 women post-incarceration are on display at the Coral Gables Museum until Sept. 23. The exhibition, "The Compassion Project," focuses on women who re-entered society after some time behind bars and portrays these women in a new light.

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Teachers, daughters, activists, restaurant owners — these are just some of the women who inspire South Floridians. 

For the past three weeks we’ve been asking you to nominate remarkable women in honor of Women’s History Month.

Here are some of the women who were nominated and why:

Inspiring women
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In honor of Women's History Month, WLRN is collecting stories about inspiring women in South Florida. We appreciate your tweets, emails and texts about the amazing women in your communities. 

Christine Sylvain always knew she wanted to help students. She wanted to give public school kids the same attention that private school students got. And when she became old enough, she did.

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In honor of Women's History Month, WLRN is collecting stories about inspiring women in South Florida. We appreciate your tweets, emails and texts about the amazing women in your communities. 

Florence Morgenstern has always loved music — classical and soul, contemporary and folk.

Nearly 17 years ago, she had an idea: to create a concert series that would bring more of the music she loved to her South Florida community. In one performance, there could be four tenors; in another, a pop trio singing Broadway tunes.

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In honor of Women's History Month, WLRN asked listeners to nominate women they find inspiring in South Florida. We’ve heard about teachers, mothers and activists, just to name a few. We appreciate your tweets, emails and texts about the amazing women in your communities.

For 16 years, Alina Grandal helped countless Hialeah Senior High students dream big. Grandal, the former college advisor at the school, created a culture where going to college was the norm.