Start TV Network will celebrate Women’s History Month with a special edition of the network’s short-form profile series “My Start Story.” Marking one year since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the U.S., “In Her Words: Stories of the Pandemic” will feature stories of real women whose lives and livelihoods have been forever altered. The campaign premieres on Start TV on Monday, March 1st at 8:55am ET/PT, with a new story airing every day all month long.

In what President Biden declares as a national emergency, nearly 3 million U.S. women have dropped out of the workforce in the past year as women are forced to choose between their careers and the increasing demands of caregiving amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The producers of “My Start Story” reached out to women across industries and socio-economic backgrounds, inviting them to tell their stories of loss, struggle, determination, inspiration and perseverance in their own words.

Beginning March 1st, Start TV Network will present 31 stories of real women doing the best they can in the worst of times, including the stories of:

Naomi Nedd, a single mom and Network Management Specialist, who struggles to balance working from home while caring for her son.

Leigh Altshuler, who after losing her job, decided to pursue her dream of opening a bookstore.

Kate Deisseroth, a surgeon and single mother who is torn apart by the need to both serve her patients and support her 9-year-old twin sons who are learning online.

Rachell Dumas, an ICU nurse who worked tirelessly in New York City at the height of the pandemic and struggles to continue, and many more.

To learn more about how you can help those in need during these uncertain times please visit our resource page of charities seeking to aid those impacted by the pandemic. 

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