Watch the video. The most powerful man in the world says he owes everything to his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, the mother of President Barack Obama. She was an extraordinary and charismatic woman, who lived a full life, moving halfway around the world, yet remaining a true American both participating in making a better world and observing it with intelligent eyes. Stanley Ann's personal and public life mirrored and often presaged the important political, cultural and social changes of her time. From the Cold War fears, to the Civil Rights movement, Feminism and the United States' presence abroad, Ann Dunham's journey from a small town in Kansas to the remote villages of Indonesia, taught her what it truly means to be an American. Written by Anonymous. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates.
Born in Wichita, Kansas , Dunham studied at the East—West Center and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, where she attained a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology ,  and later received master of arts and PhD degrees, also in anthropology. Interested in craftsmanship, weaving, and the role of women in cottage industries , Dunham's research focused on women's work on the island of Java and blacksmithing in Indonesia. To address the problem of poverty in rural villages, she created microcredit programs while working as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development. Towards the latter part of her life, she worked with Bank Rakyat Indonesia , where she helped apply her research to the largest microfinance program in the world. After her son was elected President, interest renewed in Dunham's work: the University of Hawaii held a symposium about her research; an exhibition of Dunham's Indonesian batik textile collection toured the United States; and in December , Duke University Press published Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia , a book based on Dunham's original dissertation. In an interview, Barack Obama referred to his mother as "the dominant figure in my formative years
She has to come to the realization that the church may not be infallible, it can't be forced on her or proven to her. Post was not sent - check your email addresses. Mormon theology is peculiar, yes, but the media frequently takes things out of context and misrepresents the religion. But it is luck of the draw.
Mormon women greatly value sincerity of purpose. I have a 12 year old daughter from my first marriage and so we didn't move in with him until he and I had been together for 2 years. If I wasn't such a fighter and survivor I would have given up on this marriage Sitting here in the afternoon, I happened to google 'being a doctors wife' because it's a lonely day and I wanted to see if its hard for others, too. Be fruitful and multiply. That doesn't get better unless you humble yourself, either -- admit you might be wrong. But, as soon as the marriage happened, the Mormon spouse goes full on Orthodox and expects the non Mormon to comply. I find that having zero expectations, single parenting and having my own life makes our marriage work well.