Reinvention: Healing from Abuse and Heading to Congress

Onto each of our parades some rain will fall . . . a deluge or even a hurricane. This series spotlights four women who rode out the storm and seized the chance to start something positive and meaningful

by Amanda Robb
Sandy Adams Congress
"Plain and simple, I needed a job that would allow me to take care of my daughter," says Sandy Adams (here in her DC office) of the decision that started her on a path to Congress.
Photograph: Catherine Ledner

Today, Adams is one of 15 House members who have not missed a single vote—and she is determined to keep her perfect record even when her daughter, now a 36-year-old insurance agent, gets married this March. When asked how she made it from kennel cleaner to Congress, Adams breaks into a huge maternal grin. “You just look into your daughter’s eyes,” she says. “You just have to put forth the effort.”


For more women who rode out the storm to start something positive, CLICK HERE


Don’t miss out on MORE great articles like this one. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter!

First Published February 28, 2012

Share Your Thoughts!


Post new comment

Click to add a comment