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Oct 23, 2015
Artist Mary Fisher Architectural Digest article Fabric That Benefits the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

Architectural Digest

Mary Fisher first came to national attention with her trailblazing speech at the 1992 Republican Convention demanding compassion for HIV/AIDS patients, herself included. These days the activist is better known as a visual artist, with a sideline training women across the globe to make a living as artisans. Her latest endeavor, a range of textiles for Lee Jofa’s Groundworks that benefits Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), reflects her personal inspirations—from the comforting symmetry of geometric lines and shapes to the beauty of a branch bursting into flower.

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May 13, 2015
Artist Mary Fisher TedX Traverse City video Broken to Joy

TEDx Traverse City

Mary Fisher says, "Some folks think joy falls from the right opportunities in life: good school, splendid career, perfect spouse. But, perhaps, how we respond to life's injustices and crises determines not only the value of our lives but also the amount of joy we'll have." In this talk, Fisher cites reasons to choose to respond, not as a victim, but in service to others.

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Apr 14, 2015
Artist Mary Fisher Barnett Center For Integrated Arts and Enterprise From Design to Market with Mary Fisher: Making a Living as an Artist

Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise

A true renaissance woman, Mary is best known for her stunning keynote address speaking truth to power at the 1992 Republican National Convention – a speech since ranked by Oxford University as one of “the best 100 American speeches of the 20th Century.” Diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and with breast cancer in 2012, she shares her experience, strength and hope with boundless energy.

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Apr 23, 2014
Artist Mary Fisher The Today Show clip 100 Good Deeds titled, Father and daughter inspire 100 Good Deeds

The TODAY Show

Author and advocate Mary Fisher joins TODAY to chat about working with a North Carolina dad and his daughter to make the “100 Good Deeds” bracelet that raises money for women in Haiti and Africa. TODAY contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager reports.

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Mar 20, 2014
Artist Mary Fisher AARP article on AIDS Activist Mary Fisher’s Newest Good Deed


Who knew that counting beads could help change the world? Mary Fisher had a notion it would. The AIDS activist and author immediately saw the power of connecting beads to good deeds after meeting a filmmaker who told her about a game he played with his children to track their anonymous acts of kindness.

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Mary Fisher: Words to Silence
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