I've just completed a guest blog for one of my favorite Mamas, Mariska Hargitay, of "Law & Order: SVU" fame. You've doubtless seen her in action on the show, as the dedicated Detective Benson. But did you know that she's a real life crusader for victims of trauma and abuse? In 2002, she started the Joyful Heart Foundation "to help survivors of sexual assault heal their minds, bodies and spirits and reclaim their lives."
Since we first met in 2002, through my PR work with a Manhattan rape crisis program, I have watched Mariska power through to achieve one dream after another, including the creation of Joyful Heart. All of it, a direct result of her absolute refusal to be diverted when she believes in something. When Mariska has made up her mind, you can bet she'll achieve.
Brains, beauty, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, this Mama has it all and she makes it look easy. But when you ask her what she's most proud of, she'll tell you it's her son. And motherhood sure looks good on her.