Book Cover for         Brave Ribbons - A Transgender Christmas Carol by Holly Maholm

The Woman Behind The Story

Author Holly Maholm grew up in a suburban area south of Akron, Ohio and graduated high school in 1967. She entered Yale University where she majored in Japanese History, Language & Culture, graduating in 1972. She then spent two years living and working in Tokyo, Japan, as a translator and researcher, after which she returned to the United States to attend The Ohio State University School of Law, graduating in 1977.

She returned to Tokyo and worked as an attorney in a Japanese-American law firm, working there from 1977 through 1979. In that year she returned to the U.S. to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working as an attorney at a company which at the time was the largest sports marketing agency in the world. She worked as a senior attorney at that company until 2004 when she retired and set up her own law office.

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It's A Unicorn Stampede!

Posted By Holly Maholm • August 8, 2016

If you stop to think about it, you will realize that unicorns are not often seen these days. They are rare – so rare that we will sometimes call someone a “unicorn” if that person exhibits traits which are seldom found in the general population.

And being so rare, most people are completely uninformed about the genuine [...]

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I Hereby Declare a Riot

Posted By Holly Maholm • August 8, 2016

Although I live in Cleveland, I take a deep and personal interest in what goes on in Chicago. (Two of my children live there.) So it was shocking to me to see that over the July 4th weekend in Chicago, there were (depending on how you keep score) 82 people shot, of whom 14 died. These are distressingly large numbers, but as big [...]

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Disarm the Police!

Posted By Holly Maholm • August 8, 2016

I am a member of the LGBT community, and considering the long, sad history of confrontations between LGBT folks and the police, I feel I must speak up. Now, seeing all that has happened recently involving police shootings, I want to make two specific proposals to reduce the carnage. (One today; the other next issue.)

Why are we (and [...]

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The Revenge of Gloria Allred

Posted By Holly Maholm • August 8, 2016

Sometimes, I am proud to be a lawyer. In May, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops revealed that during the one year period ending June 2015, the Church paid out $153,000,000 in damages to victims of clergy sex abuse. During that same year, an additional 384 new victims came forward with claims of sex abuse.

But this is trivial. [...]

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