After a deadly purse snatching this year in Northern Liberties, where she lives, Sanchez, 40, cofounded Handbags 4 Peace to address issues of violence against women. "I'm independent when it comes to work, but in relationships, I know how to play my position and not feel like I have to be the leader all the time," she says. "I just want to be treated as a lady."

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