The latest insights and experiences in the journey to inspire activism that is driven by the pillars of decency, compassion, justice, love and equality.


Patriarchy Has no Gender

This topic is so deep that one post is inadequate. I've hesitated writing this post for a long time -- because there's so much in my head, so many instances, statistics, things I've seen, experienced, and read, so much I…

Imagining Equal Access to Justice & Progress through Solidarity with Sabrina Mahtani

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Sabrina Mahtani, a lawyer from Zambia and the UK who has dedicated her life to human rights, specifically the rights of women in the criminal justice…

All Moms Work

All Moms wish they can be in more than one place at once. And all Moms work. Inside the home, outside the home, and everywhere in between. I've tried to deny this at different times in my life. But the…

Interview with Chelsea Clinton

I met Chelsea Clinton at the launch of her second children's book, She Persisted Around the World, at which time I told her about Raising Imagination.  I told her my desire to create a fresh platform that engages social issues through…

It’s Chelsea Clinton!

Happy Tuesday! It's our big reveal day..... Our exclusive interview is with Chelsea Clinton! Congratulations to Mary Margaret from Lexington, Kentucky for sleuthing the clues correctly.  We picked Chelsea's brain on everything from involving her young children in advocacy to…

Royal Imagination

"Imagine a world where love is the way. Imagine our homes and families where love is the way. Imagine neighborhoods & communities where love is the way. Imagine governments and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce…

Modeling Morality is Stressful

While I was 38 weeks pregnant with my third, I lead a two-week parenting group on “Creating a Culture of Care” in Midtown Manhattan. I drew heavily on the work of Harvard Psychologist Richard Weissbourd, who runs the Making Caring…

Moral Imagination

“The north of peacebuilding is best articulated as finding our way toward becoming and being local and global human communities characterized by respect, dignity, fairness, cooperation, and the nonviolent resolution of conflict. To understand this north, to read such a…

The Magic Wand

Because we live in a large metropolitan city and don’t rely on individualized transportation, we are in contact with people living without a home on a routine basis.* There are many different reasons for the continual rise in homelessness in…
April 27, 2018

Commonality in the Hustle

Last week at a meeting of the NYC organizing committee for the @poorpeoplescampaign (see my post with baby Skyler & Dr. Baber a few weeks ago for more on this movement) we sat around the table thinking about how we…
April 17, 2018

Justice Starts in the Bedroom

Justice starts in the bedroom. Dr. Katie Cannon, known for her expertise in womanist & black ethics (and for being @nickcannon - of the @mariahcarey Nick Cannon's aunt) said this during a discourse in graduate school to my young 23-year-old…
April 15, 2018

Radical Welcome

This is one of my favorite pieces of art in the East Village. Today it feels empty. hard. wrong. unfair. to look at such a happy picture swimming in peace while innocent Syrians are struggling for their lives. It is…
April 14, 2018