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


Leading a Revolution within herself: Vei Darling

Last Spring I joined the Wing, a work and community space designed for women.  While there, I became intrigued by a conversation about poverty, classism, racism, and how Maya Angelo isn't actually every black women's favorite poet.  I tend to…

If you want your kids to imagine a better world, the books on your shelves should reflect that.

Kwame Alexander, Helping Kids Rise I'm imagining a more humane and just immigration system paired with a more welcoming and trusting world.  To reflect that, I lift up two books I've recently come across that are waiting under our tree.…

Gifts that Gift the World

It's the season of giving. If you're into giving, I highly recommend Wonder Crate, a new subscription box that inspires kids to think big about the impact they can have, while giving them the tools to do so! I'm very…

Stronger Together: Conversations that Unite

A common characteristic of white supremacy is pitting oppressed groups against each other.  This is currently happening with a media uproar attacking the Women's March, citing anti-semitism, bigotry and hatred in their leaders.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  I…
November 21, 2018

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…
November 16, 2018

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…
September 25, 2018

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