For #WomensHistoryMonth and #InternationalWomensDay, How Michelle Obama Is Helping Women Take Our…

Issue 87 — March 2, 2019 I noticed an interesting change during Michele Obama’s ubiquitous book tour. It perfectly spans both Black History Month and Women’s History Month. During her time in the White House, it annoyed me no end to see her doing things I perceived as making herself smaller. Labeling herself the “mom in chief” though she…

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The Pink Chair in the Grey Office — Why on Earth This Graphic?

The Pink Chair in the Grey Office — Why on Earth This Graphic? Issue 86 — February 25, 2019 Over 50 years ago, the late Congresswoman and presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they won’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” This week, a hot pink chair with a pale pink pillow and for some…

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February Might Be the Shortest Month but It’s a Super Important One

Issue 84 — February 11, 2019 Oh February. The stores are full of red Valentine hearts. We’re reminded that February is Heart Month. This year I missed the inspiring Go Red for Women events highlighting the importance of women taking care of their heart health. I usually attend these either as a speaker or financial supporter, and I have…

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How to Be Gender Bilingual

Issue 82 — January 27, 2019 The man in airline club sat down across table from me and spread out his computer and various other electronics all across the width of the three chairs on that side of the table. I was working away on my computer using only the space intended by the chair where I was sitting.…

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In This Together: The Power of a Movement

Issue 81 — January 21, 2019 “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. The two movements that have shaped my life converged this long weekend. Today, January 21, is Martin Luther King Day. I braved the winter storm in New York to celebrate a day early yesterday at Harlem’s…

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2019: The Year I Claim Power and Why This Is the Real Year of the Woman

Issue 79 — January 7, 2019 Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Spirit of the Senses, a long-established Phoenix-area group of people who get together for lectures and discussions on provocative topics. They asked me to speak about “After #metoo.” I determined to make it a discussion rather than a speech. It was lively, animated,…

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