Voices & Tables
On March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

I was deeply challenged recently by Kat Armas’ book Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength. She writes: “I don’t particularly agree with the saying, ‘we need to make space at the table for people on the margins.’ People on the margins have their own tables… Is it […]

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How do we Create Environments Where Both Men and Women can Thrive?
On March 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

On International Women’s Day this is the big question isn’t it? How do we create truly inclusive and empowering cultures in our families, schools and workplaces? Even those of us who truly desire to do so can be blinded by what we don’t even know we don’t even know. And that is just the beginning. […]

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A is for Advocacy | Part 2: The Enemy Trap
On April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have dismantled the idea of an advocate being a hero. Do you remember the other part of the advocacy myth? Like any good mythical tale, we like a good enemy to destroy, but is it about destruction? What is the goal of an advocate, again? To influence the opposition to change. Every action an […]

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A is for Advocacy | Part 1: The Hero Trap
On March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was riding the King streetcar a year ago on the way to school. It was a busy car, filled with business people clutching briefcases, mothers and children, and fellow students with earbuds in drowning out the sounds of traffic. I was staring out the window looking at the passersby, when I spotted an elderly […]

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