4 Things We Can Do in 2014 to Help Pave the Way for a Woman President

In my new book, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, I interview some of the most influential journalists, activists, artists, politicians, and thought leaders of today about how to get a woman into the White House....more
This article is a reminder to all women to be vigilant in the portrayal of women especially for ...more

Can Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature" Change the World?

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to see my good friend, author and activist (and founder of V-Day) Eve Ensler’s latest play Emotional Creature with my 15-year-old daughter Jazmin. The show is a theatrical tapestry of monologues, songs and dance, performed by a dynamic cast of young women, and is based on Eve’s interviews with girls in the U.S. to girls in far-off places like Congo, Kenya and Iran. I found myself alternatively entertained, moved, saddened, angered and inspired. ...more
Loved reading this, and hope I get to see the production one day. Thank you for sharing!more

Happy Women's Equality Day! Reflections on Feminism from Isabel Allende, Margaret Cho, Annie Lennox

I was introduced to the concept of feminism in my mother's copies of Ms. Magazine. I was a curious teenager who understood the basic premise of feminism: political, social, and economic equality for women. But it was never something that seemed relevant to my life. While I supported feminist principles in theory, when I reflect back I realize in some ways I wasn't living them, valuing my own voice and power. ...more
Historically important day, and a historically important issue. We have barely begun working for ...more

Our Most Difficult Times Can Open Our Hearts

When Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser first sent me the galley of her book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Help Us Grow, I remember reading it during a relatively carefree time in my life and thinking to myself, "Wow, this book is really powerful. I bet it would be really helpful for someone going through some type of major life crisis." I was on the very last chapter when we got the news that my father-in-law had slipped and broken his neck on a clothing rack in his bedroom and was paralyzed from the neck down. The tumultuous months that followed of his gradual deterioration and eventual death were full of stress, fear, exhaustion and sorrow. ...more

I am a person that has Asperger's syndrome, I don't think of it as a dissability as some normal ...more