Daisy Hernandez – The early reviews for COLONIZE THIS 2nd Ed. are in!

Happy Wednesday! This week’s blog is focusing on the early praise we’re seeing for Daisy Hernandez’s new edition of her classic collection of feminist essays COLONIZE THIS!   One of “18 Books Every White Ally Should Read” —Bustle   One of “19 Books on Intersectionality that Taylor Swift Should Read” —BuzzFeed   One of “13 …Read More

Environmental/Community Leader Vien Truong – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at environmental/community leader Vien Truong Vien Truong learned two things as a child: Climate change affects us all, and some people suffer more than others.   When her family arrived in the Bay Area as refugees from war-ravaged Vietnam, her parents didn’t speak English …Read More

History of Marriage Historian Stephanie Coontz – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we are going to take a closer look at Dr. Stephanie Coontz, an historian who is one of America’s leading authorities on the history of the institution of marriage. Her views are insightful, provocative, and based on years of solid academic scholarship. You may say to yourself “but marriage has been …Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Open Letter to NASA’

Happy Wednesday ! This week, in a departure from form, we’re re-printed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s open letter to NASA: https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/an-open-letter-to-nasa/10157454721411613/ An Open Letter To NASA Neil deGrasse Tyson·Sunday, July 21, 2019·Reading time: 5 minutes Dear NASA, Perhaps you didn’t know, but we’re the same age. In the first week of October 1958, you were born …Read More

Economic Activist Chuck Collins – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at philanthropist/inequality scholar Chuck Collins!   He is a storyteller and organizer known for his efforts to bridge the national debate about wealth inequality and taxes as well; examining how to build community resilience and make a healthy transition to a sustainable new economy. …Read More

Dr. Edith Widder – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at ocean biological researcher Dr. Edith Widder! She’s been back in the news recently because of the recent rare photographs of a giant squid, taken of the coast of the US. She was quoted as saying it was “one of the more amazing days …Read More

Daisy Hernandez – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernández! Describing her newest publication, Daisy notes “ with my comadre, the author Bushra Rehman, I co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. That first edition came out in 2002. USA Today calls the …Read More

Jeff Lieberman – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! I had a problem this week; couldn’t decided between writing about a scientist, an artist, a musician, a designer, or a roboticist. Therefore, we’re going to take a closer look at Jeff Lieberman who manages to be all of these things.   And ‘looking closely’ is a central idea in Jeff’s world. Here’s …Read More