Where do we go from here? MLK Day 2021

So much has happened since I took this photo four years ago, when I attended the women's march with my daughter and a friend from college. It was the day after Trump's inauguration, and our bodies were packed so tightly we could hardly move. The incredible turnout was a show of strength from those with a more loving vision [...]

2021-01-18T15:59:20+00:00January 18th, 2021|Activism, Nonviolent Direct Action, Racism|

On the Bright Side

Recent Philly Thrive action The news is infuriating and terrifying. The prospect of a second Trump Administration looms large, and not just for those in the United States. However, the media’s obsession with events that revolve around Trump—the impeachment, the election, and the State of the Union—obscures how people like the rest of [...]

2020-02-06T13:31:19+00:00February 5th, 2020|Climate Change, Nonviolent Direct Action|

Navigating Fear in Scary Times

I’ve been thinking a lot about courage, especially the fact that we need more of it these days. I’ve been paying attention to what makes me feel scared and what makes me feel brave, and trying to do more of the later. As I mentioned in my last blog post, community is key for me. [...]

2019-06-04T17:51:05+00:00June 4th, 2019|Nonviolent Direct Action, Racism|

Not Standing Alone

Direct action is never quite how you practiced it. At the run-through the night before the PNC annual shareholder meeting in Tampa, Florida I was one of several people who role played how we planned to stand up during the meeting, take off our business jackets to reveal t-shirts that said, “Praying for PNC to [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Nonviolent Direct Action|

Why I’m Fasting

Let me just say up front that I am not one of those people who feel all joyful and clearheaded when they’re fasting. The first time I fasted, a few months ago, I was looking at the gummy bear vitamins by 7am, wondering if eating a handful would be cheating. I had decided to fast [...]

2019-01-29T17:55:33+00:00March 21st, 2013|Climate Change, Nonviolent Direct Action|