Tag: awareness

Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. Suffragettes.

Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. Suffragettes.

When I received the invitation to attend the very first pre-release screening of Suffragette in the United States I was overwhelmed. Aside from those who had worked on it, I was among the first group of people to watch the film, as well as speak…

Who Run The World? #GLBLCTZNS

Who Run The World? #GLBLCTZNS

Last weekend in NYC has been a whirlwind of inspiration and advocacy for change. Pope Francis was in town, riding through Central Park on his “Popemobile,” speaking to the United Nations and giving a beautiful mass at Madison Square Garden. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir…

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

It seems like this month is the perfect time to wear non-stop red, white and blue! America has so much to celebrate right now— its 259th birthday (so many candles), the right to marriage has been legalized for everyone and the U.S. Women’s National Team…

Little Luxuries

Little Luxuries

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan Maybe it’s a silly concept, but this quote resonates…

It's Official!

It's Official!

It may be early to celebrate the actual holiday, but it’s not too early to celebrate that the Lunar New Year will be recognized as an official public school holiday in New York! Today, mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, (yes, I met him!…

6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout

6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout

I know it’s not just my lifestyle that is constantly revving at a go-go-go pace. During the week, I jump from one project or job to the next, relaxing only during my commute or the spare hour that I might be able to carve out…

When Life Gives You Cookie Monster…

When Life Gives You Cookie Monster…

Isn’t it surprising that just a reminder from your childhood could have such a fabulous impact on your day? Today I started my morning as usual, getting on the crowded NJ Transit and then the even more crowded Uptown 1 subway. I woke up at…

Before You Run Off For Some Fun In The Sun…

Before You Run Off For Some Fun In The Sun…

Especially now, with Hugh Jackman as an advocate, awareness in the consequences of dangerous sun exposure is definitely on the rise. Unfortunately, although many people know that unprotected sun exposure could have its consequences, what they fail to realize is just how frequently this happens.…

OK OK, I Admit To Hibernation

OK OK, I Admit To Hibernation

Now that it’s spring, the cold and finals induced exhaustion has melted with the snow, and it is time to get ready for a hot and steamy summer. Yes, that’s exactly right. Now, here’s the truth, I met Hugh Jackman this week. And if I…

Time to Equalize the Playing Field

Time to Equalize the Playing Field

Everyone talking about double standards raises awareness about their existence and does nothing to actually fix them. We hear about double standards when it comes to “teacher’s pets,” the treatment of student-athletes, and expectations for what is considered to be appropriate professional attire for males…