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How We Benefit from Women-Led Systems of Influence

January 12, 2017 0 Comments
How We Benefit from Women-Led Systems of Influence

There’s a difference between women stepping up into leadership and women stepping up into leadership together. I’m infinitely more interested in the latter because it means finding ways to work together while allowing for deep points of difference. It also means creating new knowledge together, which is energizing for everyone. My first real foray into […]

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In the Wake of Violence, Notes On Power, Powerlessness, and Voice

April 23, 2013 0 Comments
In the Wake of Violence, Notes On Power, Powerlessness, and Voice

Understanding power differently, as something accessible within each of us (not to be found elsewhere), does not mean we will find the answers to our problems alone, that any one individual has the answer or solution, or that we must go it alone in our work or activism. It does mean we must listen more closely to ourselves as individuals and then use our voices in service of what Martin Luther King called “the beloved community”.

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Elaine Scarry on the usefulness of beauty

May 14, 2012 0 Comments
Elaine Scarry on the usefulness of beauty

“What is deeply and abidingly extraordinary about beautiful things is… they put us in a state of bliss at the very moment that they make us feel marginal or secondary… None of us is the center of the world, but each of us can get into the mistake of believing that we are the center […]

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Gail Caldwell on the unknown

March 4, 2011 0 Comments
Gail Caldwell on the unknown

The old Navajo weavers used to insert an unmatched thread into each of their rugs, a contrasting color that runs to the outside edge. You can spot an authentic rug by this intentional flaw, which is called a spirit line, meant to release the energy trapped inside of the rug and pave the way for […]

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Will the Revolution Be Tweeted? Yes and No

October 14, 2010 0 Comments
Will the Revolution Be Tweeted? Yes and No

Originally published at BostInnovation in October 2010 as “Will the Revolution Be Tweeted? Gladwell Says No, Ignites Debate” I came across Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker essay, “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” on Facebook. I bookmarked the page because I didn’t have time to read it right then. Every time I saw […]

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Mentoring Goes Far Beyond Support & Guidance

August 26, 2010 0 Comments
Mentoring Goes Far Beyond Support & Guidance

Originally published at BostInnovation.com I think we’d all agree that young people stand to benefit from having a mentor. I’m going to go out on a limb and say I think we all need mentors though. Every single one of us, whether we’re 15, 25, or 50. OK, maybe not every single one of us. […]

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A Call for Both Women and Men to Support Women’s Leadership

July 15, 2010 0 Comments
A Call for Both Women and Men to Support Women’s Leadership

Originally published at BostInnovation.com I grew up believing the women’s movement was essentially over. I was born in 1984, and as far as I could tell, apart from being occasionally harassed on the street, being a woman never held me back. When it came time for college, I wouldn’t consider women’s colleges. I believed in […]

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