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I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?
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I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?

In preparation for Hillary Clinton’s landslide win on election day, I choreographed “I Am Woman“ by Helen Reddy for my Zumba class. In searching for this feminist anthem on iTunes, I flashed back to my first rock concert (with my divorced-and-discovering-her-power mom), and then stumbled on this generation’s version. When you compare the lyrics to Jordin Sparks’ (yes, highly dance-able) “empowering female … Continue reading

Everyone Loves a Bully!
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Everyone Loves a Bully!

Americans are mystified at how “this” could possibly be happening in America. At how one blustering, irresponsible name-caller could be so loved and revered by his supporters, much less embraced by a major political party that is now feeling sick to its stomach. But we shouldn’t be so surprised. I recently posted this on the Zorgos Reader: … Continue reading

“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal
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“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal

Writing is Healing ~ Writing is Power Writing workshop with Kristen Caven We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, from the personal to the political. This 6-week workshop at The Liminal Center in Oakland provides a structure for both writing through our experiences and learning new ways of being.  Zorgos is esperanto for “I will take … Continue reading

All About the Zorgos Project
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All About the Zorgos Project

Please share with your networks! 3,000 Free Books for Oakland Parents Last fall, Oakland Parents Together (OPT) was the recipient of a generous donation of over 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote (Hazelden/Betty Ford Foundation) by Oakland authors Dr. Louise Hart and Kristen Caven. Bully Prevention through Positive Parenting Unlike other books on bullying, The Bullying Antidote … Continue reading

Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –
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Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –

In my novel, The Souls of Her Feet, the downtrodden protagonist’s life changes, as in every Cinderella story, when a Fairy Godmother appears in her life. But in this version, the “godmother” is also her real-life, legitimate godfather — the former best friend of her deceased parents. I chose to make this traditionally female character … Continue reading