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I’d invite you in for tea and a chat, but the Internet hasn’t figured that one out yet. For now, this is just a simple spot to 1) share some of what I’m up to, and 2) invite you—if any of this resonates—to add your email below to sign up for very occasional updates or to be in touch directly.
Nuns & Nones is a growing collaboration between women religious, spiritually diverse millennials, and allied thought partners, connecting generations through new forms of prophetic community, deepening relationship, spiritual practice, and justice work to the meet the needs of our times. A labor of love since 2016.
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network of 20K+ artists, organizers, and allies inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. A labor of love since 2012.
Taproot is an immersive, intergenerational pop-up Jewish learning village. Five days of study, embodied practice, ritual, and heartful discussion for activists, artists, and others eager to dive into Judaism as a source of resonance, sustenance, and grounding for these times. Cooked up in 2017 with a collaborative team of rabbis and younger organizers.
A long-form personal essay that chronicles the beginnings of Nuns & Nones, the unlikely path that led me to live at a convent in California, and some of the insights and future possibilities emerging along the way. Whether you’ve never met a nun or are one, I hope that there’s something in this story that speaks to you!
I authored this 2017 guide for the USDAC on Indigenous Land Acknowledgment, with input and support from many Native collaborators (listed here). Since its release, the guide has been downloaded 13K+ times and featured in outlets ranging from Teen Vogue, to Native America Calling, to the New York Times. More than 450 cultural and educational institutions have pledged to adopt acknowledgment as a first step in a larger process of truth and transformation.
Opening plenary remarks from the USDAC’s 2016 convening in St. Louis. “We are tightrope walkers, dancers along that thin line stretched between the world as it is and the world as it could be. As artists and organizers, we bear witness to the present while also bearing prophetic witness to that which might exist. And, through the power of our stories, our songs, our relationships, our acts of heart, we invite others on that tightrope with us.”
Originally published in GOOD Magazine. “Creatively addressing our vast social, environmental, and economic crises and injustices is indeed a profound call to action, and one that requires that we cultivate social imagination—the capacity to conceive of what might be in our society. What public programs, civic rituals, and community institutions might we imagine that align our desire for belonging with our highest democratic ideals of equity, participation, and justice?”