On Saturday night, my parents took my four-year old to a summer concert in a park by the water. On the way home, Kavi was riding on his grandfather’s shoulders, on top of the world. He wanted to take the water taxi across the marina. They were waiting on the dock when they heard an irate voice.
Many of us are longing to experience a season of joy, but we feel winter's darkness spreading in the midst of relentless violence, cruelty, and dehumanization.
I will be giving a Ted Talk this fall - the announcement just went up! I am putting together stories + studies in ethics, law and even science to make the case for why Revolutionary Love is the call of our times. Especially in the face of white supremacist violence. Deep breath. If you can, please join my parents, baby Kavi, and me in New Orleans this November! Click on these links for information on tickets and on the inspiring line up. Photo taken from tedwomen2017.ted.com
This was a difficult day. For two years, I had worked full-time at Stanford Law School to protect net neutrality -- and I was relieved and overjoyed that we won Open Internet rules in 2015. I had just become a new mother and thought: No matter what happens, the next generation will have the tools to speak, resist, and organize. But today, the FCC voted to begin the process of reversing what we fought so hard for. News about the vote was buried in the astounding avalanche
Some joyful news! I'm working with a publisher to write a book on Revolutionary Love, a memoir/manifesto that responds to this moment in history. It's hard to describe what this means in my life. I took my first book-writing course in college fifteen years ago this semester. It was shortly after 9/11 and starting a life as an activist, I had a sense that the stories I was collecting needed to be heard. Fast forward, and the stories now fill a treasure chest. After the election, I opened
To all the mothers! May you celebrate today all the ways you pour your body, breathe, and blood into your families. You have a particular kind of wisdom that the country needs right now. You know that birthing new life can feel like drowning, like dying. You can teach us how to breathe and push, and breathe again through our country's Transition. You know that love gives you strength you never knew you had. You love even when your nipples are bleeding or perineum torn or sleep only comes