This site shares information about my work as an author and advocate for women.
I began my public career as a campus leader advocating for women’s reproductive health services. After graduation, I became a community organizer and moved to Chicago, where I built the Illinois Women’s Agenda, a statewide organizational coalition; the Midwest Women’s Center, one of the nation’s first; and the Women’s Issues Network, which produced a national campaign for RU-486, and a documentary featuring Cybill Shepherd narrating a gripping story.
I have advised celebrities, business leaders, public officials, philanthropists, and organizational leaders on women’s health, economic security, and civil, human rights, and social justice campaigns. Speaking of celebrities, I shared this Chicago Tribune platform with Sally Field and Michelle Obama, also writers of books the reviewer “learned from and loved.”
“Powerbroker” was the word used to describe my role as an advocate for women artists, in an article in American Craft magazine, in the section “Crafted Lives.” What a treat to share that space with others I so admire.
The image below captures the Vote Her In commitment. The photo montage below is from my book tour for Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide.