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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.”

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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.

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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.