What Now? A Practical Girls Guide to a Post-Trump Slump

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
What Now? A Practical Girls Guide to a Post-Trump Slump

One of my BIGGEST HOPES post president-elect-Trump has been that this political climate will motivate us all to get more involved—to get in the streets, but more importantly to get on the phones with legislators, support—with our time and resources—the organizations on the ground that have been, and will continue to fight for the things […]

Pizza + Politics

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Pizza + Politics

When election season comes around, my phone starts to blow up. Turns out, my pizza+politics party has become quite a hot ticket.  I gather my most well-informed, connected and progressive friends and we go over all the California propositions.  This year we had 17 propositions to go over.  Friends came early, stayed late, we ate, […]

Bahamas to Bermuda: Testing the Waters

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Bahamas to Bermuda: Testing the Waters

They say hard work pays off. This time payoff came in the form of an adventure on this tall ship from The Bahamas to Bermuda alongside the most stellar crew, including musician Jack Johnson, big wave surfers Dan and Keith Malloy, body surfer Mark Cunningham, free diver and soul sister Kimmmy Warner, Author Adam Skolnick, […]

Teach a Little (Wo)Man

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Teach a Little (Wo)Man

I like reading alright, but I’m a pretty visual person. In fact, my design skills came about as a result of my desire to better communicate about the issues I was working on. Sometimes I may look like I’m listening, but unless I’m giving something to visualize (or doodling it myself) it’s going in one […]

Playing Hooky

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Playing Hooky

(photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP) My friends and I played hooky today. This wasn’t a Ferris Bueller’s Day off type of day (but those are really fun). My GRADE-A friends (Marty Benson, Eduardo Manilla) and I spent our day getting crazy at a California Coastal Commission hearing. There’s nothing quite like the energy that comes from watching […]

Who Owns Your Nostalgia?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Who Owns Your Nostalgia?

“Who Owns Your Nostalgia?” This question was posed to me this weekend by a friend (and huge inspiration of mine), J. Nichols when I bumped into him at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where we were both presenting at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit. Don’t worry, it also gave me–and two of my most savvy and insightful friends–an impregnable pause. “Who could own my […]

A War Worth Fighting

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
A War Worth Fighting

Plastics showed up on the scene in the 1950’s, the same time that industries—once pre-occupied with feeding World War II—found themselves idle and, therefore, able to fulfill consumer dreams.  Enter the era of convenience. Seems appropriate, then, that we are now fighting wars, for the same things that plastics eat up and chew out.  I’ve […]

Pedestrian

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Pedestrian

I never thought I’d utter these words, but a month in India can make life back in Venice Beach seems a bit, well…mundane. This video just about sums up how India wrapped me up and whirled me around. It represents nearly everything I love, and most miss about this first-class, “third-world” country. Millions of bodies […]

Plastic Bath

Plastic Bath

How’s about a bath?   I think not! And this is exactly why I’m headed to India. Every day, the Yamuna River–the lifeline of Dehli, India’s Capital–receives more than 3 billion litres (more than 1.5 billion pounds) of waste. Pollution has doubled from 1993 to 2005 despite the fact that india has spent nearly $500 million […]