Allyship, Equality, & Inclusion

To learn is to live! I devote most of my personal and professional learning energy into books and podcasts, but I also have some favorite online resources. These sorts of curated lists evolve over time, but as of February 2019 these are my favorites. Contact...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

The media's bias against powerful women, whether they're politicians or business leaders, is so entrenched that the average person is anesthetized to it and won't easily spot it in action. The fight for women's equality would be easier if the patriarchy was simply confined to ostensible...

Men? Have you given much thought to what "patriarchy" truly means? Do you realize how much it's benefited us while hindering so many women's quality of life? My first job out of college was at Walt Disney World. I remember a meeting during which a white...

Men: What's your favorite Christmas movie? Mine is Elf, especially the scene where Buddy says "smiling's my favorite!"  But you know what's not any woman's favorite? When you advise that "they should smile more." In fact, even if they don't tell you how this makes them...

Liberal, well-read men: What are you doing with your "down-time?" Listening to podcasts is a great way to fill chunks of time spent in the car, commuting on the train or bus, hanging out in the airport while your flight is delayed, working out at...

Liberal, open-minded men: What have you read lately? 2018 gave us a record number of women getting elected to higher offices. It also gave us some incredible books that will help generations of women for years to come, as women and their male allies continue...

Did you catch the news this week? The plea deal for Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson is another egregious example of how our country continues to enable rape culture through its leniency on those convicted of this type of violence against women, especially if they are...

One of the most important steps toward becoming an effective ally to people of color is recognizing and accepting our existing white privilege. This is not something to feel defensive or guilty about; more helpfully, it's an awareness that can cultivate gratitude and a determination...

  It's tough to sort through all the reports and sound bytes concerning climate change. Therefore, anyone who wants to make specific choices related to this issue needs objective facts and data to fall back on when emotional rhetoric makes everyone more overwhelmed and frustrated. There's so...