Book Birthday!

Play Like a Girl turns 1 year old today. It has been an incredible year. Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl I’ve been reflecting on the researching and writing stages of Play Like a Girl a lot lately. My time in Kibera listening to the KGSA […]

Love Fest!

A few things I love so much I want to share: Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl Abby Wambach’s Barnard graduation speech. Fail up. Lead from the bench. Champion each other. Demand the ball. You are not Little Red Riding Hood. You are the wolf. And […]

12 Tiny Things #work

Heidi Barr and I are two months into an adventure called 12 Tiny Things. We are taking one aspect of life and reflecting on it for a month in order to deepen and nurture our roots. Join us on Facebook and our website. Here are some brief notes from my month focusing on WORK: Subscribe to […]

12 Tiny Things

Welcome to the end of January. How are your 2018 resolutions going? One reason New Year’s resolutions don’t often work is we try to take a big step that we have not laid the foundation for. Tiny does not equate to insignificant. Little things can be big things when they are addressing the core of the […]

My Favorite Books of 2017

So many books, so little time. I didn’t read as much as I wanted to this year, but what I read was fantastic. Like last year’s list, these are not books that came out in 2017 necessarily, but books I read in 2017. What are you reading? Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty […]

Upcoming PLG Events

Sunday, December 3, 10:30-11:30 Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl Bethlehem Lutheran Church Play Like a Girl Discussion I’m really excited to lead a book discussion with the youth and adults from Bethlehem about the importance of promoting education and girls’ empowerment both globally and locally. […]

Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse

In 2014, Rabbi Hayim Herring, PhD and I co-edited Keeping Faith in Rabbis, a wonderful compilation of essays. One of those fine essays, “Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse” by Rabbi Ellen Lewis, seems extremely timely and relevant these days in light of the numerous sexual assault charges coming to light. Andrew Barron of Avenida Books supported […]

Quick Writing Update

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1. Perseverance in Publishing I laughed aloud when my agent, Dawn Fredrick, ask me to write my annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) post on perseverance. “Yes,” I said. “I know a little about the topic.”  She came to the right woman. Writing requires courage, audacity and faith. Publishing demands many things, including a boatload of […]

Speaking Clearly

I launched Play Like a Girl on August 15 at Open Book in Minneapolis. People I love and strangers, former and current students, Kenyan Americans and even a few Kenyans filled the room. Asha, Teka and I talked about KGSA and the process of bringing Play Like a Girl into the world. We answered questions […]

Writer Momma

Adventures From Publishing a Book with Two Small Children Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Play Like a Girl July 19 I heard a package being dropped off on the porch, and for some reason I wondered if my books were inside. I saw the box, saw my name on […]