Three years ago my daughter, Chandler, wrote a poem for her 8th grade English class. Now–here we are–three years later. And I find myself shaking my head because not only has nothing changed since she wrote her poem, I’d argue things seem to be getting worse. Here’s the poem–she was 14 when she wrote it. Fourteen. Make […]
Many people are focused on the collaboration between Chris Brown and Rihanna—but for a moment I would like to step back in time and redirect our attention to the underlying message which was sent when the decision was made to spotlight Chris Brown at The Grammy’s. Ken Ehrlich—the Executive producer of The Grammy’s said the […]
Is it just me or do we American’s have the shortest memories on the planet? February 8, 2009 may not ring a bell for you… but I’d like to share a story and maybe after you finish reading it, you will understand what I mean about what we choose to forget… Her fists slammed onto […]
8 killed in Southern California salon shooting I learned of this tragedy from my friend Marissa. Marissa works countless hours providing education to individuals about domestic violence. She contacted me while I was driving north to Orange County-her devastation rang through the phone receiver. Her words remain solidly in my mind, “We need to create legislation that makes […]
We were away for the majority of the summer—and for the most part—I was unplugged. Now home—reengaged with all that our world spits out on a daily basis I have to say this week has left me feeling syphoned, depleted…but not defeated. Bait and outrage still abound… I can’t stop wondering what would happen if […]
I can think of no better way to kick off the Domestic Violence Awareness Month then to take part in a fund raiser that benefits victims of domestic violence!