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Katrina, the Tsunami, the Dust Bowl

Katrina, the Tsunami, the Dust Bowl and how they relate from Chronicle Project on Vimeo.

Video of the week. Beautiful. Plant a tree.

August 9th, 2008

Many Who Are Free

I'm a Buddhist.

Not just a part-time Buddhist, but a twenty-year Buddhist.

I'm a Buddhist because I grew up amongst Baptists, Jews, and Goddess-worshipers, and none of them spoke the language of my particular heart. I am a Buddhist because my parents, generously, gave me the freedom to find my own spiritual path.

I'm a Buddhist because for many years I was a seeker. And because I was a seeker, for some time, books were my religion, my life.

I read so many books! About the lives of women all over the world. About people fighting for freedom. About people making beauty under unspeakable conditions. I read Franz Fanon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, T.S. Eliot, Bessie Head, William Faulkner, Ayi Kwei Armah. I read Liberation Theology, French feminist theory...

I read about the artists I loved--Mark Rothko and Roy Decarava, Frida Kahlo and Seydou Keita, who took the photo above.

I read poetry, like June Jordan's The Things I Do In The Dark, and The Captain's Verses by Pablo Neruda, both of which changed my life forever.

And I also read a lot of books about Buddhism. The first was Peace is Every Step, by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk nominated for the Nobel prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dozens of others followed, from every Buddhist tradition, but that book was the beginning.

Buddhism's teachings on interdependence, compassion, and the cultivation of happiness rather than regret, were just what a mixed race, multi-everything girl needed to hear to feel whole. Buddhism said the fragmentation I felt was an illusion. My essential nature as a human being had never been broken, never been stained. My thoughts about myself were problematic.

But my thoughts could be changed.

There is more to say about this, but watching "Buddha's Warriors" on CNN last night, I couldn't help but think about CNN's "Black in America." There were no African-Americans in "Buddha's Warriors," and no Buddhists in "Black in America."

And yet there are many who have feet in both worlds, many who feel the idea of "two worlds" is, itself, an illusion.

Many who are free.

August 5th, 2008

Santi White, for Interview Magazine

August 4th, 2008

August 4th, 2008

Modern Beauty, with Patricia from Australia


Today I got an email from a young high-school student in Australia, Patricia, doing a report on Third Wave and Women's Magazines.

"As a founder of third wave feminism, I'd like to ask you a few questions."

1. What is your personal definition of "modern feminism"?

Any act or thought that leads to a safer, healthier, more equitable and enjoyable experience for women and the people who love them.

July 8th, 2008

The Best Woman for the Job May Be a Man

By Rebecca Walker
Special to CNN

Rebecca Walker is the founder of the Third Wave Foundation, and the author of four books, including her latest, "Baby Love." Read her blog on

Rebecca Walker is urging women to turn the page on gender-based feminism.

June 6th, 2008

Making Sure

Thought you might enjoy my blog post today.

Let me know what you want to make sure your kids know.


May 22nd, 2008

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


The favorite at my house at the moment. Enjoy!

May 14th, 2008

Was It Easier Being a Mother in 1908? | Reproductive Justice and Gender | AlterNet

Was It Easier Being a Mother in 1908? | Reproductive Justice and Gender | AlterNet

Happy Mother's Day to all you hardworking moms. Let's thank our mothers and all of those who came before.

Let's also thank the inventors of the washing machine, vacuum cleaner, and Internet.

May 11th, 2008

Marry Him!

Marry Him!

April 22nd, 2008

YouTube - Sexism, Misogyny, Women's History & Hillary Clinton

April 20th, 2008