"The only reason to give a speech is to change the world." --John F.Kennnedy
I agree. If you're not changing a point of view, strengthening someone's resolve to speak truth to power, or encouraging others to act on behalf of themselves and the planet, what's the point?
I have lectured on the writing life, multigenerational feminism, diversity in the media, multiracial identity, emerging cultures, contemporary visual art, and more, and taught at over four hundred universities, corporate campuses, and organizational conferences and gatherings including: Brown University, Harvard, Oberlin, Smith, MIT, U of Utrecht, Sarah Lawrence, Occidental, Evergreen, Texas A and M, U of Georgia, U of Pennsylvania, U of Michigan, Stanford, Evergreen, U of Georgia, Bryn Mawr, Dickinson College, U of South Florida, Eckerd College, Rollins College, Wellesley College, Yale, UC Berkeley, University of Linkoping, The Hammer Museum, Exeter Academy, The Bentley School, Gettysburg College, Head Royce, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Sony Music, RuterDam Stockholm, Hewitt and Associates, The Walker Arts Center, The National Council of Teachers of English, The Black Magic Woman Festival of Amsterdam, The Santa Barbara, San Miguel, and Whidbey Island Writers’ Conferences, The Low-Residency MFA Program at Spalding University, Out and Equal, The National Organization of Women, COLAGE, The National Women's Studies Association, the Ministries of Culture and Gender of Estonia at the first Conference on Masculinity in the Baltics, The Jewish Museum,The 92nd Street Y, The Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, the American Association of University Women, and The Fondazione Merz in Torino, Italy.