After almost 20 years spent working as a labor and delivery nurse in urban hospitals, I began a writing career that lead to thousands of my articles being published in magazines, newspapers and on websites.  Women’s health, gender equality, politics, global maternal health, advocacy, parenting and feminism are my primary focuses, but I’ve been published on a range of topics from Asthma to Zen Meditation. 

Right now, I’m a writer, editor, podcaster, registered nurse and mother. 

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

If you really want to do something to change the world, call your Members of Congress and tell them what you want them to do.  Not sure who they are?  No problem. Just type in your Zip Code here: 

 WHO IS MY REPRESENTATIVE

I'M THE AUTHOR OF TWO BOOKS:

 
 

I'M THE HOST OF THREE PODCASTS:

 Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics Podcastsmart conversations about pregnancy, parenting, feminism, healthcare and everything else

 
 

Activists on the Lineconversations with activists from grassroots organizations all over the world about their work, missions, goals, challenges, solutions and perspectives.

 

 

I’M THE CO-FOUNDER OF:

Civics for Cynics – advocacy workshops designed to turn even the biggest cynics into kickass citizen advocates. 

I also write, advocate and podcast for CARE, the global humanitarian organization. 

I was Senior Writer for Every Mother Counts (global maternal health non-profit) and a consultant, writer and editor for The World Bank and Choices in Childbirth (national maternal health non-profit organization). 

I live in Portland, Oregon with my family and I knit, read, meditate, mess around in the garden and travel wherever and whenever I can

The CARE Action! Podcast  - global conversations about advocacy, poverty, humanitarian aid, and the people who make CARE work

 
 

MY MISSION:

I’m doing my part to change the world by elevating the status of women, mothers and parents.  I write, podcast, advocate and speak with groups because I want to see what happens when women are able to contribute their full value at home, in the workplace, in government and  society.  We haven't seen that happen in the US yet (or in most parts of the world) and I think it's damn well time we do.   I’m bringing everything I have to the table as a nurse, mother, writer, speaker, advocate and woman-alive-in-the-21st-century, hosting smart conversations about pregnancy, parenting, healthcare, feminism, politics and then some.