Inspiring Women

Wendy Whelan’s Story Begs the Question: What’s Wrong with Seeing a Woman in Decline?

Wendy Whelan’s Story Begs the Question: What’s Wrong with Seeing a Woman in Decline?

I need a reminder now and then that getting older is a good thing. I found one in Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, an extraordinary documentary about her retirement from the New York City Ballet. Here’s a piece I wrote about it for The Huffington Post — Wendy […]

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I devoted much of mine to editing and uploading to Pinterest 64 pics of the best signs (and crowd shots) I saw at Women’s March Los Angeles. I hope this collection makes you feel as good about both of these […]

7 Anxiety-Reducing Truths I Was Reminded of at the BlogHer Conference

7 Anxiety-Reducing Truths I Was Reminded of at the BlogHer Conference

One week ago today, I left the Los Angeles Blogher Conference feeling something I doubted I could: empowered by the experience. As much as I had wanted to go, my anxiety told me I would hate every minute of it and, worse, that I would hate […]

How Cameron Diaz Helped Me Deal with the Anxiety of Aging

How Cameron Diaz Helped Me Deal with the Anxiety of Aging

Toward the end of one of my play productions a few years back, the actresses and I were having one last get together before we said our goodbyes (none of whom were Cameron Diaz, by the way, in case there’s any chance that needs clarifying). […]

I Don’t Need to Identify With Emily Dickinson

I Don’t Need to Identify With Emily Dickinson

At a party 4 or 5 years ago, a friend of mine told someone I’d just met that it was unusual for me to get out of the house like this because I’m always home writing. She told this person that because that’s what I’d […]

Women’s History Month: Timeline of the Movement, Who to Follow, Stories to Share

Women’s History Month: Timeline of the Movement, Who to Follow, Stories to Share

With so many important stories to share during Women’s History Month, where in the world do we begin? The story of the movement itself comes to mind. The location: New York City. The year: 1908. Women’s History Month: A timeline of the movement This Time article […]