What Do You Need to Know?

Sarah Judd Welch, a friend and colleague, reminded me I’ve not been writing much on my blog for the last few months and shouldn’t I be? I wrote her back to say that, actually, I have no spare energy to write. The last 20 weeks I’ve been all consumed with a bathroom remodel project and  More

What Will Happen To Your Job?

Most jobs today are scoped in such a way they’ll be easily replaced by artificial intelligence. I remember being slightly nauseous when I learned that 60% of US jobs and 80% of global jobs require zero decision-making, judgment, or creativity. Zero. It’s shocking to think of. But then look at an everyday experience of interacting  More

Have You Done Your Part?

When I walked up to the registration desk, the people there seemed, I don’t know… almost disappointed to see my check-in. Not long after, I was standing next to the 3×4’ sign with my face on it as the closing keynote speaker when I heard a conference attendee say, “I don’t know her; I’m going to go  More

In ShondaLand: Seek Life Elsewhere

When I was writing this essay just published by the media mogul platform that is Shondaland, I kept replaying a particular movie scene in my head. One of my favorite movies is GI Jane. It’s a story of the first woman to become a Navy Seal. And, so, overcoming deep sexism. At one point the  More

Identity is a Fluid Social Construct

It wasn’t until I lived in Paris that I realized I wasn’t brown. Or, a woman. I’ve lived in America most of my life, since I was 4.5 years old. There, I am always brown. I am brown, for example, when I walk into most shops, from a Banana Republic all the way to Neiman’s. Nearly  More