Doing Good: MindUp Project

Doing good in the world feels good!  After meeting Goldie Hawn via Twitter (see Touched by Twitter Stardust for more) I decided I want to help a little with sharing twhat she's doing right now via The Hawn Foundation. There's a bargain in it for you if you can make this event in NYC. I make no money off of it. I'm just here to put out a little more good in the world!...more

Women's Earth Alliance: Co-Directors Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond

"To us, it's really about collaboration. It simply doesn't work to stay in your silo, and to grab hold of your mission statement and work alone. ...more

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away (Sunday, May 9th). Do you know what you're going to give your mom? Gifts of time, and homemade gifts are probably some of the best gifts you can give your mom, but sometimes you live too far away to get together, or don't have time to make something special. ...more

We Went, We Saw, We Did


If you read one blog post of mine, make it this one

[Cross-posted at] Funders expect the nonprofits they support to demonstrate impact, prove their effectiveness, all of which makes perfect sense.  Even when charities push back, donors still want to know that their dollars are going as far as possible to solve social problems.  But. ...more

Brigid Slipka

Girls Investigate from Face to Facebook

Last November, the Women’s Media Center (WMC) and Girls Learn International, Inc. (GLI) launched a video series called Girls Investigate where teen girls explore media issues. A few days ago, they released the second video & commentary of the series, Nadia Tareen’s Girls Investigate: From Face to Facebook. ...more

I'm very active in Social media, and I'm assuming that it will only grow and become more ...more

Help heal the seas--starting with your own plate

I was inspired to write this post on sustainable seafood for an Asian audience for a couple of reasons. One, the environmental movement, in my experience, is not very diverse. And, awareness of the ocean's troubles is much higher among Caucasians. But the eating of some of the ocean's most threatened species is happening in Chinatown. But I think all of these solutions can be applied to everyone. Hope you agree!...more

I just can't eat seafood at all anymore, well except for wild salmon every once in a while. ...more

Violence Against Women and Social Assessment of Haitian Camps

While I lay in a tent in FIRE's camp in Haiti I remember one of the first popular songs that changed social consciousness regarding violence against women, at a time when the subject was a well-known secret and there was no political, social and cultural acknowledgment of violence against women as a violation of the human rights of women. ...more

Emotional abuse also includes conflicting actions or statements which are designed to confuse ...more