I have been an activist since 1999 when I went to Seattle to protest the WTO. I have marched for Queer rights, against the invasion of Iraq and all wars. I am the founder of BREASTS NOT BOMBS a Peace Group using Topless strategy to define what is truly decent and the indecent policies of War and oppression. I was arrested in Sacramento in 2005 protesting the Governor's inhumane special election. We sued the CHP and WON!! I am also an author and actress who has created one woman shows including FAMILY SECRETS - OH MY GODDESS! - THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER ACTIVIST MOTHER - TAKING THE HIGH ROAD - I am also the founder of the 1st Cannabis Dispensary in the Village of Mendocino
I am a writer, herbalist, activist and mom from Chicago, IL. The child of a cop and a hippie public school teacher, my first sentence was, "Don't tell me what to do." A feminist from the time I was born, I was radicalized by the Riot Grrrl movement in the 90's. Living in the Bay Area and participating in the Occupy Movement in Oakland expanded my mind to the power of people in the streets. Collective Liberation is my main jam. Being a mom to my 18 month old toddler is the best thing to happen to me.
I am a former Goodie TwoShoes midwesterner whose life was radicalized by childhood sexual abuse in my family. I founded and now serve on the Board of IRIS - In Recognition of Incest Survivors (www.healingincest.org). We are just getting started, so I am thrilled to be in the company of such talented and experienced feminist activists! When not working to help reconnect childhood sexual abuse survivors with their lost human rights, I am the business manager and farm wife for our inter-generational family farm. We believe that healthy, local food is a human right and that local food sovereignty is a radical, feminist idea. We need clear minds and strong bodies to do this work!
Originally from Honolulu, HI, a long line of strong women taught me how to stand firmly on the Earth and to stand up for my rights. I'm a proud mother and wife, and now an honored tutu (grandmother). I am a pre-school teacher and community activist with a love of theater and a strong voice that I am not afraid to use. I am proud to use it to help other women to Rise!