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UN World Humanitarian Day 2020 #RealLifeHeroes

This is not a story… #RealLifeHeroes | World Humanitarian Day 2020 What do you call a person who runs towards danger to save others? Who is undaunted by disease, famine, drought, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, locusts, conflict zones—and now the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you call that person a hero?We would, too. World Humanitarian Day is held every year … Continued

Sufferin’ ’til Suffrage! Let’s VOTE!

Thank you 19th Amendment The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. REGISTER TO VOTE! CLICK HERE Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women … Continued

Remembering Leo Frank’s Lynching

By Rabbi Josh Knobel, Stephen Wise Temple For those of us keeping count, today marks the 105th anniversary of Leo Frank’s lynching in Atlanta. A 31-year-old New York Jew turned manager of an Atlanta pencil factory, he had spent two years in prison for the murder of Mary Phagan, a twelve-year old employee of the … Continued

Finding Ways to Be More Human with Jen Pastiloff

Thank you THRIVE GLOBAL for publishing my article about Jen Pastiloff’s book: On Being Human. Jennifer Pastiloff’s book, On Being Human, resonated with me so much that I could hear parts of it repeating in my head. At one point, she recounts her mother saying to her, “If you keep doing what Jenny Jen P … Continued

Brec Bassinger is Stargirl! The Newest & Youngest SUPERHERO!

Thank you to Ms. Magazine and Roxy Szal for publishing my article about Brec Bassinger, “Lessons from the Newest, Youngest Woman Superhero: “Stargirl” Out of 34,476 DC and Marvel comic book characters, women make up just 26.7 percent of all characters. And a shockingly low 12 percent of mainstream superhero comics have female leads. The women that do get to grace … Continued

5 Reasons To Be Hopeful during COVID

Thank you to Yitzi Weiner and Dr. William Seeds for interviewing me for Authority Magazine: “Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel; 5 Reasons To Be Hopeful During This Corona Crisis When I was teaching, I told my students if they had to choose between being smart or kind, it was more important to … Continued

Thank you Center for Cultural Innovation Visual Artists Grant

Thank you to the Center for Cultural Innovation for a Los Angeles County Visual Artists grant. Watch my YouTube videos with over 1,200,000 views and see me on KTLA TV talking travel. Learn more about my ceramic art on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Four hundred artists and 80 arts organizations received $2.7 million in total … Continued

Who is a Top 10 Travel Influencer of 2020?

Thank you to Afluencer for including me in their 10 Top Travel Influencers of 2020 Lisa Niver – @wesaidgotravel Instagram Followers:  25.2k Instagram Engagement Rate:  0.34% From the USA, Lisa Niver is an impressive award-winning travel expert and writer that has explored 101 countries and 6 continents. One of her recent accomplishments was her nomination … Continued

Make Good Trouble: In honor of John Lewis

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero who spent his life fighting for voting rights and racial justice. He fought alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement and helped get the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965. However, our democracy is now under attack. Since … Continued

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