‘Put down your bucket where you are’ was Howard Zinn’s prescription for social change.
My small red bucket is here on my boat. And my boat life fulfils the distilled advice given by a friend, “choose happiness.” Sausalito must be one of the most joyful places I’ve ever lived.
Floaty boat living is also a great place for contemplation. Especially when working for an organization like Global Fund for Women, with its commitment to women’s human rights globally.
Recently I was in Lima, Peru for a gathering of our grantee partners – women’s human rights defenders and activists working in Latin American countries. Here, women’s rights activists shared their struggles for rights in every inter-connected form – land, education, work, sexual and reproductive health and rights, freedom from violence, and the need to address increasing militarization, and to fight for hard won gains in the face of sustained conservative backlash.
My Book Launch...
Book launch in San Francisco Public Library
Photo courtesy of the wonderful Ariel and Sam of Bowerbird Photography