Author: Barbara

The Forty-Year-Old Version

I watched this comedy on Netflix. Writer, director and star Radha Blank won the top directing prize at Sundance for her film. The headline from a Guardian Review (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/11/the-40-year-old-version-review-radha-blank-sundance) calls the film “razor-sharp satire.” The reviewer goes on to report that, “It’s a sharply observed comment on the ways women of colour are encouraged to

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Upaya Zen Center

I was introduced to the Upaya Zen Center on this blog. I have been inspired by many of their offerings. Natalie Goldberg has been a favorite author of mine for years. I thought this program, Sit, Walk, Write sounded like it might be of interest to some of you. Here are a few words from

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Theater of War

Some of us have attended productions hosted by this group. I find it a very powerful way to frame important issues using the arts. Here’s a link to find out more, and, if interested, sign up for this upcoming performance/discussion: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-of-war-for-frontline-medical-providers-msf-tickets-120424692497. Tickets are free. Theater of War Frontline MSFOctober 7, 20201pm-3pm (EDT) This event is

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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

I was introduced to this book during an OnBeing interview with the author. The interview was very thought provoking and motivated me to read White Fragility. DiAngelo writes for a White audience. She is an experienced diversity workshop facilitator, and she and her colleagues work primarily with corporations and educational institutions. White Fragility is a

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Little Gods by Meng Jin

Here’s another book I learned about on this blog and just finished reading.  It is a complicated story that struggles with identity in terms of class, culture, education, gender, historical context and family.  It also explores the importance of the lens(es) one uses to reflect upon one’s experience.  The mother/daughter relationship is especially central to

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