Becoming a Woman in the Colonies

In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a TED talk, Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.”  She followed the talk with the 2015 publication of her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.  Although the book was meant to inspire women’s self-belief and encourage them to take “a seat at the table,” it…

Tracing Eliza’s Steps

It’s almost impossible to pick up a magazine, scroll through social media, or watch TV without coming across something that Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing, singing, or rapping.  He’s encouraging us to vote– He’s writing for Disney, he’s tweeting, he’s on a NYC tour bus, he’s on the Tony’s, he’s doing “Wheel of Freestyle” on Fallon—he’s…

Finding Harry

Harry Berberian is beyond passionate about his work at Graham Windham, an organization entrusted with the care of New York City’s children. Despite sharing only a brief cell phone call with him a few weeks ago, I could not miss the undertone of kindness and compassion behind his words, reflecting attitudes that are ubiquitous throughout…