As the author of two bestselling memoirs and a travel blog, I was lucky enough to spend years producing lighthearted stories about exploring the world. I've visited 60+ countries, often as a volunteer working with microenterprises, and my travel tips and adventure tales have appeared in Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and Lonely Planet.
But after the 2016 election, I realized that the most important collective conversation of our lives is taking place right now, and I want to be part of it. So I am cutting way back on my travel writing to work as a mobilizer and organizer for the American Resistance. I'm a storyteller, so doing my bit involves sharing inspiring accounts of ordinary women meeting the challenges of living in extraordinary times. I have spent the last 12 months interviewing activists and producing articles, videos, and now my book Women of the American Resistance: You Are the One We Have Been Waiting For.
I live part of each year in Seville, Spain, the home base from which I do my travel writing. I still post pieces on my travel blog, when I feel the need to reconnect with the more lighthearted aspects of life such as dive bars, luggage-free travel, and house guests who refuse to leave. As part of the expat community, I'm a founding member of American Resistance Sevilla organizing such activities as the #Virtual Tax March and Seville's Women's March 2018.
I love travel writing and hope some day the world calms down enough for me to get back to it on a full-time basis. In the meantime, I am comforted by the knowledge that I belong to a community of savvy women, doing work that truly matters, bringing stories of hope and tools for change to Resisters around the world.