Dear Ruth, I Jumped off the Pedestal Because of You…


Dear Justice Ginsburg, May I call you Ruth? I want to call you Ruth because I consider you a friend (especially now more than ever). I know you didn’t know me, and I know I could be one of the millions of women who are writing you a letter after your death, but you see, … Continue reading Dear Ruth, I Jumped off the Pedestal Because of You…

Book Review: Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox


“Our resistance gave us an identity. Our identity gave us strength. Our strength gave us an unbreakable will.” ― Albert Woodfox Solitary is Albert Woodfox’s heartbreaking memoir of the four decades he spent in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. After reading Woodfox’s heroic and sometimes excruciating account of how he was framed … Continue reading Book Review: Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox

November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Truly fascinating and unique, Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, is a detailed, engaging summary of the history of human beings. Harari demonstrates how humans are the only species willing and able to believe what only exists in the imagination such as money, human rights, religion, and states. He brilliantly weaves … Continue reading November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer


Did you know there is a very violent group called Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden”) in Nigeria kidnapping women and girls for the purpose of converting them to radical Islam? The Boko Haram refers to themselves as the “Group of People for Sunnah for the Preaching of Islam and Jihad.” Their goal is … Continue reading February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer

December Book Review: The Choice: Embracing the Possible by Edith Eva Eger


A stunning, powerful, beautifully-written memoir of her life as a Jewish child in Hungary, as a holocaust prisoner at Auschwitz, and the years of recovery thereafter, Edith Eva Eger’s, The Choice: Embrace the Possible, left me speechless. Through her incredible story, Eger shows us how to move from a victim, to a survivor, and then … Continue reading December Book Review: The Choice: Embracing the Possible by Edith Eva Eger