GDI

I’m a suburban girl, like millions across the land. My early childhood was spent in various (mostly western) suburbs of Chicago. My years were splintered into stints of various town/home/school combos, where we landed for a period of time due to the latest parental job. I don’t remember much about these years in the ‘burbs, but they were formidable enough to make their mark. Somehow, at...Read More

The Woman We Need Most

She has a power and grace that is loved and appreciated in some form by everyone which is particularly remarkable because she doesn’t communicate verbally. She doesn’t speak. Most don't seem to think it’s necessary to hear from her. They're content — even happy — that she won’t engage in a conversation. There are those, after all, who think that women should be seen not heard,...Read More

Don’t Walk, Run.

While sitting on stage in front of a room of fired-up women at the United State of Women Galvanize Conference in Chicago on July 15, 2017, Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson had one word of advice: “RUN.” The suggestion, or instruction (depending upon your interpretation), was echoed by a number of speakers throughout the day, and leaders including Dick Durbin and Valerie Jarrett encouraged women to run...Read More