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January News – sing the praises of the culture

 Hello Good People! Well, I had it in mind to send you all some writing I have been doing on scarcity and abundance. But when I heard the news today about the mass shooting in Arizona - which involved the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the death of at least 5 people (including a 9…
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December News: What is Holy

Hello Good People!!Is anyone else feeling anxious? I've noticed a certain distraction in myself lately, undoubtedly related to the fact that I spent over half of the month of November traveling far from home. When I sit down to spend quality time with my children, I immediately begin feeling anxiety: that I am not getting…
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November News: The Thin Time

 Hello Good People! This edition of my newsletter has so much content that I will keep my deep thoughts relatively short. I do want to share, however, that I have been so energized by vulnerability in the last few weeks. Either I forgot that vulnerability could be so inspiring, or I never thought of it in…
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October Newsletter – Unbending Will

Hello Good People!A dear friend of mine recently sent me a piece of writing in which she related her commitment to vegetarianism to her commitment to combating white supremacy. She said that her commitment to not eat meat involves deciding to not consume meat in many situations where it would be easier and more convenient…
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September Newsletter – In The Collision

 Hello Good People!The transition to our new life here in the great MN continues. We've spent the month of August swimming in the lake, harvesting incredible produce from the garden, and putting food up for the winter. In the last few weeks I have canned Yellow Tomato Jam, Corn Chowder, and many jars of Arabiatta…
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August Newsletter – IamArriving

 Hello Good People! My apologies for the hiatus - I gave birth to my daughter Siobhan Eloise Brown Conway on June 1st, 2010 and life since then has been, well, different! Siobhan was born at home, and I was attended in my labor by an extraordinary team that included my midwife, Marcy Tardio, my doula, Samara…
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May Newsletter

 Hello Good People! As many of you already know, I am expecting my second child this month (woooo)! It is extremely timely, then, that the fight to save Home Birth in New York City is currently gaining a great deal of momentum, with a current crisis in access to care that has been brought on by…
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April Newsletter

 Hello Good People! As many of you already know, I serve as a member of the Board of Directors of smartMeme, an amazing group that provides training and develops story-based strategy with social justice organizations across the country. I am so excited to announce that smartMeme is publishing its first book this week, entitled Re:Imagining Change, and we are throwing…
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March Newsletter

 Hello Good People! I just got back from a fantastic conference organized by the Food Security Roundtable (check 'em out at www.foodpower.org), where I spent the weekend co-facilitating workshops on Dismantling Racism in the Food System and strategizing with farmers and fellow organizers on how to build alternative systems for accessing food that enlivens us (instead…
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February Newsletter

 Hello Good People!I am excited to announce that starting last month, I have the privilege of working with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). The NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities. It is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for…
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