In first person


While my world is full of simultaneously unfolding things, lately I’ve been exploring virtual and augmented reality for journalism and storytelling.

I am the compiler/curator of the 50 Women anthology series – a two book collection of stories exploring the human condition in the context of major world events and global issues told by 50 women from 30 countries. In March 2017 at the United Nations I welcomed my third title into the world, Stories from Girls and Women of Mogadishu chronicling post civil war experiences of women and girls representing various sectors of society in Mogadishu, Somalia. The project was a two year effort with CISP- Somalia and the British Embassy of Mogadishu assisted.

Speaking at Commonwealth Club of California Nov. 29, 2016

I was named Journalist of the Month in May 2015 by International Journalists’ Network and a senior editor of Women News Network in July 2015.

Since March 2012 I’ve been selected as an NGO delegate to the United Nations via UN Women. I’m also on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco based NGO, Women’s Intercultural Network . We are consultative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Speaking on a panel about global media funding initiatives at United Nations, March 2016