If we weren’t in the middle of a crisis I would write my own witty copy for this, but between trying to help with the pandemic response in different ways, pointing out where and why the response isn’t working, and living through the pandemic, there is no longer enough time in my days for wittyContinue reading “Want to hear more on why the $2T CARES act rollout was a mess?”
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DC Book Event!
We’ll be Solid State Books on June 28th, discussing THE AMBITION DECISIONS with Rebecca Rosen, Senior Editor at The Atlantic (who edited the original Ambition Interviews series). Read more about the event >>
ParentMap is running a series on how women think about ambition, inspired by The Ambition Decisions. For their first piece, they interviewed me on ambition, writing, parenting, and my ground-breaking decision not to send back the MANDATORY school communications survey this year. Read the whole interview>>
We Got Galleys!
THIS is how happy Liz and I were to see our galleys last week. If you know me you know I’m not much of a smiler, but even I couldn’t contain my excitement at seeing the physical manifestation all of those weekend writing sessions, late-night interviews, and over three years of work. I’m so thrilledContinue reading “We Got Galleys!”
The Ambition Interviews
I’m so pleased to announce that The Ambition Interviews, a seven-essay series on women, work and ambition is live on The Atlantic. This was a labor of love, undertaken with my college friend and fellow writer Elizabeth Wallace. It took us two years and countless smoothies, coffees and hours to interview nearly 40 extremely busyContinue reading “The Ambition Interviews”
New Stuff in the Works
Just a note to say that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. I’ve been working on some longer pieces, which will be out shortly… stay tuned!
Yes, I’m the Person Who Wrote The Hillary Article
Last week I published an essay in Salon on how I’d come around to casting my vote for Hillary Clinton because in her journey I recognized my own. I’ve had pieces go viral before, but nothing like this. My best friend from third grade emailed to say she’d seen the piece. People started emailing myContinue reading “Yes, I’m the Person Who Wrote The Hillary Article”
What It’s Like to Be Legally Blind Around the World
For a recent article for GOOD’s Project Literacy section, I got the chance to speak with people around the world who are working to help educate visually impaired kids. As the mother of a child who is visually impaired, I don’t think I’ve ever felt as grateful to live in the United States as I did afterContinue reading “What It’s Like to Be Legally Blind Around the World”
“The Edge of Normal” Featured on Longreads
A few weeks ago Longreads picked up my story on the lack of women in chess, which led to the article appearing in the New York Times Now app. Since this was my first foray into combining personal essay with heavy reporting, this was pretty exciting. So I was thrilled when they also ran anContinue reading ““The Edge of Normal” Featured on Longreads”
Behind “Twice Exceptional”
Today The Big Roundtable published Twice Exceptional, my magnum opus (sort of) about my battle to get accommodations for my legally blind daughter on the New York City gifted test. When my daughter was first diagnosed I spoke with other parents of kids with the same condition, and everyone said that the big problem would comeContinue reading “Behind “Twice Exceptional””