SANTA MONICA, Calif.
— I have been writing for a number of years about the issues facing women in the workplace, and how to be a feminist in the 21st century.
I am particularly passionate about the issue of climate change.
For me, it is not just about the future of the planet, but the future for women and children.
When I look at my own daughters, I see them as young girls who were raised by an environment that is toxic, a climate that has been damaged by decades of exploitation, and is rapidly changing.
They see climate change as an inevitable consequence of human-caused global warming.
I have learned a great deal about how to care about our planet and how we can make a difference in it.
I also have a profound empathy for the struggles of working women.
I remember how I was a single mom in the 1980s.
I had two young daughters.
They were in school and doing fine.
But when my husband and I moved out of my house in 1982, I found that I was in dire financial straits.
I began working full time for a local grocery store, a job that required me to clean, cook and take care of my two daughters.
One of my daughters, then 4 years old, had to learn how to use the restroom and was being punished for it.
When my daughter’s school was out of session, I was forced to babysit.
It was an ordeal.
For a time, I couldn’t afford to feed my kids.
I worked for two months on the grocery store job, and by the time I returned to school, my husband was still working and I was working part-time at the grocery shop, earning a little more than the minimum wage.
I was living on the streets, but I couldn