Geena Davis on Gender Equality!

I have the pleasure of knowing Geena Davis and if I still were living in the New York area, I would have been meeting with her during her recent visit to promote gender equality in the media. (That said, Park City is beautiful!!) CNN reported on her visit. ( click here to read and watch) I would like to thank Geena for her incredible work. What we see on television and in movies matters. Her report on the gender balance in G rated movies and how it may affect our children’s development is worth paying attention to. We live in a world that is half women, and half men, and we should seek for that balance in representation in media, in politics, in business and beyond. Of course that goal is not realistic in many contexts, but it the mindfulness of the need for it that will create change. Thanks again Geena for all you do!
Geena Davis Institute for Gender Media works with entertainment creators and companies, educates the next generation of content-creators, and informs the public about the need to increase the number of girls and women in media aimed at kids and to reduce stereotyping of both males and females.

Goodbye New Canaan! Hello, Utah!

It has been quite a week. A moving week. For all those people that have horror stories about their moving experiences, well, I have one to add to that list. Let’s just say the loading of the truck did not go well and it was not a week where I slept very much. The good news is that the truck is on it’s way, my husband and son have battled through the crazy weather to cross the country by car with our dog Sunnie, and I leave with my daughter to our new home tomorrow. I am too exhausted emotionally and physically to write anything worth reading but I just wanted to log this entry as it will by last one from the town I have lived in for the past 10 years. I have learned so much in this process and am looking forward to writing about it.

More from the mountains after we get settled. Wishing everyone a fabulous start to summer 2010.