From Page Turner: “SH: Well, if you’re working on a book, the book poses a bunch of questions. Maybe it’s (in the case of my second book, Ticknor) “What were the early birth control pioneers like?” or “What was Florence Nightingale all about?” Most of your curiosities don’t even make it into the book, but you… Continue reading Sheila Heti on Writing Outside of the Academy
By graduate student Sumayya Kassamali, from a conference marking a decade since Said’s passing: “But the academy is not what it was. It is hard to find a humanities professor with so much style; whose writings have so deeply altered ways of thinking that, even if in disagreement, they are impossible to ignore; and whose… Continue reading On Edward Said and “the utopia known as the American university”
Tomorrow I’m giving a talk to fifteen Princeton students on a tour of social entrepreneurship in New York City, which was organized by the New York Women Social Entrepreneurs group. I’m on a panel about media, tech, and other topics. To collect my thoughts, I’ll outline my presentation here. I. INTEGRATION: My person vision is… Continue reading Integration and Social Enterprise: A Talk for NYWSE #PSEItrip
I’m writing this in the bathtub after a very long day. Why not write in the tub? Steam is rising around the sides of the laptop; it’s romantic. Maybe afterward my laptop and I will have a light supper with roses on the table, then we’ll read Walt Whitman in bed. I’ve been thinking about… Continue reading Bathtub Theory
So, after spending a bunch of money over the holidays on (a) gifts, food, and booze; (b) MFA applications; and (c) a yoga teacher training, and simultaneously having far less income because freelancers don’t get paid during the holidays when there’s less work, I thought it would be a great idea to go shopping at the Strand.… Continue reading Love this: clip-on book lamp
Check out the second issue of Rubina Magazine, where I edit and write articles about social enterprise, women’s empowerment, artisan work, and economic development. In this issue, we have a dispatch from the recent Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, a memoir about visiting a school in the wake of the destructive Hurricane Alla, an interview with… Continue reading Rubina Magazine Issue #2 is Out!
This summer, I decided to experiment with online publishing. I curated a selection of my interviews, essays, and articles on social entrepreneurship and social change that were originally written for Dowser.org, added an introductory essay (with help from a very astute editor), and made the thing into an e-book. Instead of going with the big… Continue reading My e-book: “Social Entrepreneurs Speak”