Hope’s Edge

Originally published in Earth Island Journal Nearly two decades ago, I stood on a train platform in the city of Bhatinda in the north Indian state of Punjab at sunrise. Flies buzzed. Young men dozed nearby with legs curled up for warmth. Next to me stood Afsar Jafri, an organic farming advocate who had been […]

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Recently interviewed on Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

This October has been a busy month! Leading up to the James Beard Leadership Award ceremony in NYC, I spoke with Lauren Schiller on Inflection Point. Every episode features conversations that share the stories and insights of the women who are shaping our future. For more great interviews visit InflectionPointRadio.org Original post by Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller […]

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappé

My mom, Francis Moore Lappé and I were recently invited to speak with Allison Aubrey on NPR’s Morning Edition series Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference.  The conversation was hopeful after looking back on the progress of a lifetime of shared work however, we both agree  a lot remains to be done. We hope you enjoy listening […]

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Vandana Shiva

Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch… Hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency… Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the Earth’s treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal.

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised… Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.”

[Rebecca Solnit]