What I’m Not Struggling With

Here are the things I’m struggling with right now: How to raise my two boys so they can honor a woman’s agency and intelligence, in spite of the fact that they didn’t see this modeled for the first 10 and 8 (respectively) years of their lives. How to...

Look at Each Other

There was a time when I thought I knew exactly how my life would turn out. I was married, I had the two kids, we had a decent home. We were saving for retirement and for the boys’ college, not spending too much, but not in want either. It seemed like a...

You’re Allowed to Care

When I was a kid, I cared about everything. I was called “crybaby” by my peers and told to grow up. When was a journalist I cared about the people I met. I was told to be “impartial.” (What the hell anyway? Seeing someone oppressed or hurting...

Important

Why take portraits? From the very beginning of portraiture — one could argue from the very beginning of art itself — we have created portraits because things were important to us. Since cave man days, these things that were important to us have been...

What I’m Passionate About (and Why)

I am not just a photographer. I am not even primarily a photographer. A few years ago someone introduced me by saying, “She really cares about people.” Despite the fact that this person disagrees with me politically and stealth un-friended me on Facebook,...