April - May 2017
We’ve Got Some Big News!
I just received news of Carol Norberg’s passing. Carol was an early major contributor to BEAUTY BITES BEAST. I met her through the National Women’s History Project for which we were both serving as Goodwill Ambassadors. She was a believer in putting her money where her mouth is, and committed to the well-being of all people, with an emphasis on women and girls.READ MORE
February - March 2017
You Won’t Believe What Happened in Pakistan
"We're going to Pakistan to screen Beauty Bites Beast!" I told my sister. There was silence and then she replied, "Aren't you nervous about going there?" I said, "I suppose Pakistanis would be nervous coming here, too. So yes... but I'm more nervous about making a fool of myself, which I often do!"My attempt at levity was an attempt at deflecting a serious concern. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. State Department issued an advisory — still in effect — for people traveling to Pakistan which starts with this phrase: "The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan." Now what?READ MORE