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"Darcy...”

“Yeah, Mom?”

I momentarily held the undivided attention of my teenage daughter. Her thumbs, free of their ubiquitous texting keypad, quietly dangled by her side. Her computer and its...

Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), offers the opening keynote of the 2014 Women & Power Conference, Women/Men: What's Next. She speaks about the myths and...

Till the Ground for Healing

Elizabeth Lesser opened the 2014 Women & Power Conference and spoke to us about myths and stereotypes about women and men that hurt everybody—women, men, families, and...

Eight months shy of a hundred. And still

filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother

is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs

and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.
Her 63-year-old hunch is...

Everything inside of you was floodlit, infinite
as daybreak. You were boisterous and bold,
sensitive and soft, arms open to anything

that would hold you. You were a cascade
of offerings. A toothy, overbite smile
that,...

What does it mean to be a man or woman today?  What will it mean in the future? How can we grow out of old roles that stifle us? How can we move from a culture of violence to a culture of care? How can we transcend what we have now to a world in...

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