Friday, September 26, 2008

another rant about the NPIC

...guess who has a new job?

yes, once again, my life has changed drastically, but this time, I know it's only for a month.

What am I doing, you ask? ...This:
In other (my) words, I am driving a giant billboard across the country for a corporation that's masquerading as a non-profit. Or, for a non-profit that's even more entangled in the corporate world than usual, since apparently that's possible. Who knew? Ready for Exhibit A? We have a CEO. Exhibit B? We're in the middle of a "National Expansion Tour." That's right. Not movement building. Not outreach. Not organizing. Expansion.

That said, the organization does some pretty awesome workshops in schools. That seems to be a theme with org's that support education - - the educators are awesome, the workshops are great, and the rest of the organization is...well...doing more to maintain the status quo than they are to make the changes we claim to advocate.

Anyway, if you want to see my kinder, gentler blog go to htpp://
(What? I can be kind and gentle!)
I have to blog about our "Action Zones" as a part of my job....Our action zones are where we go to Sephora stores (You know, the people who sell expensive make-up?) and ask people what they want to change in the world for women and girls. So far "education" and "body image" are the most popular. Today, we're doing one in Beverly Hills. Seriously. Do those people want to change anything about the world? We will see...

Okay, okay, enough cynicism.
It's actually pretty exciting to see how people's answers change as we travel across the country...Texas, for example. What will that be like?

Guess we'll all just have to wait and see....