Screwnomics is an exciting collaboration with author Rickey Gard Diamond, Vermont Woman’s founding editor and a contributing editor today. It is there that Rickey and I launched Screwnomics cartoons in 2014. It is also where Rickey wrote a series of six articles called An Economy of Our Own, which in 2012 won a National Newspaper Award. Eventually a book was born: Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Change. Screwnomics features over 40 cartoons; it won the 2019 Independent Publishers (IPPY) Silver Award for Best Women’s Issue Book.
What began as a series of articles evolved into a cartoon feature, then an award-winning book and now into a non-profit organization – An Economy of Our Own – dedicated to this principle: that, united, women can educate and empower us all in new ways of thinking about living on our planet, creating interconnected exchanges that wage life—not war. I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board.