Talking about a radical women Desiree Farley!

About a year after I’d completed the New Leaders Council (NLC) fellowship, through our local branch of the national progressive training and development program, I met Desiree Farley at an NLC event at Cityline Grill. Of all the incredibly talented and giving people in the room she really stood out to me because frankly, she positively oozed a kind of poise and polish that isn’t always common in a younger women…

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Benita Law-Diao - A True Community Champion

I didn’t even know super hero’s existed in the real world when I met one of my sheroes, Benita Law-Diao. I’ll never forget how young I felt to be leading a community coalition that very first meeting she attended, back when I lived and breathed the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition (HHH). HHH was a coalition spearheaded through a partnership between a faith-based community health clinic, Koinonia, and UAlbany…

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Celebrating Incredible Women and Community Champions

Just another day in the amazing life that is Hannah’s, she (, just returned from the Dolomites of Italy where she was building land art with one of the foremost land artists of our time, Nick Neddo ( A couple of months before that she was in the far south of Mexico at the Zapatistas first massive all women’s gathering where thousands of female allies and advocates joined from all over the world… Yes, just another day in the life of this true female healer and leader I’m fortunate to call my friend.

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