Where do you begin telling someone their world is not the only one?

There is a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against women.

My activism has to do with my conscience; I cannot let certain things slide without doing something. My public speaking is part of an art form that is cultural.

I think the arts has great potential to create citizens. Citizenship is about the direction your imagination travels. We can’t plan or calculate or examine citizenship; it’s an imagined thing. Community is an imagined thing. And if your imagination isn’t working – and, of course, in oppressed people that’s the first thing that goes – you can’t imagine anything that’s better. Once you can imagine something different, something better, then you’re on your way.