Christine: Fiction: Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan. Dark and mystical is not generally my cup of tea, but Kurniawan’s wry sense of humor made this an enjoyable (if at times too violent to love) dip into Indonesian folklore and literature. Before that, How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry. Beautiful and gentle; the perfect read after A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, which was also beautiful but felt like repeated punches to the gut. Nonfiction: The Business of Changing the World by my friend Raj Kumar about the global aid industry.
Eva: The Hate Race (Hachette Australia 2016) by Maxine Beneba Clarke. A memoir that is both deeply personal and universally resonant in a time when more people should be talking about how racism and hate are shaping individuals and communities.
Boundless, a community “for the creative and curious rebels who want to reimagine their relationship with work & life” created by Paul Millerd. (Stay tuned for a blog post including Paul.)
Change Starts With You, an online practicum for women created by Dorian Baroni, a former BP colleague of Christine’s who is now an executive coach and organizational advisor. (Both Eva and Christine are signed up for Spring 2019.)
The OpEd Project, a social enterprise whose mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. (Christine used to serve on the advisory board, and is a zealous advocate.)
The Work, Play, Love podcast with Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas, two professional athletes, parents, and entrepreneurs from Eva’s second hometown, Bend, Oregon. (Stay tuned on the blog for a profile of Thomas.)
BKindred, an organization helping people and organizations prepare for the future by putting humans first. (Stay tuned on the blog for a conversation with founder Penny Locaso.)
One Roof Women, a Melbourne, Australia, coworking space that seeks to provide everything professional women need all under one roof. (Stay tuned for a profile of One Roof Founder Sheree Rubinstein on our blog.)
Outdoor Afro, a U.S.-based organization that helps connect African-Americans to nature and increases the representation of black people in outdoor activities. (Stay tuned on our blog for a profile of Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp.)