Boys Need Us to Help Free Them from the Tyranny of Gender Norms, Too

Originally posted on QZ.com.

When we talk about gender rights or gender equality, we invariably focus on girls and women. And that makes sense. It’s the female sex that for too long had been held back, denied even the most basic rights and opportunities, and constricted within a far smaller sphere than historically has been available to boys and men.

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4 Top Lessons Learned from Cannes Lions 2017

Recovering from jetlag post-Cannes Lions festival is a lot easier when you have a few awards to show for it. This year, Havas took 41 Lions and countless insights home from the seven-day festival. In the weeks since I returned to the states, there are four takeaways in particular that keep coming back to inspire me.

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From Brainerd to Brexit: Local Just Got Real

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

A few weeks ago, most people probably hadn’t heard of Michigan’s Macomb County, the small cluster of suburbs outside Detroit, much less considered that it could determine the fate of the world. Continue Reading →