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Metamorphosis of the ‘Day by Day Girl’

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Writing | 4 comments

I came across a compelling letter written by Norm Phelps to his fellow Unitarian-Universalists (UU) regarding their long history of being in the vanguard of social progress (see link below). Phelps scolds the leaders of UU for having lost the spirit of “moving the boundaries” of compassion forward to include animals. He points to the religious liberal community’s support of abolition, civil rights, feminism, immigrant rights and LGBTQ rights, but now sees that fight for social justice frozen in time. The letter prompted regret that I was not aware of the plight of animals in my early days as an actress. As the vocalist on the iconic song “Day by Day” from the musical Godspell (original cast album and film cast album), I had a “platform,” of sorts. I was certainly no rock star when I performed in the show,...

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Activists Without Borders

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

Getting to know fellow animal activists in Italy.

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Kids Changing the World

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

Young animal activists face the challenge of being “different” at a time when peer pressure is most acute. They should be applauded for bravely speaking out.

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Bring Back the Hero Dog

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Writing | 0 comments

Fictional animal rights investigator Jude Brannock is rarely without her dog Finn. A retro hero, The Chain tells of how she rescued him from a puppy mill.

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