new kickoff series : "that's [not] all she wrote..."

the rak has been gathering cobwebs the past couple of months due to the frustrating and time-consuming process of compiling and formatting a book that does justice to the pages and lives of those who have contributed.

but i'm getting my engine started again (and as with all idle engines) it's been sputtering a bit and i appreciate your patience, but the old girl is in fact hitting the road once again.

i would like to start this second session of page collecting to operate around certain themes and series - starting with "that's [not] all she wrote...": a featured selection of some compassionate and badass women i know and admire that will last through october.

we will be starting off this week in cincinnati, ohio with elese daniel - poet, polo player and practicioner of the good.

the line-up includes (but is not limited to):

nicolassa galvez : long beach, ca : community art organizer

madeline northway : chicago, il : photographer, traveler, writer

khan hoang : long beach, ca : nurse and pop-up dinner chef extraordinaire

sarah chae : hong kong : traveler, wife, goodness explorer

jena nixon : chicago, il : dj and expert social commentator

michelle hoffman : portsmouth, oh : med school student, writer

jasmine sabrina young : new york, new york : fashion expert and advocate

koheun lee : nairobi, kenya : design thinker

maya trujillo : chicago, il : urban explorer, aerialist, admirer of the deceased

....and more lovely and badass women.

stay tuned folks...not just for these pages, but for the impact these ladies will continue to have on the world around them.