Wisdom work is the term I coined to describe how I synthesize my life’s study and work in different disciplines and devote it to listening to, advising and guiding organizations, groups and individuals. I provide big-picture perspective and practical tools. I listen mindfully and ask keen questions that widen the lens and hone in on point. I recommend steps, then guide us through them. I access my diverse resources and networks. And I do it all with care and joy.
My wisdom domains include: publishing and literature – children’s, educational, literary, translated, bilingual, Middle East; social impact film and media; justice and liberation advocacy; and politically conscious mindfulness. My wisdom work fees are negotiated per project and are equity based. For inquiries, please contact me!
My current and recent wisdom gigs (read through, there are a few!):
~ Western Center on Law & Poverty: Mindfulness and meditation guide, holding weekly sessions for staff members of this legal advocacy organization fighting poverty in California (Learn more about my mindfulness guiding work here).
~ Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBPC), University of Reading, England: In December, I introduced a seminar on translated children’s literature organized by the CBPC, in partnership with Outside In World, an organization that I advise (See below).
~ Habitat International Coalition Housing & Land Rights Network global and Middle East/North Africa: Editorial and design consultant for redesigning the websites, new versions forthcoming, of these two UN-related NGOs based in Cairo, Egypt.
~ Reimagining Palestine by Virginia Tilley, forthcoming 2021, I.B. Tauris: Editorial adviser to the author of this major book, a follow-up to her 2005 title The One-State Solution, for which I was also an adviser.
~ Outside In World (OIW): Trustee and adviser to this Britain-based organization that promotes children’s literature in translation. “Patricia brings tremendous knowledge and provides incredible support, including hands-on help.” ~ OIW Cofounder/Manager Deborah Hallford
~ Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA): Board member and awards Jury member for this organization that advances social impact media worldwide.
~ Vision Paradox and Antics Performance: Adviser to these two young media organizations for their I Vote Because… video series for Rock the Vote; the series uses dance as a platform to encourage young people to vote.