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 advising and guiding organizations 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; social impact film and media; justice and liberation advocacy; and engaged mindfulness and meditation. 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: As a mindfulness and meditation guide, I hold weekly sessions for the staff 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 my role with with Outside In World (see below), I am a coorganizer with CBPC of a series of online seminars on translated children’s literature. I introduced the first seminar in the series.
~ Habitat International Coalition Housing & Land Rights Network global (HLRN) and Middle East/North Africa (HIC-MENA): I am the editorial and design consultant for the revised websites (new versions forthcoming) of HLRN and HIC-MENA, two UN-related NGOs based in Cairo, Egypt.
~ Reimagining Palestine by Virginia Tilley, forthcoming 2022, I.B. Tauris: I am an 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): I am a Trustee and long-time 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): I am a long-time board member and awards Jury member for this organization that advances social impact media and education worldwide.
~ Vision Paradox and Antics Performance: I advised 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.