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; engaged mindfulness and meditation; social impact film and media; and justice and liberation advocacy. My wisdom work fees are negotiated per project and are equity based. For inquiries, please contact me.

My current and recent wisdom work:

~ Western Center on Law & Poverty:  As a mindfulness and meditation guide, I hold weekly sessions for the staff of this public interest law group that fights poverty and advocates for housing, healthcare and other rights for low income people in California. You can learn more about my mindfulness guiding work on my dedicated page. I am highlighting it here too, as I am growing this side of my work with more individual clients as well as groups, so I invite you to contact me.

~ 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,” says OIW Cofounder/Manager Deborah Hallford. The culmination of a two-year wisdom work advising project, the Outside In World Collection of Children’s Books in Translation was acquired by the University of Portsmouth, England. Please read about it on the OIW site here, the UoP Library site here, and on the WorldKidLit site here. We are currently organizing a series of academic and community events around the OIW Collection at UoP.

~ I am co-supervising a brilliant PhD student in translation studies at the University of Reading, England, as part of Outside In World’s partnership with the university, which is covered in this news notice and this one.

~ I introduced an awesome webinar on Read the World: Picture Books and Translation, an exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the third seminar in a series coorganized by Outside In World, the organization that I advise, and the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) at the University of Reading, England. I introduced the previous webinars in this series on translated literature and translation education for children. You can view all on the CBCP’s YouTube page. We are currently organizing our next webinars for autumn 2022.

~ I virtually visited the class at Amherst College that curated the Read the World exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum, to share my ideas. It was wonderful to meet the group and to support a new generation of translated literature advocates! If you would like to book me to visit your class, please contact me.

~ 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.

~ 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 through its educational platform SIMA Academy, as well as the awards.

~ Reimagining Palestine by Virginia Tilley, forthcoming 2022, I.B. Tauris: I gave editorial advice to the author of this major book, a follow-up to her 2005 title The One-State Solution, for which I also served as a reader.

~ 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.