Encourage young women to run for office

The typical woman who runs for office is over the age of 40.  Any earlier, and it seems too difficult to pencil in a campaign while new relationships, student loans and a wealth of opportunities beckon.  But starting later puts women at a disadvantage.  Men don’t shy away from running as early as 25, and […]

Rethinking street prostitution

It seems as if age-old stereotypes and beliefs cloud our collective judgment when it come to dealing with street prostitution. Media coverage triggers our curiosity, pity, or disdain but does little to encourage a common sense approach to address a common “problem” – street prostitution in Baltimore. Over the years, I have talked to thousands […]