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Girl Rising (PG-13): An Impetus for Social Entrepreneurship

Last week my students in 7th and 8th grade Girls’ Leadership Club hosted their second annual movie night, raising awareness surrounding modern women’s issues around the globe with their presentation of Girl Rising. I am always so proud of these girls, whether they’re hosting a summer children’s camp in rural Costa Rica or spending their Friday night […]

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Treasure Island flea: the heart and soul of San Francisco

Thinking back on my travels throughout many countries, the marketplace stands out in my mind as the most robust source of cultural information- Guatemala has Chichicastenango, Mexico City has Bazaar Sábado, Cape Town has Green Market Square, and here in San Francisco, we have Treasure Island flea. If we define culture as the food, dress, […]

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Women Jeweler Entrepreneurs

Ever since moving to San Francisco last August and attending the Treasure Island flea market the last weekend of each month, I have felt inspired by the women I meet there who make and sell their own jewelry. I love to see when a 21st-century woman is in charge of her own business, designing her […]

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Adam’s Grub Truck at Treasure Island flea market

I am obsessed with San Francisco food trucks. Recently on separate occasions I have eaten falafel, tacos and fresh baked organic cookies from various food trucks in San Francisco, and naturally I dragged Shane and his family along for a food truck extravaganza. Aunt Annie and Uncle Wally were visiting from the East Coast on […]

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Best SF Bay Area flea market: Treasure Island flea market

I think Treasure Island flea market is one of the prettiest places in the Bay Area. From SF, you hop on the Bay Bridge at take the left exit in the middle of the bridge down to Treasure Island, and the flea market is right there! You see this enormous statue when you arrive. I […]

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