For Marie Claire: A (Very) Personal Essay on Dating While Childfree

I’m thrilled this essay, about the years I dated in NYC as a childfree woman, found a home at Marie Claire.

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I’m the New Media Editor at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute!

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I’m happy to announce my new position at New Media Editor at The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute! (That’s a pic of me, on the right, with Marisa, the organization’s Community of Practice manager, on the left.)

I’ve been working with the organization for a couple of months to determine if it’s a good fit. I’ll be managing social media, writing, and editing for the innovative non-profit organization.

A bit about C2CPII:

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make things.

Our mission is to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy products for our world.

The Institute, using the Cradle to Cradle® framework, works with leaders from academia, the NGO environmental community, government and industry to establish a rating system for assessing and constant improvement of products based upon five categories:

1. Safe and appropriately sourced materials;
2. Material reutilization;
3. Renewable energy;
4. Clean water stewardship
5. Social fairness

I Have A Pair of (Organic Cotton) Pants Named After Me!


How fun is this? The Under the Canopy “Starre Pant” (named after yours truly) is available at Shop Ethica! I am superflattered, these pants look comfy and perfect for travel (two of my favorite things).

They are available in grey and blue.


  • Under the Canopy works only with sustainable organic fabrics free of GMOs, toxic pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers
  • Dyes used by Under the Canopy are low-impact and free of formaldehyde, chlorine bleaches and heavy metals
  • GOTS certification ensures that every step of the process in making UTC clothing–from farm to factory–is socially and environmentally responsible
  • Organic cotton uses less water than conventional cotton, with no risk of chemical run-off polluting nearby waterways