In 2018, when the worst wildfires in the history of California raged just north of my home, it fueled my urgency to do something.

That's why my focus has turned to amplifying the stories of girls and women who are on the front lines to reverse the damage we've done.

Writing about the 4 teen eco-activists hustling to save the planet — and the moms who make their work possible for The Washington Post planted the seed for GIRL WARRIORS: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth, out on April 6, 2021 (Chicago Review Press).