Monthly Archives: May 2020

nominate Gen Z girl climate activists for my book

I’d like to Skype interview you for a book-in-progress about girl and young women climate activists, with  follow-up interviews over time. We would both edit the transcript to morph it into a book chapter. Interviews with other youth activists are on my YouTube channel


I’m the author of these pertinent books:

Calm: How to Thrive in Challenging Times

Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution (Equality Press) Vol. 1 Global Issues, Vol. 2 Regional Activism

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Prevent Burnout (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Equality Press)

Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemaking (Equality Press)

Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality


How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)


My background is I developed/chaired the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Chico. I also do intuitive energy work, dance, garden, travel.


Please let me know when are good times for you to Skype with me. I’m in California.


These are beginning questions:

*Where and when were you born? Birth order?

*3 words to describe you

*what values did you learn from your family? That is, what is important to your parents?

*how did you learn about the climate change disaster?

*when and why did you decide to take a leadership role? Previous experience?

*how do you cope with backlash, unfair criticism, harassment from deniers?

*what do you personally do to help the environment?

*what does feminism mean to you?

*why do you think most of the recent young climate change leaders are female?

*what tactics do you find most useful in being a changemaker? My book “Resist: Goals and Tactics for Changemakers” found burnout and purity issues are problematic.

*what works in organizing a group to take action and stick to it without splintering on dogma/purity or losing interest?

*what national groups do you work with?

*are you an optimistic or pessimist about stopping global warming, etc.?

*what do you see yourself doing five years from now?

*anything else you’d like to add?

*what other girls should be in the book?



Many thanks, Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.


Trump’s developmental stage?

What child development stage has temper tantrums, is focused on self, does wishful thinking instead of analytical thinking, would rather see pictures than words, just wants to play games and watch TV, lacks impulse control, calls people names like nasty and looser, short attention span, lies often, has a very limited vocabulary, repeats often, doesn’t often use complete sentences, doesn’t think ahead, is easily distracted, and thinks he’s charming?


I presented these traits to a child development professor who replied:

from a social/emotional development perspective, it sounds a bit like a child in the 3-5 age range. Issues with autonomy and initiative  and self control. Egocentricity  is a common problem and therefore has poor recognition of impact on others. Telling lies is common in people trying to protect there own self-concept (think bragging in older people). This child will be very difficult to raise and will require an understanding adult  caregiver.
This article looks at Trump as an antisocial narcissist”