Most Maasai women are victims of genital mutilation.

Woman in Yellow

Maasai Market

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro:
Women of Courage

Village Woman

"In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro: Women of Courage" is a proposed full-length documentary in the production stage. It focuses on the achievements of four extraordinary Tanzanian women who have taken a proactive approach in an extremely impoverished region.

They are founders and directors of: a preschool/​after-school center, a women's business empowerment group, an AIDS/​HIV hospice and orphanage, and an organization for the prevention of female genital mutilation.

Selected Work

Novel/Historical Fiction
A novel inspired by a true story of survival. "A work of power and poignancy..." -- Michael Berenbaum
New York Jew makes emotional post-Holocaust pilgrimage. “A loving eulogy to her lost family.”
—George Cohen, Booklist
Walking Tour App
Insider's path from the start of Riverside Park to Morningside Heights.
Visual Images
Art/Editorial Photo Books
New! The massive subterranean complex.
Evocative photos and essays of volunteer experience in Tanzania.
Images of people and places, spanning more than 20 years.
INDOCHINA: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
Tanzanian women accomplish remarkable humanitarian missions.