An Interview With Kristen van Ginhoven, Who Started a Theater Company to Benefit Women

Five years ago, Kristen van Ginhoven was an actor and graduate student in theatre education living in Western Massachusetts. Then she went and read a book called Half the Sky. By the time she closed the cover, she had decided to start her own nonprofit: the Women’s Action Movement Theatre. I spoke with her on the phone about the repercussions of reading humanitarian journalism, the practical steps she took to get her organization going and what she’s had to give up in order to pursue a career in nonprofits and the arts.

The Simple Solution to a Last Minute Passport Snafu ($$$)

Last minute passport debacle.

My Stuff Was Myself, But Then It Was Gone

I love that book, and if I lost it I’d be incredibly sad. But I’d get over it. I know that because of the flood.

My Last Hundred Bucks: Chai and Thai and Wine and Words

Where'd your last hundo go, Sarah Todd?

I Want to Travel the World for Cheap, So I Started With Montreal (Success)

"Tired of putting off adventures, I decided to take the solo budget travel plunge. I settled on Montreal for my first run over Columbus Day weekend. "