Recent Media Work
Interview on "Let's Talk Peace"
Interview about All Together Now
Beyond Borders: One Woman’s Journey of Courage, Passion and Inspiration is rich with stories of courage and triumph during some remarkable and important times in history. The book will take you on an intriguing journey – from exploring exotic areas in Africa to working for reconciliation in apartheid South Africa to being a citizen diplomat during the Cold War to touching personal stories of motherhood and adopting an older child. The book unpeels the layers that constitute a life of love and lessons, revealing wisdom that composes a life well lived.
Weaving insightful stories filled with love, joy, grief, adventure, challenge, spirituality, and a search to find her own voice, Kim spotlights rich cross cultural experiences, personal stories of love and family, her work as a passionate advocate of advancing women, and being a change agent during interesting times in history. At a time when media attention focuses on increasing violence and crime, we are hungry for successes and solutions. Beyond Borders provides hope when hope is eagerly needed. It provides personal examples of moving from becoming overwhelmed to stepping forward and speaking up. Whether you are beginning a career or a wise elder, Beyond Borders will inspire and enrich.
www.beyondbordersbykim.org (Paperback $19.99; Ebook $3.99)
Healing the Heart of the World Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and Your Planet
Kim is a co-author of the book “Healing the Heart of the World” about the most powerful new trends shaping individual and global wellbeing as well as breakthroughs in consciousness that will shape our future happiness. This extraordinary book includes the wisdom of 38 spiritual teachers, educators, scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, and psychologists. Contributors include Prince Charles, Thich Nhat Hanh, scientist Fritjof Capra, Dr. Dean Ornish, Carolyn Myss, John Gray, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Joan Borysenko and many others. They explore the issues and inspiration that lie at the center of the dilemmas facing humankind. Drawing on a rich variety of backgrounds, the authors offer the hard won nuggets of wisdom they have discovered that point the way to a hopeful and sustainable future.
Her chapter, called The Feminine Front Line, draws on my broad international experience working with women on the forefront of change in many societies who are leading grassroots efforts, organizing communities, and modeling the kind of feminine power that is needed today. She highlights the value of investing in women, women on the front lines of building peace in their communities, why women make good peacebuilders, and the feminine wisdom and important feminine leadership skills women bring to leadership that are so needed in our society today.
Other Books and Resources
Kim has used media to educate, inspire and tell positive stories:
1) "Inside Crossroads", published by McGraw Hill in 1979, highlighted the amazing story of a large squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, fighting for its very existence during the challenging apartheid years and how it survived despite government threats to demolish it.
2) "The Future of the Pacific Rim", published by Praeger Publishers in 1994, is a collection of perspectives from key leaders throughout the Pacific Rim in the mid 1990’s writing the potential and future of this dynamic region economically, politically and socially.
3) Essential Tools for Peaceful Living: A Guide for Educators, Leaders, Practitioners and Parents, shares 60 pages of practical peacebuilding tools for everyday life. It is available here.
4) PeaceBuilding Curriculum for Teachers, includes 12 pages of practical tools for teachers. It is available here.
Kim has produced radio programs and documentaries for National Public Radio, Voice of America, United Nations Radio, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She developed a series of radio programs for National Public Radio called "New American Frontiers: The Search for Excellence", and was the host of a series of programs on the Pacific Islands called "Pacific News Review".
Listen to Kim speaking on this 5 minute radio interview about her work: http://www.womensradio.com/content/templates/?a=446&z=0.
Kim was the UN and Global Affairs Correspondent for Positive Spin TV for 7 years, a project of Unity Foundation. Positive Spin is a news and public affairs television program that promotes positive, innovative and solution oriented news from around the world. Positive Spin airs nationally on FreeSpeech TV on DISH Network (with 35 million homes as subscribers) and DIRECT TV (with 20 million homes as subscribers.) In addition, FreeSpeech TV is carried on 200 cable stations throughout the United States. The show's producer and host is Bill McCarthy, president of Unity Foundation. www.positive-spin.tv he and host is Bill Unity Foundation.
Women With Vision
Kim co-produced a cable TV show called Women With Vision, a program that highlights and honors women who have accessed their vision and brought it into being. She produced the 16 half hour programs with Asia Powers in Marin County, California. Each of the 16 women share their personal vision, what kept them motivated, how they overcame challenges and how they carried out their vision.
In 2000 Kim co-founded Our Media Voice: Campaign for Accountability, an organization focusing on the need for media accountability and media reform. The campaign's vision: a media that inspires, enlightens and empowers, and becomes a vehicle for positive social change. A key concern: how corporate ownership and sponsorship influences programming content as well as the news. The campaign's goal was to work towards creating a socially responsible media that is accountable to the public. Since the airwaves are public airwaves, the public has the right, and the responsibility, to give effective feedback concerning the communications. It is time for the media to live up to its potential, to be a positive social force, and address the growing needs and concerns of citizens. We cannot have a healthy democracy unless we have a healthy media.
Kim remains concerned about the stereotyping of women in the media. She supports the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media that engages, educates, and influences improving gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under.