I was raised in West Hartford CT and attended college at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, but have been a long time San Francisco Resident. Active intactivist and independent researcher for several years, I’ve been gaining knowledge and experience in order to become effective in the fight against forced genital mutilation for ALL children, male, female and intersex. This is something I’ve known to be wrong my entire life and it’s very rewarding to be able to coordinate with organized groups and individuals from extremely diverse religious, educational and professional backgrounds in working to eradicate this barbaric practice.The proponent of the San Francisco MGM Bill in 2011, I work, and have worked on every level, from personal outreach to appearing in and on, local, national and international print, radio and television media to educate.
Public appearances and debates include: Fox News “America Live with Megan Kelly”, CNN TV debate with Rabbi Smuely Biotech (he previously debated Christopher Hitchens), Canadian Radio broadcasting debate with Mark Stern, losing attorney in the Oregon Supreme Court Case Boldt v Boldt concerning forced circumcision of a 12 year old male minor, KQED Forum debating Dr. Laurence Baskin, Chief of Pediatric Urology for Benioff Children’s Hospital and most recently appeared on Al Jazerra’s “Consider This” live nationally broadcast television show.
I will continue working on banning forced genital mutilation whenever and wherever the opportunity exists.