Time to Wake Up

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If you have a history of liking quick reads and business as usual, this is not the book—or the conversation—for you.

Midnight is Near
Women know how to burn the midnight oil,
staying up to watch or wait or wonder.
We might rather be sleeping,
but when the hour is late and the issues are vital,
the world needs people—women and men—
who can see in the dark.

It's Time to Wake Up
Today, living in our own little worlds,
asleep and unaware, has grave consequences.

There are Big Conversations to be Had


Partnerships are essential,
and family means more than genetics.
No one can address topics like race, class,
and gender alone.
Join the conversation
and be part of the transformation of our world.

This is a Critical Moment in History
It's challenging. It's scary.
And it can also be fun.
In the gaps between opinions and ideas and people
lies the possibility for alchemy:
lead into gold, fear into courage,
separation into connection,
despair into hope.

I am Nancy Thurston, one woman aware that her history informs her present and that wide-awake relationships are essential. On these pages and in my book, I've shared my pilgrimage. I hope it supports your journey as we move forward together. Welcome.