Washington Post: What running for office can teach you about running your life

What running for office can teach you about running your life

By Angela Haupt

September 11 at 7:56 PM

Kate Black and June Diane Raphael wrote a how-to guide for women running for office — and dedicated it to men. Specifically: “To all the men who have been making decisions about women … without women. Thank you for your time, your energy and your talent. We appreciate you. And also … We’re coming for you.” Raphael, an actor who stars in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” and Black, a D.C.-based policy adviser in the federal government, teamed up to create “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World,” a nonpartisan, checklist-style road map. “Men are not waiting for this book to come out to run for office,” Black says. “They’re not waiting for the next training or when their student debt loans are paid off or when the kids are in school. I hope any woman reading it feels inspired to look around at all the women in her life and think, ‘Wow, they could be leaders — I want to help them.’ Or, ‘It’s me, I’m going to run.’ ” And for those whose political ambitions have yet to develop? Much of the running-for-office advice in the book doubles as running-your-life wisdom. Black, who will discuss “Represent” at Politics and Prose at The Wharf on Wednesday, shared five tips that anyone can put into practice today.

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Kate Black