The Shriver Report – Kim Festa

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Kim Festa

Kim Festa is an educator and writer with degrees from both the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.) and Boston University (B.S.).

A Teach for America alumna, Kim believes in the transformative power of education and has helped many students find their voices through writing. In her own blog,, Kim blogs about life’s challenges and is also in the process of writing a memoir about her own healing journey.

Since 2000, Kim and her husband Gregg have embraced every ounce of joy and chaos in raising their three spirited sons, Gregg, Marco and Luke in the wonderful community of Oakland, New Jersey.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
My Story
Age of Consent
Eleanor Roosevelt was sadly mistaken. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” she said. With all due respect, Mrs. Roosevelt, I never really consented to anything. At age five, I never knew that I even had a choice. There were only the taut, puppeteering strings of intimidation and coercion, and the inherent inferiority that dwells inside those who endure the silent shame and denigration of sexual abuse.  → Read More