About Rivvy Neshama
Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer whose spiritual path draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, and her mom. Along the way, she earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and master’s degrees in comparative literature, social work, and education.
Despite her aversion to change, Rivvy has been a teacher and social worker in Harlem, a college instructor in Queens, a campaign manager in Boulder, and a Tarot card reader at Macy’s on Halloween. She was the founding development director of Colorado’s Intercambio – Uniting Communities. And as a co-founder and first director of Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy group for bicycling, walking, and public transit in New York City, she was profiled in Ms. magazine.
A lifelong writer, Rivvy was first published in Story Magazine’s best college writing anthology, and has since written for many national publications, including Ms., Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and The New York Times. She is the author of the children’s book Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt.
Born in Philadelphia and a longtime New Yorker, Rivvy now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.