Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Her BS in nursing is from the University of Hawaii, and Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Utah. She is the founding Editor of Advances in Nursing Science, which since 1978 has been a premier journal publishing cutting-edge scholarship in nursing. She authors books and journal articles on nursing theory, feminism and nursing, the art of nursing, and nursing education. She has been involved in community organizations and projects throughout her adult life, focusing on services for women and support for women’s arts. Her current focus for activism is the Nurse Manifest Project, a web-based project (www.nursemanifest.com) to inspire grass-roots action by nurses to shape the future of nursing and health care. Her book, Peace and Power: Building Communities for the Future has been used internationally by women's peace groups, nursing groups, hospital committees, church and community groups to foster their growth towards cooperative, egalitarian ways of working together.