Peggy is the author of Say Something, Our Friendship Rules, and One of Us. Schools have developed plays, music videos and "Say Something Days" using the books, which have sold more than 100,000 copies.
Peggy's essays, poems and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Lapis Magazine, Learning for Justice, Explore Sri Lanka, Empowering Parents and Intima.
Peggy worked as an assistant attorney general in the civil rights unit of the Maine Department of Attorney General and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence before moving to Canada. She has given presentations on hate violence, bullying, teasing in schools from Kindergarten to the college level in Maine, Tennessee, Ontario and points in between, helping students and educators create school environments that feel safe for everyone.
Since moving to Canada, Peggy's talks and workshops have focused on building safe and inclusive workplaces. The ally workshop she developed in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting has been put into action dozens of times on Bay Street.
Peggy is vice-chair of the Board of the Canadian Women's Foundation and past director on the PrevNet Board and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women. She graduated from Princeton University and the Washington College of Law at American University. She received her MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine.
Workshops on bullying, teasing, and allyship.