Rachel Dangermond is the author of the forthcoming book, The Elephant In The Playground, a memoir about a Sephardic mom raising a Black son in New Orleans. She is a facilitator with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Welcome Table, a race reconciliation initiative that began in 2013. She is also a trained mediator and participates with the Department of Justice on community policing topics.
After adopting her son in 2009, Dangermond created Transracial Parenting, a provocative blog and workshop on raising culturally competent children. Her work is published in the anthology New Orleans by New Orleans, Louisiana Life, City Business, neworleansmomsblog.com, dangermond.org and this blog. She co-wrote Acoustics: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment (1998 William Stout Publisher).