Category: Creating Courage

Creativity and the #MeToo Movement

  Women have long since poured their suffering and struggle into creativity.   For a large part of our history, we were denied a right be open about our daily…

What is Creating Courage?

  What is Creating Courage?   #CreatingCourage is a way for us to claim our own space and share our self-expression through creativity.   It’s a way to explore how…

Creating Courage: What Creativity Means to Me

  I am passionate about creativity.   I believe that creativity is alchemy. When we create, we pour all of our thoughts, feelings and unprocessed emotions into the inception of…

Someone, Somewhere

  Someone, somewhere, is leaving this World at the very time I am writing these words. Someone is crying. Someone is celebrating. Someone is on a stage receiving rapturous applause.…

The Weight of One Contented Hour

  I was thinking this morning about people who pack arenas with motivational speeches and inspirational summits.   They have names like Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk and Gabby Bernstein. People…

The Boss Babe Label and other Things I Want to Burn

  The spaces seem to be getting more slender. The templates feel ever more rigid. As a woman in the world, I am frequently asked to fit into a mold…

The Inconvenience of Women’s Anger

  It begins as part of our childhood and it continues throughout our adult life. It is woven into almost every thread of every society. It is something we are…

Be My Revolutionary Valentine?

  Thank you for letting me land in your inbox today. I come with love. The kind of love that looks like change. The kind of love that tastes like revolution.…

Think of the Brand! (And Other Ridiculous Rules That Make Me Want to Drink a Vat of Wine)

  It's been a while.    And recently I've been wondering if it would be longer still before I posted. It's been a beautiful and difficult summer.    Beautiful because…

12 Mantras for Creating Courage

  Courage comes in many forms. Some days we feel like the world is our arena and our courage seems to come so easily. Other times, it’s harder to come…

You Are Everything You Need to Remember

  I was six years old when I learned that I could escape into stories and immerse myself in a make-believe world which existed within bound pages of print.  …

What Actually Happened

  "What actually happened was that he was urinating".     These were the words that were said by the male NYPD officer standing in front of me. I stared…

A Story of Self Acceptance (Notes from a Woman Who Made Her Own Rules)

    “It is not the critic who counts”. How many times have I read those words from Theodore Roosevelt? How many times have I repeated them?   And yet,…