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Mompreneur and Mindfulness

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Jan 11, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, feminism, Internship Wisdom , , , 0 Comments

Last weekend at the end of a two day video shoot, my tired tween spoke up and said, “I want my mom! I don’t want the producer, editor, or entrepreneur… I WANT MY MOM!”  There was no need for clarification about what she was articulating. She had been patient, accommodating, helpful and pleasant even though [...]

Third World, My World?

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Jan 7, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Internship Wisdom, Leadership , , , , 10 Comments

In a recent meeting with a board member of an international non-profit, I was asked a question that stopped me in my tracks. “Grace, have you ever lived in a third world country?” My initial response was defensive, and mumbly, and I was immediately ashamed as I blundered through an explanation that was part apology [...]

Until it Happens to You…

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Nov 1, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Leadership, News, Storytelling , , , 2 Comments

Two experiences from yesterday are the impetus for this blog post, demonstrating that we have further work to do as a society to create places for respectable discourse and the exchange of opinions and ideas, and to eradicate sexism in all of our workplaces. In a meeting yesterday with executives who have high level positions locally [...]

Once a Sweeper, Always a Sweeper

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Oct 26, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, Illustration, Leadership, Storytelling 2 Comments

Aaron Burr Jr. had some free advice for Alexander Hamilton in the now all-too-famous musical “Hamilton” created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  In Scene One, Burr states immediately upon meeting Hamilton, “Talk less, smile more,” encouraging Alexander to become more of an observer and less of an over-communicator. Great advice in this day and age when everyone seems [...]

Manifesting the Turbulence Surrounding Us

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Sep 8, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Leadership , , 4 Comments

Spinning, spinning! Many of us have been dealing with an increasingly turbulent atmosphere that has presented as violent hurricanes, the announcement of the ending of the DACA program, a healthcare system in dangerous limbo, and public demonstrations of racist, threatening and viciously unkind human behavior. Even if we are not affected personally, many of us [...]

Coping with Confidence Paralysis

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Mar 20, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, Illustration, Leadership , , , , 0 Comments

I finally fired off an email reply to an organization. This is not my first inquiry. It’s not an unsolicited email. It is a response to an almost year long quest to gain an interview (or series of interviews) with their experts for one of my programs (hopefully I’ll be able to share details in [...]

Commander in Tweets, Leading Through the Tangled Webs of Social Media

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Mar 6, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Colors, digital story telling, Grant Writing, Illustration, Leadership , , , , , , , 2 Comments

During a casual weekend phone chat with my buddy, Artist and Art Gallery Owner Sarah Ellen Smith, we galloped into a topic that has been on my mind a great deal. The diminishing focus on engaging truthful storytelling, and the emphasis on catchy headline and byline communications have us both very worried about our country’s [...]