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If Only…

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Feb 3, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , 1 Comment

I like healthy competitions as much as the next person. Of course these days, competition takes on the form of an RFP (Request for Proposal) or a vote driven-crowd funding campaign to support programming for one of my non-profit clients. But back in the day, I was a fierce tennis competitor who had dreams of [...]

Why We March

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Jan 24, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , , , 4 Comments

This past Sunday, my daughter and I donned our thermal underwear, our pussy hats, (thanks Christy Hallas) and our warmest sweaters and headed downtown to the 2nd Annual Women’s March. We weren’t trekking to a big city like Manhattan or Washington D.C., we like to attend smaller marches, ones that are eight miles from our [...]

Unintentional Bridge Burning

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Jan 14, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Leadership, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , , 0 Comments

Are you burning bridges without even knowing it? Are you confused sometimes when you get a less than enthusiastic reply from a donor, grant funder, supervisor, colleague, direct report or a vendor? Have projects that you thought were on course, suddenly explode, leaving you flabbergasted and defeated? If so, it may be time to examine [...]

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 [...]

This Metabook is Mega Cool!

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Jan 14, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, Illustration, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , 0 Comments

Every once in awhile, I get a lucky break! This December I was in the right space at the right downtime. A colleague of mine named Tatiana Bacchus asked me to review a literary project for a new digital medium called a Metabook™. She worked as the Production Coordinator, and was so excited to tell [...]

Taking Time to Take Care

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Jan 9, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 1 Comment

Last year was great in so many ways and then not so great in a few other ways, especially toward the end of the year. I observed so much grief and loss, I felt like I had to cheerlead my way out of 2016. Several clients called me with big concerns over the funding trends that might [...]

Putting the “HAPPY” in Happy Halloween!

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Oct 31, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, News, Photography, Storytelling, Technology, Video , , , , 0 Comments

It’s been a ridiculously busy post-summer/autumn season! Tons of grant writing opportunities, too much travel, tons of new clients and new projects for Arts In Action and no complaints at all! Even as I write this, I have some deadlines looming and a Halloween costume to throw together, but I didn’t want another day to [...]

An Eye Opening Internship!

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Jul 21, 2016 Advocacy, Grant Writing, Internship Wisdom, Leadership, News, Storytelling , , , , , , 0 Comments

The past few weeks working at Arts In Action have been amazing! It has really been a hands on experience and I have been able to learn so much. It may seem obvious to others, but what I have learned is a lot of work goes into non-profits, more than I originally thought. One is in [...]

How NOT To Do It!

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Apr 9, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 0 Comments

In the early 90’s, I landed an internship at a progressive non-profit agency in New York City that served as an incubator to musicians, performance artists and multi disciplinary artists. I both loved and hated my experiences there. It was where I was first introduced to Adobe Photoshop, where I learned about the National Endowment [...]