Tag Archives: Storytelling

Living out loud. No regrets

This birthday marks an important milestone. September 3rd, I will become the age my father was when he died. I have always wondered if I would make it past that point. It looks like I will. I am grateful. Utterly, absolutely grateful. For the past decade I have chosen to live utterly, unapologetically out loud. […]

The Art of Listening

Everyone has a story. These stories are valuable, they matter. Stories connect us across culture, age, and perceived boundaries. As we share our stories from the heart, it is as deeply important to Listen to someone’s story from the Heart. Listening from the Heart helps us find common ground and build bridges between as we […]

Haiti is More than Tent Cities

I’ve recently returned from my first volunteer trip to Haiti. It is so much MORE than Tent Cities. Haiti is BEAUTIFUL. Rolling hills, give way to terraced mountainsides as you wind round, up and down, back and forth on hairpin turns from Port-au-Prince to Mizak near Jacmel. Sitting perched in the back of a pick-up […]

Taking photos with my eyes

Day 4 Accra, Ghana: Today I took hundreds of pictures with my eyes because I was told I could not them with my camera as we wove our way through Neema to the tro-tro station. We walked through narrow pathways between small corrugated tin-roofed homes and shops, across a wooden bridge where below the refuse […]

Day 3 and a Recipe!

Day 3 Accra, Ghana. Slept until the unheard of hour of 730am. Refreshing! Breakfast of tea and fried egg with tomato and pepper on toast.   Michael the taxi driver collected me at 9am; we wove through another traffic jam and I admired the ongoing construction in downtown Accra; there are huge apartment & office […]

Literacy Outreach Ghana & Collecting True Tales of Innovation

After nearly 2 years of planning tonight I fly to Accra, Ghana to donate literacy workshops for 6 libraries and community centers partnering with Osu Children’s Library Fund and to share Artfully AWARE’s Story Book Project collecting True Tales of Innovation in 3 other cities. I am extremely grateful to all who’ve supported this trip: […]