Who Legitimizes You?

“Who legitimizes this work for you?” I asked this after the presenter shared their innovative project with the group. An informative and helpful response followed and we moved on to other questions for the presenter. Two days laters I received an email from the person sharing with me that they were deeply offended by my …

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Co-Creators!

“I don’t play a musical instrument or paint or as my mom always said ‘do anything creative like my sister’. I was the studious child.” As I listened to this friend tell her story I kept wondering what definition of creative her mother was using. Honestly, I think all creatures are inherently creative. Each of …

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Trifecta of Judgement

As I stood there on the stage, the spotlight shining brightly on me, I looked out at the packed room filled with teenagers and began my internal monologue, “They’re all staring at me, are they judging me…my clothes, how I wear my hair, my body shape…my age?” “Are you?!” I asked emphatically. Complete silence held …

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