On remembering your Why.

The Why brings you the best clarity when things get thick and sticky. It helps you rise up when you’re riddled with self doubt. It helps you have a clear answer when family members or friends challenge your “unconventional” life choices. It helps you speak definitively, passionately and with defiance when talking about why your business/product/project matters.

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Women who make.

Our work does not solve all the problems, but we’re attacking it from one small corner. And what we’re doing does make a difference. We’re raising issues. Moving hands. Changing minds. Through creativity,  hard work and community.


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Ask me about 2017. A lot happened.

A good friend of mine challenged me to document the things I accomplished with One-OneThousand in 2017. We were having our weekly pep talk/marketing/biz chats and talking through what was to come in the year ahead. Instead of excitement for all that was possible, she heard Burn Out oozing from my soul. I was tired. Tired from a year of trying, taking risks, sometimes failing, growing, changing and doing. All I could think of was what to do next to keep things on track. Desperation, exhaustion, sadness for what I gave up in the midst of all I was doing to Move Forward – was in my voice.

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The stories of our stuff.

I thought that type of consumption was simple and meaningless but every time I came home with new bags, a pit in my stomach grew deeper. It felt terrible. Icky. Sometimes I’d feel shame. More often after the high of spending the money, I’d feel deep sadness and grief – feelings of fraud and loneliness. Even though I kept buying, I always had this feeling that I could never really find the stuff that represented who I truly was. I felt unseen and alone.

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