"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

“At the beginning of this pandemic everything we were doing as an EMT became 10 times harder.”  Twenty-six-year-old Reyna M. has been working as an EMT and front line worker throughout this current Covid-19 crisis.  On an unseasonably warm November day she sits on a step at a park in Chicago and shares parts of […]

“I am both Mexican & American. Chicago is where I belong.”


I am so grateful to be featured again on the World Relief 2020 Gift Guide: Made for Change. “At World Relief, we believe that every single one of us is made for change — both in our own lives and in communities across the globe. This holiday season, we’ve created a list of companies and products that […]

2020 World Relief Gift Guide


Partnering with Styles 4 Kidz continues to be some of my favorite work and journeying with this organization is a privilege. We have watched this organization inspire, empower, and serve their community over the last 10 years. They have still expanded in exciting ways this past year despite restrictions and hardship. S4K is a movement […]

Styles 4 Kidz Appreciation Night looks different this year


Styles 4 Kidz is an organization you want to know about & support. They are creating so much more than fabulous hairstyles. S4K is hair care with heart. S4K’s mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate hair care education and services for kids with textured hair in foster care and transracial adoptive or biracial families. I […]

Haircare with Heart. Partnering with Styles 4 Kidz.


First Day of school 2020: Looks A LOT different than usually for us and so many. Many of us are dealing with increased demands, anxiety, worry, & overwhelm to name a few. We are doing school differently and it is hard.  I am with you. I have moments of peace knowing we can roll with whatever […]

First Day of School 2020


Anna Gonzalez is a storyteller based in Chicago who uses her creative and administrative gifts to share stories through various projects including the Tethered Project. You can find her work at It Me Anna Mari. She describes her passion, “From paintbrush to pixels, I use the tools available to tell stories and make beautiful things. Taking inspiration […]

“I love amplifying stories that may otherwise not be told in creative & dynamic ways”


These ladies have so many roles but they’ve added biz builder to the mix with Zyia Active. We captured their team & moments to share their love of great active wear and building their businesses on their terms. The best vibe was how FOR each other they are! I had such a blast capturing them. […]

Building Community & Biz


Hi friends! I’m sharing a bit about my approach to partnering with organizations to capture & share your story with dignity, integrity, compassion, & excellence.

Storytelling for your organization


We are doing school like never before; remote or online learning has been required because of the current pandemic and so many of us have had to shift our lives in ways we never planned.  There is a lot of loss for students, teachers, parents, and community members but there are also amazing educators rising […]

“we are doing school like never before”