"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

West Suburban Community Pantry celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a Culinary Challenge Event on Sunday night. The event was in person this year and people came up to celebrate and support the good work WSCP does in the community. At West Suburban Community Pantry, all are welcome. We strive to eliminate barriers to food […]

WSCP Culinary Challenge 2022


Second Graders at Manning Elementary School are dancing through stories and learning more about literature as they gain an appreciation of classical dance and ballet. The Literacy Through Dance Program is a partnership between Salt Creek Ballet and JT Manning School that dates back to 2008 and focuses on building literacy skills through movement. Karen […]

Literacy Through Dance


The 5th Graders at Manning Elementary are leading a school wide challenge focusing on respect.  They gathered handmade signs and props they prepared and got in their small groups to head out to classrooms across the building on a Wednesday morning.  Many were nervous to lead but there was excitement as they went off to […]

5th Graders leading in Respect


Marisa Choate of Choate Studio is an artistic designer and teacher with a passion for creating art that everyone can enjoy. She and her mother Nuccia curated and designed a fashion show to help celebrate the Winfield Centennial in partnership with The Winfield Foundation. The focus was a 100 years of fashion through the ages […]

Clothing has shaped our history & future


Westmont High School students dressed to impress at the annual feast and they buzzed with excitement and energy as they entered the commons on December 7th.  This tradition was started in 1995 and allows students to dress up and enjoy a special meal together as a school community. Teachers and administrators- including School Board Superintendent […]

Feasting at Westmont High School


I am so grateful to be featured in the World Relief Gift Guide 2021 again this year. “Welcome to World Relief Chicagoland’s annual holiday gift guide! We’ve created a holiday gift guide that creates change with every gift you buy. When you purchase a gift from the holiday gift guide, you’ll be a part of building […]

2021 World Relief Gift Guide


Telling stories of the good work Styles 4 Kidz has been doing in their community is some of my favorite work. They have expanded their work even with the restrictions of the last 2 years to offer more online classes furthering their reach; a mom from South Africa tuned in to their educational courses. This […]

Styles 4 Kidz 2021


Styles 4 Kidz recently celebrated their annual gala We’re in this Together. The theme this year had various components that were highlighted with stories and speakers; Together we expanded, we cooperated, we empowered, we innovated, we led, & we impacted. Transracial adoptive adoptees, parents, board members, and founder and executive director Tamekia Swint and various […]

S4K 2021 Gala


Eeeeek Friends!! I’m so excited how this video project turned out. I have been envisioning this for years & we finally made it happen! Special shout outs to my amazing clients who are featured and Peter Heald from Sidekick Media for helping my vision come to life! I feel so grateful to do this work […]

The Hawa Images Experience- Behind the Scenes