"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

Celebrating Black History Month today with a Mama-daughter date in Chicago because Black History IS American History & we always want to focus on expanding our understanding of history and how it impacts our right now. Church on the last Sunday of Mafaa, Black owned coffee shop Sip & Savor, and Dusable Museum and most […]

Black History Month 2023


“What if that random facebook post someone sent to me on October 2020 was the moment designed to change my life? What if that was the moment God invited me to be a mover and shaker as a Black Christian leader. That is the way of God- He takes small movements to big things. I […]

“It is safe to say I’m coming into myself.”


Berta and Pao welcomed us to their home in Sololá, Guatemala. Pao attends The Collective of women at Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores and invited us over to interview and photograph their family in their home. Pao’s mother is Berta and shares that she heard about The Collective from another woman in her […]

”She is affectionately open and everyone knows her in the community.”


Feriha and Hisham reached out to create some images to better share their brand story as relators. I love partnering with other business owners to create images that reflect and elevate their story for their online spaces. If you are building a business online and in person a Creative Portrait Session could help you share […]

Real Estate Headshot Session


Estela stands tall even as a woman with short stature. Her confidence and beauty is quiet and bold and as she shared her story it was clear just how hard fought this confidence in her abilities is despite an accident that threatened to steal her mobility and joy. She now inspires others to break barriers […]

“you are saying I can’t but I want to and I will”


Dr. Tammira Lucas is a vibrant leader that values hard work and notices the gifts of others around her. She also has a confidence that is clearly hard fought through learning and personal and business growth. Her presence and leadership inspires people. She is one of the The Witness Fellows this year and in addition […]

“Moving past a scarcity mentality”


”Now I’m confident I have rights and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Collective.” It is powerful to be in the presence of a woman who knows her value and worth. Vivian Cecilia Quisquina Coj greets us with a warm smile and an open door to her home. I was able to interview […]

”all women are able and given space to share equally”


If you ask students at Manning Elementary School they know Fridays are a special day for recess, “It’s so cool when they (the Manning Mentors) come!” Alex Cousins, a 5th Grader at JT Manning shares his reflections on the new Manning Mentors program that involves parents coming into the school to lead activities, build relationships, […]

“being a community builder”


Stanley Frankart immediately commands attention in a room but in a humble and inviting way with a laugh that is contagious. Once you hear more of Stanley’s story it is clear his joy is deep, genuine, and hard fought through trials and seeing the beauty of God’s redemption plan for his life. He now pours […]

“be all in for me like you were all in for the streets”