Writing, the Arts


Jonita Mullins – Author

Step out of your comfort zone I was working as an executive director of a nonprofit organization. It was a one woman operation in Muskogee, OK. It started the organization because of my interest in historic preservation. When we lost our major financial supporter, the board of directors could no longer pay my salary. I […]

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Bryan Mattimore Author Photo 2014

Bryan Mattimore – Idea Guy

Popularizing the structure of creativity I grew up in a creative, entrepreneurial household. Ever since I can remember, certainly by age seven, I was curious about how to come up with a new idea. What were the creative processes/ways to think that would enable someone to create a continuous stream of new ideas? The passion […]

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Carol Gee – Author

Follow Your Passion Growing up, while I imagined someday writing the great American novel, my mother and the women in my village saw me, chalk in hand poised over a blackboard. Back then, teaching was one of the few career choices available to women in general, and to women of color in particular. I wrote sporadically. […]

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes – Feminist Activist/Public Speaker/Writer

If you want something, you may have to create it From the time I was ten years old, I felt that my life had been saved because there was something I was meant to do in the world. This was due to three factors; (1) I was born in 1928 only because my mother’s abortionist, […]

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Jeaninne Escallier Kato

Jeaninne Escallier Kato – Speak a New Language

If You Don’t Live Your Dream, You’ve Lived Half a Life I grew up in LaHabra, California, an Hispanic neighborhood, but never truly learned to speak Spanish. It was my dream to learn the language and to love the Mexican culture. What made you decide to finally realize your lifelong dream? In the schools where […]

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Darah Zeledon – Author

Spreading the Message of HOPE A massive brain tumor snatched part of my hearing and almost took my life in 2006 while pregnant with my fourth child. I was away on medical leave for six weeks in New York City. Days after returning home to my children in Panama City, Panama, my youngest brother committed […]

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