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LizzLoves Sarah Kay’s TED Talk July 19, 2013

Sarah Kay TED 2011

Sarah Kay at TED 2011

TGIF! It’s blazing hot here in New Jersey, so I’m cooling off with an inspirational TED Talk that features spoken word poet Sarah Kay performing her poem “If I Should Have a Daughter.” I’m going to let the video speak for itself, but going in you should know how awesome Sarah is: not only is she a talented wordsmith who has been speaking her mind through poetry since she was 14, but she is also the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression), an organization that uses spoken word to educate, inspire and entertain.

 

I think that moms with daughters will especially enjoy this talk. Sarah shares a poem about inspiring young girls to face the world with courage, love and wonder, all while knowing their mothers are behind them the whole way. She also talks about her beginnings with poetry and how she’s passing it on to young, budding—and sometimes skeptical—writers.

 

If you’re having a slow summer Friday at work, I recommend you watch the whole video. If you only have a stolen moment, then just watch her perform one of her poems for the first 3:37 minutes of the video.

 

To learn more about Sarah and where you can see her perform next, check out her website here.

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LizzLoves REVEAL May 7, 2011

I have friends of many faiths and I believe in being open to others’ ways of worship, devotion and celebration. While I consider myself very inter-faith, I was raised Catholic and will always see that foundation as a gift and inspiration. So I see it as even more of a gift when my sister friends can find love, community and spirituality in their lives as well.

Today, women from all over New York City will come together for the annual REVEAL Conference, a inter-faith gathering to learn and share among a nurturing community of sisters. Cool things to expect:

  • enlightening speakers (including an amazing life coach Joanna Lindenbaum),
  • open dialogues about faith and feminism
  • motivational talks about financial freedom
  • living a healthy life
  • spiritual activism

So whether you are connected to Jesus, Jehovah, Allah, Ganesha, Yemaya or Buddha, you will find a open-minded spiritual sista’ to share your experience with at REVEAL. Enjoy!

How has your spirituality shaped the person you are? Tell me more in the comments section!

 

LizzLoves Women Money Power Summit April 8, 2011

The 3rd annual Women, Money, Power Summit kicked off this morning in Washington D.C. Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out! So DC locals, get your butts over there! And ladies with flexible schedules and a car, give it a go, because this galvanizing event is not to be missed!

 

Once you read the agenda, you may be driven by the diverse array of talks that will be featured on reproductive rights, anti-violence, gender equality, education or even politics. But you might also be inspired by what leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta and Shirin Ebadi have to say to bolster women leaders everywhere to keep fighting for their rights, for progress and for funding for programs that really effect change for women and youth.

 

I’m excited that such a powerful meeting of XX minds are coming together this weekend to make a difference. Sending good vibes to the women who are participating in the summit!

 

Tell me about which women’s issues you think lack funding and support. Share your thoughts in my comments section!