Food For Thought:
With Love, For Justice

Leadership Boost: EI + Unconscious Bias

I’ll never forget the day I learned about the impact unconscious bias has on behavior. It was 2012, and I was beginning my second year in a leadership position. My eyes were wide. On that day I also reflected on how systems of oppression are in the air that we...

Language Matters

Why We Must Resist & Reject Discriminatory Statements   When I heard John Kelly’s recent statements on the radio, my heart started racing with rage. Hearing someone–in a position of authority in the White House–call an entire community “lazy” made...

Shine On

S.P.A.R.K. Leaders Shine On Discover Our 3 Game-Changing Habits   At the top of the list of what hurts my heart is women bringing one another down.   At our core, we are nurturers. Yet, we are fierce, too. If our fierceness is driven by pain, it can be...

Fail Forward

S.P.A.R.K. Leaders Fail Forward Why Failure Is Essential for Growth: 4 Lessons-Learned   When a child is learning how to walk, they fall. A LOT. Most of the time the fall is inconsequential. Occasionally, it’s more painful. Even with painful experiences, however,...

Persevering With Brave Leadership

How To Stay Grounded And Recalibrate During Transitions   “Change is something that happens to people, even if they don’t agree with it. Transition, on the other hand, is internal: it’s what happens in people’s minds as they go through change....

When Speakers Exclude

When Speakers Exclude, Emotions Come Up Putting It Back Together: The Aftermath of A Meltdown   I experienced a massive trigger at a conference recently. The leader said she cared about inclusion and wanted the event to feel like a “family reunion,” a “special...

Be An Inclusive Speaker

Five Tips For Public Speakers To Hold A Lens of Inclusion   Language is so powerful, something you and I both know and yet something that bears repeating as a gentle and loving reminder for us all. This is very personal for me as a queer woman who both speaks on...