I had the honour of speaking at TEDxHouston in 2012. Click the image above to watch.
mom 2.0 summit
ritz-carlton hotel, key biscayne, florida
may 3-5, 2012
I was so honoured to speak on a panel with the amazing Gabrielle Blair, Nicole Feliciano and Jessica Shyba, to a standing-room only audience of incredibly creative and entrepreneurial women. We discussed setting the course for what's next in the blogging world -- such a great experience.
senior leadership onsite
fort benning maneuver center of excellence, georgia
april 26, 2012
I was so honoured to speak to women soldiers and military wives at the Ft. Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence in Columbus, Georgia. The experience completely overwhelmed me, and is one I'll never forget.
women's leadership conference
the cunningham center for leadership development, columbus, georgia
march 14-15, 2012
featured piece on the huffington post, august 10, 2011
I'm so honoured to a contributor to Huffington Post's Impact blog -- dedicated to spotlighting social good -- writing about my experience visiting Kenya with ONE.org.
blogher '11 -- san diego, california
august 4-6, 2011
For the fifth time in six years, I was honoured to speak at the BlogHer '11 convention in San Diego, California. I spoke twice: first, during an all-day workshop with Gwen Bell on "Blog as Life-Changer," and then secondly as part of a panel on owning your beauty. It was a wonderful time.
it only takes ONE mom -- kisumu & nairobi, kenya july 23-31, 2011
The trip of a lifetime: I traveled with 9 other bloggers, courtesy of ONE.org, to Kenya, to witness the issues of extreme poverty, and learn how they are being overcome –- from meeting with health care workers and women farmers, to learning about education issues in one of Africa’s largest urban slums. I hope to bring back images and stories of the boundless beauty of Kenya.
st. ambrose university -- davenport, iowa
july 19, 2011
I was so honoured to be the keynote speaker of The Women's Connection luncheon in Davenport, Iowa. We discussed self-empowerment and taking control of your own story. It was a fantastic time.
kariwak holistic haven & hotel -- crown point, tobago
june 17, 2011
While in my homeland, I was thrilled to speak at one of the true jewels of Tobago, the Kariwak Holistic Haven & Hotel. This beautiful place once had, as one of its guests, the Dalai Lama himself: it is a peaceful, joy-filled place to be.
writers in the schools -- houston young writers reading series
may 1, 2011
The speaking engagement I'd been most excited about: I spoke to kids whose writing was selected as part of a juried competition, where they will be reading their pieces to the public at Discovery Green.
college smart: the beauty of different
Watch this video to see what University of Houston students had to say about beauty and different -- such great words!
towson university, towson, maryland
wednesday, march 30, 2011
I was honoured to speak with the students of Towson University about 10 Lessons I Learned While Writing a Book, and to a creative writing class on The Process of Seeing.
You can read about my experience here. Thanks so much, Towson!
best ever you blogtalk radio show
february 17, 2011
I was so thrilled to be featured on the Best Ever You Radio Show.