Isis Asare

As a young girl, Isis Asare never shied away from making reading recommendations to her younger sister or neighborhood friends through a self-started book club. Her passion for sharing literature continues today through Sistah Scifi. The online bookstore is self-described as a “cauldron of all things afro-futuristism casting spells to uplift literature written by Black …

How to Shop Small, Support Local and Show Up

How do you support the small businesses in your neighborhood? We’re talking the businesses that employ one to twenty employees. The businesses that start with a bootstrapped budget and a big idea. The businesses that often begin right in our own homes (hello, first-time founder), on our blocks, and at our community markets. This article …

Documentarian Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

For nearly two decades, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has been making documentary films that focus on gender, death, and the Latinx community. Guevara-Flanagan remembers seeing a lot of movies with her family as a child. Her stepdad was in the Directors Guild of America, and her mother was a high school English and drama teacher who poured …

Have You Fallen for the Myth of ‘I Can’t Draw’? Do it Anyway

Drawing is a powerful tool of communication. It helps build self-understanding and can boost mental health. But our current focus on productivity, outcomes and “talent” has us thinking about it the wrong way. Too many believe the myth of “I can’t draw”, when in fact it’s a skill built through practice. Dedicated practice is hard, …

How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enroll them in arts classes or splurge on STEM-themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, I can draw on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional …

Collage Journal Practice With Sarah Greenman

Journaling visually together is a beautiful way to process feelings for children and adults. It also helps express hopes and dreams to loved ones and ourselves. In the video below, creative alchemist, artist, storyteller, writer, and facilitator Sarah Greenman graciously shares a tutorial for making a visual collage within the framework of a journal practice. …

10 New Year’s Quotes by Women Creatives to Inspire You

New Year’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, with nearly the entire world recognizing its significance. Below are 10 quotes by women creatives that will inspire you over the next twelve months. Girls That Create also has a list of quotes by women authors about wellness. 10 New Year’s Quotes …