November 2017 Board Message

The Family: Source of Intergenerational Power Recently, I attended a wedding reception for a family friend. I was struck by the deliberate and intentional ways that this family has held onto their own family culture. The celebration included specific elements celebrating their blended heritage, from traditional Polish dances to Italian dishes. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and …

Education: The Flight that Feathers the Nest

As I pondered the power of education to enrich our lives and homes, I remembered a book, “The Flight and the Nest,” by Carol Lynn Pearson. She begins with “On Nest Building,” comparing the ease and utility of a nest built from local materials–mud and sticks and feathers–with one built from gathering ingredients from “sunsets, …

We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.

Talk given by Samantha Clinger:“We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. As a high school senior, Samantha Clinger is passionate about learning and working hard. These desires led her to audition and be part of …

Elevating the Status of Women

Enjoy this presentation by Big Ocean Founder, Carolina Allen, as she talks about the value of maternal gifts in care work and resource management. She is presenting at a Parallel Event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, March 14, 2017. Elevating the status of motherhood #bigoceanwomen Posted …

Breastfeeding, Women, and Abundance Theory

Contributing author Lacey Parr. Breastfeeding is one of my passions. My personal experiences through pregnancy, birth and lactation have empowered me and helped me feel real love for my body and for the procreative powers given me. I have increasingly felt connections to ancestors and other women around me through these shared privileges that have …