“The workers here are getting less than half a dollar a day.” – from the documentary film, Black Gold As the story of Starbucks manager Holly Hylton racial discrimination against two black men went viral this week, outrage followed and Starbucks announced it would close for a day of implicit bias training, which sounds like … More Starbucks & Social Justice
The New Moon on February 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm EST marks the official Chinese Lunar New Year and the beginning of the year of the Earth Dog. In this wisdom tradition, a Dog year is a time of fairness, equality and justice while the element of Earth lends needed stability. A welcome shift away … More Black Panther, the Big Bad Wolf and Black Lives Matter
Friends! Many of you know that I started my entrepreneurial life as a 26-year-old co-founder of the beloved Dandelion Communitea Cafe. This led me down the localist loving path as co-founder of Ourlando, the original Local First movement in Central Florida, and host of Front Porch Radio, which just celebrated its tenth anniversary. While it was … More Join me for a Maker Side Hustle Workshop at East End Market
I wish I had access to an interview like this when I became a mom, six years into being an entrepreneur. While there are lots of good gems in here for everyone, our entrepreneurial mama’s in particular deserve a listen! Tune in to the whole episode right here for insights into disrupting power (because that’s … More This “Mompreneur” is featured on “Dear Rockstar”
I’ve declared 2017 the Year of Beautiful Resistance. Here are some of my personal favorite tools and techniques to inform, inspire and act – with a emphasis on what business owners or those in leadership can do. What Works? Building the New Paradigm Subscribe to my two favorite publications, Conscious Company & Yes! Magazine. When that dark pall fell across the … More 2017 is the Year of “Beautiful Resistance”
Julie’s exit from Dandelion in May 2015 made headlines, after a decade of building a community ethos and cultivating the localist revival as an early architect of the movement. Her original announcement can be read here. Here is a roundup of those responses, click the images for the full article: Also announced in The Bungalower here.