Meaning of the Day

Let’s go back to 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Wanda Dench sent out a group text message to family members with the plan for Thanksgiving dinner. One text, meant for one of her grandchildren, was sent to Jamal Hinton, a 17-year-old boy from Phoenix. Jamal responded to the plan asking who it was, and asking despiteContinue reading “Meaning of the Day”

Shop Small this Season

Small businesses need our support now more than ever. What better way to show our loved ones that we care than with a personalized and unique gift from a locally owned or family based business! I have categorized below a number of local to Massachusetts businesses to support! This list is not all-inclusive and follow-alongContinue reading “Shop Small this Season”

Giving Back this Holiday Season

This holiday season looks different than ever before! The needs of our most vulnerable community members are larger than ever – here are a few ways to give back going into the season of giving! I. The Boston Resiliency FundThis fund is the City of Boston’s effort to provide essential services to Boston residents whoseContinue reading “Giving Back this Holiday Season”

Shattered Barriers

“You have shattered barriers while proving without a doubt that anything is possible” Chris Nikic is a 21-year-old male from Maitland, Florida. Chris Nikic is a 21-year-old man with Down syndrome. Chris Nikic is a 21-year-old Ironman. Chris Nikic wakes up every day and vows to be 1% better than the day before. Chris newContinue reading “Shattered Barriers”

You’re Not Invited to my Birthday Party

Let’s start with, if you haven’t watched The Peanut Butter Falcon, you should do that now. Shia LaBeouf starred, alongside Zack Gottsagen, in this remarkable making of a coming of age story about a young man with Down syndrome. I would say a more profound scene is regarding the word retarded. Shia makes a pointContinue reading “You’re Not Invited to my Birthday Party”

The Face of Beauty

This week’s Weekend Wishlist looks at inclusive and empowering brands. Inclusive branding allows for dialogue with consumers and authenticity. Research has shown that 70% of millennial’s today are more likely to choose a brand that demonstrates inclusion and diversity in their advertising over a competitor. Inclusive branding is inspiring and powerful because it normalizes howContinue reading “The Face of Beauty”