F 7th Grade.

So, people are wondering what a Pittsburgh Pod is and why I've being seen around some social media outlets unmasked or masked but dangerously close to the likes of Jill Sobule and Julie Wolf. I felt it was appropriate to…


We've created a video blog series called Girls Rising Virtual Connect where we connect girls with trailblazing women for a conversation about what it takes to succeed in a world where many of us are marginalized. Join us with guests…

Episode 4 of the Podcast!

Join the road weary band backstage in Dahlonega, GA where things go off the rails, and fast. 

Hangin' With Hendo Episode 3

Tune in to Episode 3 of the newly created Hangin' With Hendo "The Podcast" now! My special guest is Senior Vice President of Everything Auction Related June 21st, Lisa Cashman! It's not only informative, but actually a bit funny as…


Hangin' With Hendo - The Podcast

Listen along as Hangin' With Hendo the blog morphs into Hangin' With Hendo the podcast! I'll be talking with all the players that help make the Girls Rising Music Festival and Game Changer Awards happen! You can listen to the…

Update from Kristen

On 10/1/18 I underwent an unexpected surgical procedure to repair herniated and ruptured discs in my cervical spine. The good news is I am moving slowly and steadily in the right direction and getting better everyday. 

Unfortunately, I have…


Angels in our own Backyard

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Joan Jett and Melissa Etheridge

There's a certain time and place to ask someone something. Timing is really everything. But sometimes, when an opportunity presents itself, you have to strike. 
For example, say you're at a dinner party. The person sitting next to you is…

Make Better Choices Part 2

The right brain rainbow is factually correct

That's me on the right. Ironically. It occurred to me while reading over some of my past blogs that I should post a disclaimer. Anything I write on this blog is based on…