Do Holidays Actually Exist For Entrepreneurs? GOWRKGRLS Members Sound Off

While I’m sure that not all entrepreneurs are mildly “Grinchy” like me, I think it’s safe to say that depending on where one is in their business, their holidays probably double as workdays. Since starting down the path of business ownership in 2010, I’ve always spent some portion of my holiday week slumped over a laptop working. Plus, being in a field like digital marketing doesn’t help. Someone’s gotta design and schedule those “Happy Holidays” posts, people!

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Studying The Transformative Nature of Creativity with Jennie Lobato of drawchange

Jennie Lobato, the founder behind Atlanta’s drawchange, combined her passions to create drawchange, a nonprofit that serves homeless children through the use of art. “I created drawchange from a personal experience of how much the arts helped me as a child and teenager,” she said. “Growing up, I always resorted to the arts to help me make sense of what was going on the world.” Learn how Lobato uses art and perseverance to transform lives.

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Gimme Shelter Ahimsa House Goes Above and Beyond the Material to Deliver the Impossible: Peace of Mind

“The greatest gift is knowing people are safe. Knowing people are surviving and thriving, and really just knowing that, at the end of the day, I’ve done what I can, and if one person is helped, that’s more than enough.” Learn more about Ahimsa House, Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping both the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.

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Tapestri on Ending Violence and Oppression in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

The key components of Tapestri’s services are language and cultural sensitivity pieces. From the outreach materials it distributes to communities, to the classes and talks it conducts at schools and churches, everything that Tapestri does for its clients is done with awareness of and respect for that client’s culture. Learn how Vanisa Tabakovic, Executive Director of Tapestri, is working to end violence and oppression in immigrant and refugee communities.

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Accepting the Reality of Death While Celebrating Life with Ashley Jones of Love Not Lost

Ashley Jones shares that “photography freezes time and allows memories to be preserved” and its tangible results helps those grieving have a way to interact with their loved one after they’re gone. But even before the portrait session starts, those families start the coping process.

Learn how Ashley Jones of Love Not Lost built a community, preserved memories, and helped others take a step in accepting the reality of death while choosing to celebrate life while you have it.

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Dream Warriors Foundation Summer Spark Grant Winners Update

This past summer, Dream Warriors Foundation Spark Grant recipients Jasmine Williams and Dani Brockington shared more about taking their dreams and what pushed them to apply for the Spark Grant. And now, nearly six months later, we’re checking in with these two creatives to learn more about their progress after the grant, first Dani with her multimedia project and then Jasmine as she dives deeper into the art world and finds a key element that transformed her project.

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Meet Kelley Raye: Life Documenter, Entrepreneur, and Future Beyoncé Photographer

“One day...I wanted to quit!” Kelley Raye laughed while explaining how she went from working at a hotel to multiplying her corporate marketing salary by becoming a self-taught, bi-coastal wedding and lifestyle photographer. To date, her work has been featured on E! News and can be gazed at inside the pages of People and Elle Magazine.

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