Momni Summer Writing Contest

As big as our Momni community is now, it's important to remember that it started with just two special people: Joy Lee and her mother, Mary. Eight years after the pair first started their business, the family business has grown along with its aspirations. From in-shop events, to buzz word fashion shows, to our everyday… Continue reading Momni Summer Writing Contest

Artist in Training

For my whole life I have wanted to be an artist. Matisse prints on my apartment walls and art school google searches in my browsing history, I check out Virginia Wolfe from the library and scribble page after page into an exhausted journal. I lean into the anxious creative inside me between museum walls and… Continue reading Artist in Training

Approval Rating

As a child, I snuck into the kitchen when my parents had friends over. I’d cut bananas and apples, arrange them on a plate, and deliver it, saying “Would you like a fruit plate?” I was precocious and loved the attention. That continued for quite some time, and those impulses linger. Last week, I left… Continue reading Approval Rating

Let’s Get Started

January is one of my favorite months of the year. This sentence might make you skeptical. It's kind of like saying "grey is my favorite color," or "I really love the taste of tofu." You either don't believe me or you think I'm the most boring human you've ever come across. But indulge me for… Continue reading Let’s Get Started

Network Like a Girl

2016 has been well, weird. It was a year of both fruitful personal growth, and global turmoil. For women, it's been especially trying. During a dividing political election and a heartbreaking streak of appalling news headlines, we've all experienced cycles of frustration, hysteria, and humbling humanity. I voted in my first presidential election, got promoted… Continue reading Network Like a Girl

Hurts So Good: Discomfort & the Creative Process

Once, a friend who suffered from severe seasonal affective disorder described his autumn-induced depression as “seeing grey.” He was spot-on. Late last month,I spent two weeks living and working alongside dozens of other artists and writers in a compound in the tiny village of Johnson, Vermont. The first few days felt like living in a… Continue reading Hurts So Good: Discomfort & the Creative Process