October 23, 2019

As I sit to write this while listening to the Costco on hold music as I schedule my annual eye doctor exam and decide to open a piece of mail that's been sitting on my desk since yesterday, I remember to stop, breathe, and do one thing at a time.

I haven't written a blo...

August 15, 2019

I think it was some kind of sign from the universe that Arielle started this project around the same time that I became pregnant with my first child.  When a woman knows she's going to carry another human, I think she imagines the countless ways that this little creatu...

June 17, 2019

UPDATED!  Check this out:

We were so proud to be invited to show The Story of Michael D. McCarty at the San Francisco Black Film Festival on June 15 & 16, for two screenings!

It was a whirlwind of a weekend - so many films, so many people coming and going -  but with Mic...

June 11, 2019

What does it mean to be whole?  To be part of something important, to find adventure, to feel love? 

The Mystic Soul Project's mission is to engage the wisdom, teaching, resources, and voices of People of Color at the intersections of spirituality, activism and healing....

June 3, 2019

On May 22, about 265 people - family members, passersby, very old friends & brand new friends - gathered at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center to watch the first film in the Belonging in the USA series, a story of the effervescent stor...

February 7, 2019

Just by being yourself, you are worthy of love & belonging.

One of our most uplifting, motivating, inspiring talks.

Lizi Oceransky is a Professional Certified Coach and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and the official co-translator of Brené Brown's Daring Greatly™ cu...

January 18, 2019

 We are thrilled to announce that the first film of our Belonging series, which features Michael D. McCarty, has been selected for the Pan African Film & Arts Festival!

"Not only are we the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America, but PAFF-LA is the...

December 3, 2018

I first learned about Alicia Partnoy and Antonio Leiva almost 10 years ago. I was at a dinner at a friend of a friend's apartment around the holidays, and I was telling them about the documentary I was working on about the military dictatorship during the late 70's/ear...

November 19, 2018

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Raising funds for a project can be daunting! We were lucky to be joined by Marlis Jansen, CEO of The Money Conversation, to discuss successful fundraising strategies and some of the internal work that us creatives must do before we...

November 19, 2018

At some point in most interviews, I am in the position of asking people to open up and talk about some kind of trauma.  I am not a trauma therapist or any other kind of therapist. Luckily, I have a dear friend who is, and a good therapist of my own to boot. I also have...

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