Welcome to the new Brenda Leifso site. I’m so glad you’re here, because I know that means you believe stories matter –
Because stories map new worlds and possibilities.
Because stories reach us in darkness. Because change is possible.
And it’s all so simple.
Like me, you’ve likely felt like you’re a compass endlessly spinning around and around and around.
You struggle to reconcile all the things you are, what you care about, and what breaks you apart.
One night, after a day spent tracking news stories for the NGO with whom I work — stories on children living on garbage dumps, of women being burned alive in garment factories in South Asia – I realized that as a writer, editor, and a person with a heart –
I needed to help make change and meaning in the world.
To speak up for beauty. To speak up for truth and for the right of every person to lead a life of dignity.
If you’re here, I know that’s your goal, too.
how do I do this how can we create this change together?
- we can bring your story out into the world. It can be a book, an e-book, a website. But whatever the project, we both have to believe in its power and beauty.
- you can send me suggestions for meaning-full books to review. You can read my reviews, contribute your own review, and spread the word.
- when the time is right, we can bring into existence a project-for-which-I-dare-not-yet-speak-its-name that I hope will create real, direct change in the world.
Because together we can be explorers, map-makers, boundary breakers and legacy makers.