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Women Like Me
Two Adventure Divas set out to be the first black woman to travel to every country in the world. 55-year-old Woni Spotts did it without sharing it on the internet, while Jessica Nabongo is still very much in the throes of her own adventure but closing in on the finish line (visiting country 189 of 195 as I write this) and sharing it online. If your adventure isn’t documented on the internet, did it really happen? 2019/08/07 - Two Adventure Divas set out to be the first black woman to travel to every country in the world. 55-year-old Woni Spotts did it without sharing it on the internet, while Jessica Nabongo is still very much in the throes of her own adventure but closing in on the finish line (visiting country 189 of 195 as I write this) and sharing it online. Both of these women are deliciously present in every way that counts. Why, then, was there such a ruckus about one doing it unplugged? ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ
Kiva Diva Field Report: Sandra in Haiti - November 20, 2016 Field Report: Sandra rebuilt her Haiti workshop & hired 5 people! 2016/11/20 - It's always exciting when we receive a field report on one of the women that we have invested in through the "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project. This one is especially cool because it comes from the entrepreneur herself! Back in October 2014 we helped an artist named Sandra rebuild her workshop in Haiti after her entire shop was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It's a relief that this report comes in on the heels of yet another natural disaster in Haiti, the recent hurricane, and that it finds Sandra safe and well. Yet more great news? She not only used the Kiva loan we helped provide to rebuild her shop, but actually created jobs for 5 more people! Watch and share her inspiring story. Sandra has been making and selling different kinds of scarves and sarongs since 1980. Here's a bit more about our original investment in this wonderful artist back in 2014. ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ

Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not. We’re working to change the story.

J. K. Rowling's inspiring commencement address to Harvard University graduates, June 5, 2008 J. K. Rowling on the Power of Failure and Imagination 2016/03/31 - As adventure divas we may be faced with similar fears: we're too old, we don't have enough money, we don't have enough courage. These old scripts that we read from don't serve us well. They become self-limiting beliefs, blocking the way to living our fullest lives. How can we possibly have great adventures when we are faced with such daunting challenges? The power of two simple words -- "what if?" -- become wonderfully apparent when we look at the incredible journeys of other women who are just like us, and who have shaped inspiring adventures in spite of those challenges. When I say "women just like us" we might not think of those who have eclipsed any sense of what our own "normal" might be. We might assume that people in positions of power, or lifestyles of privilege or status, are people to whom we could not possibly relate; and in doing so miss the lessons of kindred spirits whose paths started out very much like our own. One of those souls is author J.K. Rowling, one of the richest women in the world, and certainly one of the most renowned in our time. Would you be surprised to learn… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ
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Lab Experiment - Dreamcasting - Dream Boards LAB EXPERIMENT | Dreamcasting. The power of imagining “What if …?” through a vision board. 2020/02/09 - Visualization is a powerful launchpad for our most improbable dreams! There are a handful of simple tools that make it ease to create "Vision Boards," also known as "Dream Boards," tucking in pictures and ideas and resources to help us move ever closer to bringing even the most epic adventures to life. It's the power of imagining "What if ...?" in glorious colour! In this lab experiment, we'll be using Pinterest to create a Dream Board for one (or more!) of those improbable dreams. If you don't have an account already, it's easy to sign up. If you do, then you already know how easy it is to set up a new board to begin curating our "happily ever after ..." ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ
The Fairy Godmother Economy | A Scouting Party SCOUTING PARTY | The Fairy Godmother Economy 2020/02/09 - At the digital kitchen table, we are often only one elbow away from someone who has an idea or resources to help move us one step closer to our improbable dream! The “Fairy Godmother Economy” Scouting Party is an invitation to explore the value of the currency of influence. How can we each put our networks to work for each other, and by doing so, help ourselves? Know-how, experiences, people that we know are all potential rocket fuel that can help others move the dial on fulfilling their own dreams. ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ
Adventure Portals | Atlas Obscura Adventure Portal | Atlas Obscura 2019/07/12 - About Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura is an online magazine and travel company led by American journalist David Plotz. It was founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The editorial articles comprise a mixture of feature and news articles on topics including history, science and food, in addition to travel and exploration, as well as hosting a collaborative, definitive guide to the world's most obscure places.  (SOURCE: Wikipedia ) Click here to learn more about Atlas Obscura in their own words. Why We Love It Atlas Obscura is a treasure-chest full of fresh, hyper-local adventures every day. The web site is well laid-out, with large print and easy-to-find stories. One of the best things about this portal is that the adventures are submitted by it's users, and curated to ensure accuracy and relevance. There is no cost to participate and guests can save their favourite foods and destinations to plot out future adventures. The experiences are some of my most unique and compelling you'll find anywhere. Perfect for finding last-minute micro-adventures in your area. Waypoints ⯈ Portal:  https://www.atlasobscura.com/ ⯈ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/atlasobscura ⯈ Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user6438143 ⯈ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura ⯈… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ

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How do I revive my sense of adventure? Good Question! Death by a thousand cuts. Where adventure goes to die and how we can revive it again. 2020/02/09 - The death of adventure rarely happens quickly through a single, mortal blow. It’s often the result of a slow destruction of hope and purpose through the cumulative effects of many different things over time. What makes a dream improbable? What are the things in our life that make us believe this is so? How can we tackle knocking these down? How can we activate a network of “fairy godmothers” to help with that and for whom we can do the same? One of our very first Scouting Parties is an invitation to explore some of the things that get in the way of having adventures. Join in on the quest to understand both the physical and emotional barriers that sometimes stand between us and that epic soul trek we yearn to embark on. Ask questions. Tell stories. Share resources and ideas, all in an effort to confront the roadblocks, real and imagined, so we can start kicking them down, one-by-one. After all, you're here to have an adventure! ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ
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