Two Conferences + Traveling to Haiti


1376627_10151669054530838_978630771_nI have an extremely busy month ahead of me and I am grateful for it. I haven’t traveled outside of the States yet this year. It’s time!

Next week I will attend SwitchPoint, a global health ideas conference that’s put on by IntraHealth and is held every year in quaint Saxapahaw, North Carolina about 20 minutes from Chapel Hill. I was lucky to connect with IntraHealth last year in Tanzania when I traveled there with PSI and Mandy Moore. IntraHealth was also a partner on that trip and does amazing work with health workers in over 90 countries. I’ll be reporting from SwitchPoint as IntraHealth’s guess.

At SwitchPoint, I will be able to indulge in the work I love best; that is listening to change-makers who are thinking critically about ways in which to make the world a better place. It’s amazing how small the global health world is. I will get a chance to meet Lisa Russell and see her speak. I have been connected with Lisa online for a few years. Lisa is a well-known filmmaker who focuses on women and girls’ stories and talks poignantly about storytelling and narratives. It promises to be two amazing days!

Right after Saxapahaw I’ll be off to Haiti to visit women and mothers to hear and tell their stories. And, then after Haiti I will go straight to New York for Moms + Social Good. Let me know if you’ll be there.

May is going to be jam-pack as well where my work will take me to France and Africa. Looking forward to those trips! But first, SwitchPoint! I have to take one day at a time to maximize my brain to do the best work I can and stay in the moment.

I’m excited to get back to work and traveling!

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