Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is celebrating her 12th year of blogging! Her art and crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Michaels. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books, including Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing and the novels, Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing. She has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. Kathy lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and four Chihuahuas. Her mission is to spread positivity through creativity.
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Lea Webb is an award-winning activist, working to bridge the gap between local and state government to bring about positive change in her community. Her greatest achievement includes being the first and youngest African American representative on the Binghamton City Council. She is the Managing Principal at Webb Consulting, whose mission is to provide expertise training and strategy development for public and private organizations in order to maximize positive community impact.
Ms. Webb previously worked as a community organizer with Citizen Action of NY where she coordinated the Health Care for All New York Racial/Ethnic Disparities Task Force in addition to other issues such as quality education and green jobs to name a few.
She has worked for the last several years on food insecurity issues in the community. Recently, Lea brought together public and private partnerships to address a 15 year food desert in her district by securing plans for a grocery store. She has also developed legislation on community food systems, supported community gardens, urban farms, and farmer’s markets that are assisting in “turning food deserts into food oasis.” In addition, she has led her city’s effort in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Cities and Towns” initiative.
She is a member of the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, whose aim is to develop community based strategies to address childhood obesity in Broome County. She was recognized as one of tomorrow’s leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project, and was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga NAACP for her significant contributions to her community.
Kathy is a Domestic Engineer with three children (two here and one in Heaven) finding joy in the journey after dealing with secondary infertility and loss for five years. She has been blogging at Bereaved and Blessed (formerly Four of a Kind) since 2007.
Kathy is a wounded healer who is passionate about helping others that have also struggled with infertility and loss. She is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor and teaches classes part time. Kathy loves to exercise, run, and practice yoga, all of which have been very therapeutic for her over the years.
Diane Cu is a professional photographer, stylist and filmaker based in Los Angeles. Fueled by her love of local culture and a home cooked meal, she loves sharing stories of amazing people from her travels. Diane's advertising and editorial work can be found in Oprah Winfrey Network, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, Cooking Channel, Sunset Magazine and published cookbooks. She co-writes the food & photography blog WhiteOnRiceCouple.com. and is co-founder of EvoMultimedia.com