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Featured Facilitator: Allegra

1) What made you interested in serving as a facilitator for a Braid team? After meeting several colleagues who came through the foster system and discussing some...

Why We Walk

We are walking because Braid started five years ago this month as a challenge. As we celebrate this milestone, this walk is symbolic of Braid’s earliest days,...

Transforming Pain

This has been a sad and scary week in America. Like many of you, I have been feeling helpless in the face of so much violence and...

Building Trust

Building trust simply takes time. I know this in my head: we say this in every Braid training and reinforce it over and over to almost all...

With Gratitude for the Caregiver

On three separate occasions this week I have been reminded of one of the great privileges that we are allowed as Braid, whether as mentors, facilitators or...

Finding the Forest

Remember that old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? I was reminded of that last week, as we stepped away for...

Witnessing Joy

Our visit to San Francisco State University last week was awesome and made even better by two factors. The first was the brilliance of our two guides,...

I Am Here

This year I am making an effort to be more present. The most recent issue of my college’s alumnae magazine featured a writing professor and the seminar...

Being An Agent of Agency

Whereas around 30% of the general population has attained a Bachelors degree, only 2.5% of foster youth have attained the same degree. In her doctoral dissertation, “Narratives...

The Residue of Tragedy

This has been a haunting week in the Bay Area. As death tolls mount in the worst wildfire in California history, we have been reminded of its...