Cinderella and Human Rights

I have been focused on two things, lately: The re-launch of my book, The Souls of Her Feet as the first edition of the Fairytale Reality Project, and Every Man, Woman and Child, a world party focused on teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through music. What on earth do these two things have to […]

I am not a brand.

To be a successful writer (or artist, or anything that involves money, relationship, or consistency), we are now supposed to think of ourselves as a brand. For years I have helped other artists and creatives to try to craft their image, but I can’t seem to do it for myself. And the poet and the […]

Writing Well

Kristen Caven is devoted to writing well: in the sense of excellence of expression—and also for wellness, for healing, to make sense of and straighten out a broken world full of broken minds. Notoriously Prolific and facile, Kristen writes books, blogs, short stories, articles, essays, cartoons and comics, plays, marketing copy, slogans, newsletters, manifestos, bad jokes, bylaws, musicals, specializing […]

A Variety of Voices

Whereas other writers and artists choose to hone a single medium, genre, style, or sentiment, Kristen’s outpouring is defined by variety as well as quality. She has a “Generous Muse” and considers herself a “Liberal Artist” in every sense: Liberal as in free-thinking, liberal as in bountiful, and liberal as in having to do with books. A degree in […]

Whispers to Shouts

Year One of #45 was a year of whispered words being spoken, amplified, then shouted out loud. A year ago, I felt nervous calling the new Resident a BULLY. But on inauguration day (which was HUGE), we all came together and said PUSSY out loud on the streets. For months we watched this authoritarian authority […]

The Fountain of YOU…

Kick off your 2018 with inspiration and energy…Come check out my KEYNOTE speech for Wellness Week at The Bellevue Club this Sunday! 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 KEYNOTE: Sunday, January 7th, 5:30p.m. $10 donation • No-Host Cocktails from 5:00 pm• Free Parking  The Fountain of Youth is a myth that spans centuries, cultures and […]

Mission Accomplished!

We have completed our giveaway of 3,000 copies of The Bullying Antidote! After two years connecting with dozens of Oakland organizations, we put the last 800 copies of the books directly into the hands of Oakland parents at a Back to School Rally. The word “Zorgos” was on everyone’s lips, thanks to a new acrostic that teaches positive parenting philosophy. […]

What’s a Creative Convivium?

Why, I am SO glad you asked! An ancient Roman convivium was a special gathering to eat, drink, and hold conversation, with the host inviting interesting people to speak or perform. Kind of like a symposium but more convivial? I’m throwing one. Very soon. And it is going to be fabulous! The venue is the […]

The Flourishing Artist LAUNCH!

This summer, I am thrilled to present a new creative effort that goes to another level. It’s not theater, it’s not literature, it’s not a performance: it’s YOU. I woke up one morning and realized the people who are most attracted to my literary works and death-defying creative efforts are the coolest people in the world. […]

On Mack Trucks and Magical Thinking

It’s Earth Day 2017 and I’m not marching; I’m meditating. As President Twit and his handlers summarily and systematically dismantle decades of incremental progress forward, we have all been struck with a feeling of violent unreality. It’s been like being hit, in slow motion, by a Mack Truck. And I know, because that happened to me. […]