Mission Accomplished!
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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. … Continue reading

I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?
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I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?

In preparation for Hillary Clinton’s landslide win on election day, I choreographed “I Am Woman“ by Helen Reddy for my Zumba class. In searching for this feminist anthem on iTunes, I flashed back to my first rock concert (with my divorced-and-discovering-her-power mom), and then stumbled on this generation’s version. When you compare the lyrics to Jordin Sparks’ (yes, highly dance-able) “empowering female … Continue reading

Everyone Loves a Bully!
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Everyone Loves a Bully!

Americans are mystified at how “this” could possibly be happening in America. At how one blustering, irresponsible name-caller could be so loved and revered by his supporters, much less embraced by a major political party that is now feeling sick to its stomach. But we shouldn’t be so surprised. I recently posted this on the Zorgos Reader: … Continue reading

“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal
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“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal

Writing is Healing ~ Writing is Power Writing workshop with Kristen Caven We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, from the personal to the political. This 6-week workshop at The Liminal Center in Oakland provides a structure for both writing through our experiences and learning new ways of being.  Zorgos is esperanto for “I will take … Continue reading

Engage

Read my books | Dance with me | Interview me | Let’s do an event I’m looking for… groups of parents who want to learn how to stop bullying. creative partners for The Souls of Her Feet: a producer, a director, a composer. teaching opportunities at writer’s retreats. (Literary Zumba, anyone?) speaking & storytelling opportunities (bucket list: TED Talk, … Continue reading

Articles & Interviews

Selected Articles & Essays by Kristen Caven Zorgos, A Superpower We Can Teach Kids (excerpt) – Aces Too High September 2017 All American Bully – Kindred Media December 2016 Parenting’s Troubled History (excerpt) – ACES Too High October 2016 Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother – The Good Men Project, May 2016 Take a Walk … Continue reading

Conversations

Kristen’s readings, presentations, and seminars all inspire juicy conversations. Topics include: The Flourishing Artist Seminars A creative and personal growth activator with wrap-around support for artists and writers of all disciplines. Three months of bi-weekly seminars, work retreat time, relaxation and networking, guest speakers, and a public showcase. Learn more here. Beyond Bullying Kristen gives positive parenting presentations at … Continue reading