About Us

Daring Discussions launches on Mother’s Day 2017 in memoriam of the original intent of the holiday: a day for women and mothers to work together toward peace.  In the shadows of the Civil War, and the sin of slavery,  women came together to begin to heal a nation. The original intent of the day was to engage women in deliberations toward peace. Laying the groundwork for the abolitionists and suffrage movement. Our work is not yet finished.

Daring Discussions uplifts the work of mothering and calls on ALL those who nurture to continue the work of restoring the fabric of our human relationships. Carrying the torch of those from the past who worked toward peace, we hope this Toolkit helps you navigate Daring Discussions that will bring us closer to a more just country and world.

In honor of our shared American history to engage in difficult conversations for the sake of our collective advancement and to bring us back to the original intention of Mother’s Day, we have built a Toolkit to help those interested in working toward a common ground for the betterment of all.

Thank you, in advance, for being brave and vulnerable. This unique time in history requires that we dig deep into our ancestral roots for inspiration and look to both our friends, and our perceived foes, for the guidance to navigate the collective obstacles we all face.

In Solidarity,

Best,

Sarah Sophie Flicker
Paola Mendoza

Contributions Made By…

Strategic Advisors

  • Bob Bland
  • De’Ara Belanger
  • Meredith Shepard
  • Tanya Selvaratnam

Toolkit

  • Carmen Perez, Author
  • Cassady Fendley, Author
  • Cole B, Advisor
  • Corey S. Kupfer, Author
  • Jenna Arnold, Author
  • Meredith Shepard, Co-Author
  • Move the Crowd
  • Reshma Saujani, Author
  • Rha Goddess, Co-Author
  • Shamil Idriss, Advisor

Cast

  • Baratunde Thurston
  • Carmen Perez
  • Corey Kempster
  • Danielle Sheypuk
  • Dr. Leslie Faerstein
  • Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Linda Sarsour
  • Maryam Turkey
  • Meredith Shepard
  • Michael Skonlik
  • Michela Angela Davis
  • Nelini Stamp
  • Reshma Saujani
  • Rha Goddess
  • Sarah Sofie Flicker
  • Tanya Selvaratnam
  • Teresita Fernandez

Production

  • Paola Mendoza, Director
  • Sarah Sophie Flicker, Creative Director
  • Becky Morrison, Producer (The Light)
  • Rachel Fleit, Producer (KFM)
  • Amber Guyton, Producer (KFM)
  • Sebastian Mylnarski, Director of Photography
  • Monica Palmieri, 1st AD
  • Gloria La Morte, 2nd AD
  • Arina Bleiman, B Camera Operator
  • Nestor Marmol, DIT
  • Natalia Majette, Gaffer
  • Phil Shipman, Sound Mixer
  • Anne Pope, Sound Mixer
  • Dominika Ksel, Sound Intern
  • Jessi Grove, Hair & Makeup Artist
  • Kisha Bari, Still Photographer
  • Julie Platner, Still Photographer
  • Alcee Walker, Production Assistant
  • John J. Goldbeck, Production Assistant
  • Enjelika Anastasopoulos, Production Assistant
  • Reynaldo Alamo, Production Assistant
  • Phrogg Weiss, Production Assistant
  • Winina Lukito, Director's Assistant

Post

  • Brian Crimmins, Sound Mixer & Composer
  • for Guiding Principles
  • Cara Flynn, Producer (Switch FX)
  • Clarissa Blau, Post Producer (Cabiria)
  • Diana Dayrit, Executive Producer (Switch FX)
  • Hazel McKibbin, Editor (Consulate)
  • Jon Magel, Flame Artist (Switch FX)

Distribution & Outreach

  • Alyssa Klien
  • Breanna Butler
  • Catilin Ryan
  • Emma Collum
  • Mariam Ehrari
  • Mrinalini Chakraborty
  • Sophie Ellman-Golan
  • Stephanie Miliano

Design

  • Jenna Arnold
  • Jenai Kavarana

Legal

  • Anjali Kumar

Kindly consider providing your name & email so we can track how many people are engaging with the tool kit and we can send you a follow-up survey.

Thank You!