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Chaka Khan's Safari Nights at Henson Studios

Hayden Bixby | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Hayden Bixby

I dare you to say "Chaka Khan" without also saying, at least in your mind, "let me rock you, that's all I wanna do." If you were even remotely aware o...

Dwyane Wade, The President, and the Men of Cura

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

Dwyane Wade's Vogue feature reminded me that, collectively, Cura's male mentors give our children a gift to which all children should be entitled -- and which all mothers should be able to take for granted.

Superheroes Among Us

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

The official Real Life Superhero do-gooders have hometowns as geographically diverse as Boston (Civitron) and Los Angeles (Ragensi) and "southeastern Minnesota" (Geist); maybe there's one in your town?

Nonprofit Paddle Boarding

Hayden Bixby | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

Nonprofit work is not significantly backed by public policy and relies entirely on the work of volunteers. The needs we're trying to address are enormous, and the people whose lives are most affected by our work are also those who live on the most precarious edges of our global society.

Global Souls At The Rose Parade

Hayden Bixby | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

I have recently realized that my US passport might be my most essential possession -- especially as I get older.

Contemplating Disappointment

Hayden Bixby | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

It is precisely when a child's independence asserts itself most strongly that he or she needs the most loving and careful guidance but what happens when your commitment is to 50 kids, and one insists on an alternative path?

Lessons in Motherhood From Kenya

Hayden Bixby | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

I'm learning about motherhood from these women who take this work as a matter of course. I bring my own mothering self to the work I do in Cura.