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Laura Cococcia

Beyond Imagination: FIGMENT Unites Local Artists for Community Impact

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.22.2011 | New York
Laura Cococcia

What do you get when you combine art and imagination and use its power to cultivate community and impact society?

Feminist Summer Camp: The Next Wave of Real-Time Activism

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, two inspiring feminist activists whose words have change the world in stunning ways.

The Book of (Even More) Awesome Celebrates the Simplicity of Living Well

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Laura Cococcia

I spent a week with the book, opening it once a day to a random page and reading from there. 350 entries later, I have a dog-eared tome of favorites that I know will serve me well.

Worth Kitchen Brings Back the Art of the Dinner Party

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York
Laura Cococcia

Worth Kitchen invites small intimate groups of strangers on Thursday evenings to dine, chat, and enjoy the experience of unique community in that equalizing way that only food can create.

Afghan Women's Writing Project Gives Voice Without Censorship

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

Volunteer teachers staff the project and instruct Afghan women online. A few months ago, I joined as a writing tutor and had the opportunity to hear powerful stories while working with program participants on new pieces.

The Soulful Pop Songstress: Interview With Jen Hirsh

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Cococcia

As I listened to Jen Hirsh's newly released album, I heard the influences of Natalie Merchant and a sprinkle of Sarah McLachlan, with some Sufjan Stevens and a splash of Bob Dylan.

Lies My Mother Never Told Me: Interview with Kaylie Jones

Laura Cococcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Cococcia

Kaylie Jones' most recent novel, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, is a memoir that candidly and gracefully discusses her story to find her own voice.