The Importance of &

The ampersand’s (&) origins date back to 1st A.D. and appeared in our English language in the 19th century to mean “and.” It actually evolved from the Latin word et which means ‘and’. Interestingly, the character itself came from connecting the e and t, to be what we now see it as today – &. […]

Developing Friendships and Defying Stereotypes

As this year’s conference host, I’ve found myself in a new situation—developing friendships. When I think about my adult life, I’ve established far fewer relationships than in my childhood.  I didn’t set out looking for these relationships. In fact, I was simply trying to put together a roster full of speakers that were inspiring. Yet, […]