Bread and Salt

or in other words, welcome.  When I began the Enrichment Project in 2011, creativity meant performing.  By pestering a group of other talented women, I hoped to “just figure this creativity thing out” in about a year or so.  We sat down to meals, exchanged bread and salt, and then the real stories began to emerge.

I was so woefully unprepared for the transformations that would follow, but I am overjoyed by the discovery of radical rituals that have changed my understanding of what it means to live a creative life.

“Everyone will find someone in this book who could be a mentor.”

Natalie Brown, Director of The Phantom Circus, and Enrichment Project Participant


“If someone feels they’ve been stuck in a box, maybe they’ll read this and see it doesn’t need to be an either/or. Hopefully, someone struggling will find the courage to do something with her passion, to write her story and know it’s creative. To win that creativity, daily. Maybe some accountant, some spreadsheet-lover, will read this and see that she ‘is too’ creative.”

DeAnna Freeman, American Tribal Style® Belly ​Dance
and Yoga instructor with Prana Dance Company, and Enrichment Project Participant