Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

Joined Oct 2010
  • Community Mentor
  • Encourager
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Bio

About Me

A huge cornucopia of possibilities has fallen into my lap as I Listen to the women of the world through World Pulse! Born in Salem, Massachusetts, I spent my childhood in the New Hampshire countryside, experiencing sisterhood as the youngest of three daughters, each with our own dad-built tree house. I will forever treasure the particular magnificence of all-girl, tree-house, tea parties. Perhaps because my imagination and creativity were allowed to flourish throughout my young life, by early adulthood I realized I’d been put on this earth to follow my own path, rather than someone else’s. I then studied theater, classical ballet, music, writing and, more recently, the Art of Empowerment. From 1995-2008 I wrote, produced and directed family entertainment, coaching my students to find their own power by, ‘conquering,’ an audience. As a result of experiencing breast cancer, I created and performed a one-woman show, in order to provide information, humor, support and comfort to women with cancer. This led to keynote, motivational speaking. In 2005 I graduated from the Empowerment Institute and have since led numerous empowerment workshops for young women. My current works, both written and spoken, focus on leadership through empowerment. In 2012, having attended The New Seminary in New York City, I was ordained as an Interfaith minister in order to pursue both crisis and search & rescue ministry. During my seminary years I was a United Nations delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women, and I was also invited to apply for a mentorship with World Pulse. I believe I may have saved my own life, more than once, by clinging to my sense of humor. Having remained standing in the face of some very strong winds, I now consider it a privilege to guide others to empowerment. . . . and I believe that dogs -- and all animals -- are divine beings, sent to show us how to be more loving. Kindness, animals, the ocean, family, friends, empowering others, music, laughter and sugar are facets of my Heaven on earth. Practicing detached compassion is my challenge. Empowerment, Interfaith Ministry, Creative Writing, Humor, Animal Advocacy . . . these are some of my skills.

My Vision

A world where humans are kind to all living creatures including each other.

Interests

Economic PowerEnvironmentHealthHuman RightsLeadership

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Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on VOF 2016: Personal & community resource am most proud of. Mar 31, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on My Elevator Pitch:Overcoming Menstrual Taboos To Empower Young Women Mar 31, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on US/CAMEROON: I Was a Rejected Teen Mother; Now I’m a Role Model Mar 31, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on My Elevator Pitch Mar 28, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Searching for Services Mar 16, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on The official launching of World Pulse Sub Sahara Africa Group Mar 13, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Reflections on the Empowerment model Mar 13, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Sharing some Inspiration with you Mar 05, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on The Frontlines of My Life: Empowering Girls to Stay on Track in School and Reach Their Potential Mar 03, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on My Assets Map Mar 01, 2016 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Welcome To The Technology and Innovation Group Sep 18, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on You're invited to a free online workshop: Self Care for Volunteers Jul 03, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Meet the New World Pulse Community Champions Jan 23, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Getting to know the person selling an item to you in a market, whether you're in Thailand, Ecuador, or in between... Jan 19, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on A Japanese term Wabi-Sabi Jan 19, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Introducing myself and my journal: Sonhar Sem Limites Jan 19, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on Tailoring tales Jan 19, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on They Went to School and Never Came Back Jan 18, 2015 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on "...leaning in to hear the invitation..." Nov 23, 2014 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby commented on A Love Poem Aug 31, 2014 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby loved Domestic Violence in Childhood: How the Devil is Reproduced and Repeated Apr 15, 2014 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby loved Leashing Us Softly Dec 18, 2012 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby loved STOP THE RAPES NOW! Is anybody listening ? Oct 19, 2012 Sarah Whitten-Grigsby loved Salutations and respect for all women in VOF Aug 10, 2012