Alexis Kanda-Olmstead (AKO)
Hello and welcome! With the conviction that the world needs brave women, I invite you to join me on this journey.
I designed AKO Collective to support women who want to move into their Brave Space. I do this primarily through in-person workshops, online learning experiences, and social media.
My blog is a creative place where I write about whatever is present for me at the moment. Life as a mother, my identity as a newly-hatched activist, and reflections on my past experiences.
With my husband of seventeen years, I try really hard to raise two children to be amazing humans. I’d like to say we’re doing a good job of this, but they definitely watch too much television, bathe infrequently and hear me drop a few swear words here and there.
It’s a busy and meaningful life, but not a perfect life. I get through with soy lattes and a glass of wine every night.
I am a lover of books, Beyonce, Target, journals and really sharp #2 pencils. Women entrepreneurs fascinate me, so you’ll often find me wandering around locally-owned businesses for inspiration.
I don’t have any hobbies per se, unless you count trying to change the world. If I could be anyone, I would be Wonder Woman, just with a lot more clothes on.
My writing is a great way to get to know me, so I’ve listed below some of my favorite pieces.
- Making Friends With This Body
- Marital Advice No One Gives You
- Remind Me to Start a Revolution about that Next Time
I’ve also made a few presentations here and there.
The Answer Better Be YES: 5 Questions to Ask before Launching a Diversity Strategy