Alexis Kanda-Olmstead (AKO)
Hello and welcome to AKO Collective! I am so excited to meet you. With the conviction that the world needs brave women, I invite you to join me.
Started as a mommy blog, my work now encompasses women’s leadership workshops, mother-daughter art classes, women’s group coaching and a number of other creative ventures.
Outside of AKO Collective, I work at a dreamy job, raise two children to be amazing humans, and live in partnership with my husband of almost seventeen years.
All of that sounds really perfect, but it’s not. I get through with strong coffee and a glass of red wine every night.
I am a lover of books, Beyonce, reclaimed wood, sketch pads 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 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
- Broken Wings Make Broken Women (Or perhaps it is the other way around?)
- Remind Me to Start a Revolution about that Next Time