Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Creativity Facilitator

Lisa A Kramer

I am an author, speaker, creativity facilitator, and theatre artist who believes that creativity is the secret ingredient to making a more just world.

As a writer, I write books that inspire me, and hopefully inspire others. I write the books I want to read. That said, while I may not stick to a specific genre--there are some common themes to my work. In my writing you will find:
  • stories and messages that empower women and girls (including trans) 
  • a belief in the power of creative action and collaboration
  • a touch of magic
  • an embrace of diversity
  • a worldview that advocates for social justice, collaboration, and hope

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An Invitation to Collaborate

An Invitation to Collaborate
Mar 27, 2023 by Lisa A Kramer

Hello Creative Collaborators!

You are receiving this because I’ve either already approached you about this project, or I know your work and would love for you to be involved. If you are not interested, please just let me know and I will remove you from this list (or you can unsubscribe yourself, of course).

I apologize in advance for the length of this letter. I simply want you to have as much information as possible.

I am writing because of a dream. For those of you who know me, I am always a big dreamer. This dream, however, is kind of the fruition of the past few years of my life, as I have started reinventing myself and finding new ways to create and collaborate.

I would like to invite you to contribute to an anthology I have begun working on called:

Reclaiming Goddesses: How to Bring the World into Balance

Recreating the Economy

Recreating the Economy
Mar 26, 2023 by Lisa A Kramer
I have been thinking a lot about money lately. 

I have also been thinking a lot about dreams and goals.

The problem is, that it sometimes feels like you can't have one without the other, and unfortunately we live in a world where the money often comes first. I want to change that so much. Dreams and goals should not only be available to those who can afford them. 

I took a scary (for me) leap yesterday , and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to publish my book RE-CREATING THE WORLD: THE POWER OF COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY. 

Why was it scary? Because its hard for me to ask for help, especially in the form of money.  I struggle with feelings of failure when I realize that I am not financially secure. I sometimes fall into that gremlin-filled wormhole that tells me I haven't been
doing enough . . . working hard enough . . . creating a platform big enough. . . . being enough enough. 

Celebrating a Commitment to Creativity

Celebrating a Commitment to Creativity
Mar 22, 2023 by Lisa A Kramer
I wrote a book.

That's probably not a surprise, but the thing is that I finished the first draft in 2020. Then, I gave up on myself. I thought the book was good and had potential. It is a book that truly represents me and my goals for the future. But I let my gremlins talk me out of it, so the book simply sat there being sad. 
A hand drawn gremlin saying mean things to a person crouched in front of it.
Gremlin of Doubt

 I couldn't face the fear of rejection, of not doing it right, of not finding an agent, of being completely wrong about my own work. I was mired in the world which believed that the only legitimate books were traditionally published, and that I would never find that perfect agent who could get me the perfect publishing deal. 

Of course, I realize, you can never find them if you don't try. Still a part of me didn't want to try.


When You Open to Possibility

When You Open to Possibility
Mar 10, 2023 by Lisa A Kramer

Being Open to Possibilility Means that Possibilities Open Up

It always amazes me how a shift in mindset opens up new possibilities. 

I know that there a many coaches and thought leaders out there talking about manifesting your desires, dreams, money. While I do believe that the energy of the universe works with us, I also struggle with this concept.

Why? Because if things don't happen quickly, or to the extent that these coaches often promise, then it becomes "you didn't believe enough," or "you used the wrong words," or anything that shifts the blame to you rather than to their methods and practices.

For this reason, when I help people access their creativity I don't promise that they will become rich and famous. I know that, by allowing themselves to be more open and playful with their lives and their dreams, the possibility of more things open up.

How do I know this? Because it's happening to me right now!!!

International Women's Day: Why All Women Should Be Celebrated

International Women's Day: Why All Women Should Be Celebrated
Mar 08, 2023 by Lisa A Kramer
On International Women's Day, we celebrate women.

"It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political." (United Nations)

I think it's wonderful to celebrate women on this day. I love seeing all the posts about women who have done amazing things. Women who have broken the glass ceiling. Women who are fighting for social and environmental justice every single day. The stories are inspirational and filled with hope.

But there is also something missing. We need to celebrate the women whose voices have been silenced.