Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.

Lexi Poer | Travel Content Creator

Parents are children’s first and best teachers, on topics big and small. The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is exposing my kids to travel. We love to traveling with our children and showcasing different communities, ways of living, and people of different backgrounds. Encountering new people and places is a great way to normalize conversations about differences between individuals. It is so important to let kids know that it’s okay to notice skin color, to talk about race, and have questions. As parents, our desire is to make differences normal and most importantly, good! Read more>>

Louis Buralda | Illustrator, Rapper, and Dancer

Creating a foundation and continuing to build off of stable ground is key. It is vital that my son is taken care of in a world he did not ASK to be apart of. Right now I’m in the process of creating children’s books catered to his age group. This will impact him fundamentally and financially in the long run. I love you Phoenix. Just thought I should add that in there. Read more>>

Yen Nacole | Hairstylist

I think the most important thing I’ve done is listening and being able to acknowledge when I’m wrong. I think growing up a lot of us had person who didn’t let us express our opinions or apologize when they were in the wrong. I don’t want my child to be afraid of letting me know how and what she’s feeling . I also want her to know that even as an adult , right is right & wrong is wrong . If there’s something that I know I did wrong I apologize & my child understands the concept of forgiveness. Read more>>

Patricia Hernandez | Muralist, Designer, Artis and public advocator , CEO of “Nuestra Creacion” art show

First of all, this question I hope I am answering to the proper audience, because you can’t fill people’s expectation including the little people. We must be very thoughtful of those moves. Going back to the question are several moves that relates to my mental health sake and my children. How my children have been impacted?. I think by human nature we feel we need a family structure, and my children in our case have been transitioning with this all the time. On the bright side, as an immigrant and mom that unfortunately couldn’t make something in this country. Read more>>