Author Sara Goff spent seven years as a New York City fashion designer and merchandiser before leaving her career to make a difference in the world. She founded the global educational charity Lift the Lid, Inc. in 2010, which supports underprivileged schools and encourages young people to exercise their creative expression through writing.
Sara attended Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received two fellowships to Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and Nairobi, Kenya. While living in Manhattan, she especially loved her work as a writing instructor for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers Workshop, founded by author Ian Frazier, and for The National Arts Club’s creative writing program for students. She has been a guest speaker in colleges and inner-city high schools.
In 2019, Sara started an organization for political wellness and effective communication called Bridging Minds. Her active online discussion group of over 2300 members and 53,000 followers — a positive place to share perspectives and compare facts — represents voices across America. Her novel “I Always Cry at Weddings” (WhiteFire Publishing, 2015) is a New York City tale about figuring out your purpose in life and finding love.
Women of Bridging Minds are changing the current toxic political climate by discussing the tough topics with Reason, Respect, and a Responsibility for our words. As we gain the attention of our leaders and show them that we can put people before the parties that divide us, we start to create a larger, healthier middle-ground.
Above all, we appreciate that America is a country of different opinions, races, religions, and social and economic backgrounds–and we’re taking decisive action to show that we can respectfully work together.