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. Sara is a public speaker and bipartisan contributor for Fox Business.
After seven years living in Stockholm, Sweden and then London, England, Sara is back in the States, enjoying the seasons in Connecticut, with her Swedish husband, their two sons, and sweet little girl…a Yorkie named Pia. Her first novel, I Always Cry at Weddings (WhiteFire Publishing), is a New York City tale about figuring out your purpose in life and finding love. She’s at work on the sequel.
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.