A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet the incredible faces behind the incredibly important work being done at Mindbridge in Portland. If you are not familiar with their work, let me take a minute to fill you in, because what they are doing is so important, and they do it so well. Mindbridge is a non-profit, focusing their time and energy on connecting the science of psychological and neurobiological knowledge, working to eliminate racism, recognize human rights, and heal and center marginalized voices through science based conversation, research, and education. Their work with schools, the government, and the public is focused on helping people recognize and understand their bias and attitudes around minority rights and discrimination, and provides education and opportunities to advocate for each other and civil rights.
Over the past year or so, I have had the extreme pleasure of getting to know Laura, the founder and head of Mindbridge. Our daughters are friends at school, and through the kids, our families have connected. I always enjoy her company and am constantly impressed with her dedication to her important work. When she reached out asking if I would be interested in taking headshots of her crew, I was so excited, and I met all of them at their office in Portland. The gorgeous stairway of their downtown building was a perfect backdrop for these six individuals – all of whom totally blew me away with their positive energy, kind personalities, and strong desire to change the world.
Many thanks to Laura for inviting me into this side of her world for a few hours, and here’s a huge high five to all of these amazing individuals for the work they do to make this world a better place.