"LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, our program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFESTs to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as our main beneficiary - Breast Cancer Fund." (Excerpt from the #LUNAFEST webpage.)
When LUNA Bar e-mailed me to ask me to write a post about #LUNAFEST and think about the women game-changers in my life, I was excited and new exactly who I would write about: my mom. My mom homeschooled me and my four siblings all the way through college. While my dad worked she would chauffeur us to and from piano lessons, soccer practices, drama classes, friends houses, on our paper routes... anywhere we needed to go my mom drove us, and I never heard her complain. Not even once. She gave me more than my education. She taught me the value of family, the virtue of patience, and the act of selflessness and generosity. She is truly the most kind and positive person I know.