Women over 40 are poised to be one of the most powerful U.S. demographics

Stats about women over 40

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Women over 40 have more power — at home, at work, in politics, in the world — than ever before.  That’s one of the key takeaways from a recent survey of 500 women over 40. We were already feeling confident about middle age women’s power — Jumble & Flow’s raison d’être — but what we […]

Want career fulfillment? First you need to answer this critical question.

Bernie Frazier Women in Tech St. Louis

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Do you want to overcome career boredom, burnout, and frustration? Do you want to find a career path that’s more fulfilling, challenging, or in line with your values? Who doesn’t, right? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. The good news is you can do something about […]

‘Two of the gifts of age are wisdom and not giving so many f***s’

Dixie Laite for Jumble & Flow

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I have a number of favorite people, but Dixie Laite is hands-down at the top of the list. I’ve thought of Dixie, now 58, as a mentor ever since she welcomed me with open arms when I arrived as a fresh-off-the-boat Midwesterner in New York in my early 30s.  We’d originally met through my old […]

No more faking the funk: Our cofounder turns her back on Silicon Valley startup culture

Candice Nobles Alamo Square Park

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“No one expected me to be Black,” says Candice Nobles, reflecting on the day she arrived for her first day on the job at a San Francisco software company in 2002.  This was the pre-Zoom era — she landed her marketing role through phone interviews while living in Chicago. “It was hilarious,” Candice says. “The […]

‘Cancer has a way of saying you can do whatever the hell you want’

Kirsten Johnson Cancer Survivor

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This was Kirsten Johnson’s life in 2016 when she battled stage 3B inflammatory breast cancer. She’s pictured here with her stepdaughter, Claire (now 17), the daughter of her now ex-husband, and her daughter James, now 6. Being a cancer patient / self-employed / single mom is no fucking joke.” You can count on Kirsten Johnson […]

How to return to college after 40

Olga Rosales Salinas Graduation Picture

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You can learn so much from living 40 years. I’ve learned that the choices I made in my 20s and 30s can change the course of life in a way that we simply can’t imagine until we turn 40.  The choice that I made in my 20s to not attend college straight after high school […]

Instagram ‘activism’ and a most surreal week

One Line, digital drawing by Jen Hewett

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(One Line, digital drawing by Jen Hewett) This article was republished with permission from artist Jen Hewett. It originally appeared here on Jen Hewett’s blog. On June 3, I received a text from my friend, the art director, illustrator, and writer (and Black Brunch Club founder) George McCalman. “Jennifer,” he asked, “what is happening?” For the past few days, […]

Marissa Huber shows how to live life your way, with ‘time chunking’

Marissa Huber at Alt Summit in March 2020

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Sometimes frustration is the best medicine for change — at least, that was the case for Marissa Huber. In 2015, at 38, the artist got so annoyed with people saying she’d have no time for herself once she became a parent that she “unintentionally built a community of creatives” to talk about it.  That accidental […]

RIP George Floyd: This is how Chicago artists honor his name in street art

Together We Stand BLM art Chicago

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Chicago artists are creating beautiful work to honor and remember George Floyd. We took these photos in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood on June 9, 2020, shortly before Floyd was laid to rest next to his mother in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Black Lives Matter, biracial identity, and the feeling of jeopardy that comes with systemic change

Amy Cuevas Schroeder Martin Cuevas

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You’re probably feeling a jumble of emotions right now: anger, fear, confusion. Maybe you’re thinking, “What should I do now?” or “How can I help?”  We’re right there with you. Over the weekend, I tried to pull back tears while reading about peaceful protests turning violent. I couldn’t stop crying until I talked about what […]