"I know for sure that I don't want to live a shut-down life—desensitized to feeling, seeing and the possibility of experiencing joy on every level. I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible."
More than 3,000 women with great ideas applied for the first-ever O-White House Leadership Project contest. The 80 winners got to attend an inspiration-packed three-day program, with coaching by some of the top women trailblazers in the country.
Poet Edward Hirsch, author of Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, shares the story of how his grandfather inspired his interested in poetry and why he was determined to make it his life's purpose despite fierce opposition.