With everything going on in the world right now, we at Kikori know that it's important to practice appreciation - and to do that, I want to share our appreciation for one of the Appreciation Living Legends - Marilyn Levin.
Marilyn, a fellow Social Worker and University of New Hampshire graduate (!), is a social entrepreneur focused on catalyzing the global transformation that is underway. Marilyn met us through the SINE network and immediately began supporting Kikori as a way to spread experiential education. Since meeting Marilyn, she has consistently brought us joy and helped us to see what is possible in the world.
Marilyn is an award winning activist, a professional speaker and trainer and the author of Experiential Activities for a Better World, a book which delivers the information and inspiration you need to become a catalyst for personal and global transformation. It provides insights, methods, perspectives, tools and over 100 activities for facilitators, teachers, counselors, trainers, and group leaders – anyone who would like to transform injustice and inspire hope and healing in themselves and others. Many of this book's activities have already been featured within Kikori with more coming out every day. She has founded several non-profits and led one of the first global collaborative fundraising challenges including the Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge.
This activity is an extra special one for the co-founders of Kikori. while Kendra was living in Santiago, Bryn came to visit her. They walked to Santiago's largest and highest park, Cerro San Cristobal (San Cristobal Hill), and crossed over a bridge covered in small, colorful ribbons. Upon arriving on the other side, the girls were offered ribbons of different color and pens with which to write. The bridge itself was covered in quotes and one could hang their ribbons near a quote that was meaningful to them.
This particular activity celebrated February, the month of love by sharing different types of love, however it could be used in many different ways. Kendra and Bryn each filled out ribbons for their families and their partnership together and one year later, Kikori has launched.
Celebrate Love Fence