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In this short video, Janine Kovac (2016 alumna) talks about the light she found at Hedgebrook and how she shares that with others.

When I left Hedgebrook I felt like I had this light that somebody kind of wiped off and said ‘look, now you can project. Now we can hear your voice’.”

Janine Kovac

Janine Kovac was a soloist with The National Ballet of Iceland (─¬slenski Dansflokkurinn). Her career included dancing for companies in Italy, Austria, San Francisco, and in her hometown of El Paso, Texas. After ballet, Janine worked as a database architect and software engineer. She is a founding member of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit writing group Write on Mamas and co-founder of Moxie Road Productions, a consulting firm that helps women bring their ideas into the world. Janine is the author of Brain Changer: A Mother’s Guide to Cognitive Science and a contributing editor of the anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit. In 2016 she was awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook in addition to the gift of residency. She lives in Oakland, California, with her family.



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