“Love would be two animals,” said the author Cheryl Strayed in Tiny Beautiful Things, “a hummingbird and a snake. Both are perfectly untrainable.” Whether it’s love for another person, love for our work, or a simple love like watching the sunrise or going for a walk, it is an emotion that is the lifeblood of our being. It can confuse and hurts us, but equally true, it can lift us up into a place where meaning and fulfillment pulsates like a heart. Love is simple, but naturally as human beings, we make it complex.   The theme was chosen by our Ljubljana chapter and illustrated by Lucy Engelman. This theme is presented globally by Wix. This month, 148 cities will participate in advancing our understanding of love by tapping into the richness of diversity in worldviews within our community. Maybe to relearn how to love and be loved, we need to hear new stories that are different from ours, and to weave those revelations into ourselves. Some upcoming talks on #CMlove:

  • Julia Sysmäläinen is a corporate type designer and has worked many years for Edenspiekermann Amsterdam and Berlin with customers like the American Academy, Bosch, and CBS-Holland. (Berlin)
  • Gaia B. Amman is a Professor of Biology at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, where she was voted “the professor of the month” by her students. Her research and commentaries have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals including Nature. (Buffalo)
  • Ana Cristina Pereira is an author, columnist, and reporter that focuses on human rights issues and social exclusion such as poverty, protection of children, young people, and gender equality. (Portugal)
  • Herrison Chicas is a renowned spoken word artist invited around the world to share his storytelling gift and his inspirational poetry to entertain, empower, and enlighten audiences. (Charlotte)