Q&A with Author Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

As I am on this #RubyWooPilgrimage bus, I wanted to share a Q&A with a fierce woman, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, author of the new book, “Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-Up World.”

StartLoveRepeat_9781478920748_HC.inddWhat was the inspiration for this book?

This book came about for selfish reasons: After about nine years of being married to an entrepreneur, I was desperate for advice from someone who understood what it was like. But there are so few resources for entrepreneurs’ spouses out there, and many that exist are unrealistically optimistic.

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Coffee Talk: What are We Teaching Our Young Women? Does it Matter?

Lean In article

I am following Julie Pierce’s book review of Sheryl Sandberg’s best seller, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead with a Coffee Talk at Gifted for Leadership.

Topic: What Are We Teaching our Young Women? Why the Church needs to Lean In to the Conversations Concerning Marriage and Singleness.

Sip brew and join in here.

HOT Topic: Racism and Interracial Commercials

Over the past few months both Sprint and Cheerios launched campaigns featuring interracial families.

Sprint’s campaign features NBA player, Kevin Durant, as the husband of an Asian wife, and their biracial son. The more recently released Cheerios commercial features a beautiful biracial girl engaging her white mother in morning conversation about the benefits Cheerios has on the heart. The short commercial closes with the little girl covering her African American father’s heart with Cheerios. What’s the theme of the commercial? Love.

While some have applauded these marketing efforts as reflective of American society, many hearts were exposed as a result of seeing interracial families depicted on their television screens. General Mills has received so many racially charged and harsh comments in response to their Cheerios commercial that they decided to disable the comments section of the video on their YouTube channel.

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