Deborah Pardes and Shelley Cassidy have teamed up to create a children's book that follows the journey of a bold and brilliant little girl as she visits the moon in her home-made Outer Space Balloon.
Show & Tell Network
Show & Tell taps a never ending source for story. Nothing contrived or rehearsed. You don't have to be clever or funny. You just have to be curious. The rest flows. People are generally quirky and worthy of at least 5 minutes of each other's attention. You need to come to one to experience one.... Here are some details!
A Handbook for Heartbreak
Deborah wrote this book in collaboration with Dr. Caron Post. It's written as a handbook, for eyes that may be too swollen from crying to even see. It's short enough to be read in one sitting but deep enough to serve as a reference for a lifetime. Heartbreaks big and small are re-percussive - they re-surface again and again. Having this handbook on the shelf seems right for most of us. You can purchase a copy at Amazon .
LitRemix & Artists for Literacy
Founded by Deborah, Artists for Literacy is a non-profit that serves the needs of adolescent and adult literacy programs in California. She has leveraged the power of art to inspire awareness of the issue of illiteracy, and has galvanized the participation of artists, readers, authors, teachers, students and the media. Her work has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, Billboard Magazine, RollingStone, and the BBC. In 2015, she expanded the organization to include LitRemix - The Literature Remix Project. Her goal is to build the world's first interactive platform of art inspired by literature. Songs, movies, performance and visual art inspired by books will be aggregated and curated for the first time in one place. Start to explore the legacy of AFL.
This CD is an example of 12 songs written for a storytelling series in Los Angeles. The recordings are raw, original demo versions. If you're her dear friend, she may write one for you :) Listen here.
Cool the World
In 2013, Deborah formed the Cool the World Choir in Santa Monica - to raise up the voices of children who stand to lose the most if we don't cool the world down. 22 students volunteered their time to learn the song ("Cool the World" written by Deborah) , participate in a professional recording and filming project, and perform the song live at several milestone events. A shout out to students all over the country mobilized other individuals & schools to record the song, bringing their own talents and perspectives to the project. Take a listen here.
Blue Fire Leadership
Deborah is a managing partner at Blue Fire Leadership. From half day workshops to 3-day retreats, Deborah and her colleagues deliver extraordinary immersive experiences that transform people and change how they show up personally and professionally. More information here on their site .