The Imagine Project - Dianne Maroney on Women's Movement Radio Show

Dianne was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She holds a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse for fifteen years. Shortly after her daughter was born 14 weeks premature, she began working in mental health, helping families with premature infants deal with the traumatic effects of early birth. During her years of speaking to preemie parents and health care providers all over the United States, Dianne met countless individuals who told touching stories of strength, perseverance, kindness, and hope. These stories affected her so much that she wanted to capture and share them, firmly believing that the extraordinary stories of ordinary people would touch others too. Slowly, the idea for The Imagine Project grew far beyond capturing the tenacity of preemie parents to include the struggles and challenges of people from all walks of life. The Imagine Project hopes to effect change by promoting compassion and respect for our fellow human beings, whatever their plight.

The Imagine Project: Stories of Courage, Hope and Love shares the inspiring life stories of 39 seemingly ordinary people from across the United States. The soulful photographs invite you to read further to see the person behind the stories they tell, stories of experiences that shaped their lives and sent them on paths unforeseen.

They are real people; teachers, soldiers, fathers, daughters, athletes, farmers, young and old, rich and poor, educated, sophisticated and down-to-earth.

They are like everyone, and everyone has a story. Sometimes these stories may seem simple and unremarkable, but if we look and listen closely, we discover tales of love and strength, hope and courage, perseverance and grace.

This book will Reading this book will feel like visiting family and friends.

Join Dianne on Tuesday April 14th at 9:30 pm EST to discuss with Janét how  the imagine project has created a ripple effect of what makes us human in our ability to get up after we fall, our potential for inner growth, love and compassion.