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Sara Minges, M.S. is a nationally touring poet, speaker and women's advocate. She's a 2019 Pitch KC Best Poet nominee, Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation panelist and speaker for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness).
She's performed in cities across the Midwest, including Chicago, Cleveland, Toledo, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Lincoln and Nashville. Her poems explore vulnerability, healing from heartache, joy, mental health, authentic living and reclaiming your personal power.
In 2008, Sara took the plunge, overriding her 4th grade teacher's belief she would never be a poet and started performing poetry at open mics in the greater Kansas City area. In August, 2018, her first full length book of poetry, Naked Toes, was published by Chameleon Press. was released to a SOLD OUT show. In May, 2019, she self-published an extended Second Edition.
In 2017, Sara created Wonder Woman Rising, a new coaching division of her parent company, Playful Awareness, empowering women to let go of shame and self-loathing by owning their personal stories and reclaiming their personal power.
She's given talks on vulnerability, loving yourself, managing and overcoming suicidal thoughts, anti-bullying empathy and compassion, finding your happy place, setting technology limits, parenting tips for fostering healthy relationships and ADHD Skills Training. She's been featured on KC Live, Better Kansas City, 41 Actions News and Fox 4, in addition to KMBZ, yahoopersonals and the Lawrence Journal World.