Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

Lexi in "Vox Veritas"

Dancing During Covid-19, Part 4, Lexi’s Story

November 10, 2020

Here is Lexi’s story, directly from Lexi herself: “At the time of writing this, I’ve been in dance for 7 years. I have danced with Young Dance in Minneapolis, Minnesota for all 7 years. After a head injury, I have needed the use of a cane and have experimented with dancing with a cane and/or…

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Young Dance troupe

Dancing During Covid-19, Part 3, Ava’s Story

October 27, 2020

Ava is not a quitter. Ava weighed less than one pound when she was born early, 14½ ounces to be exact. That is less than a can of pop. Ava will tell you that even though her early birth meant she has cerebral palsy (CP), which affects her muscle movements, she still loves pancakes piled…

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Dancing During Covid-19, Part 2, Ne’ha’s Story

October 20, 2020

Toss aside any stereotype ideas and images you might have about someone with a disability, especially CP, Cerebral Palsy. Meet Ne’ha, quite an accomplished young woman—already an author, dancer, rights advocate, life coach, business lady, and currently a university student taking online classes toward a degree in computer security. Neha loves computers and learning a…

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Young Dance in rehearsal

Dancing During Covid-19, Part 1

October 13, 2020

How do dancers dance in isolation? Or perform? What about new choreography? I interviewed several dancers from Young Dance, a Minnesota-based dance company, a unique dance company. Dancers audition. Dancers are of all-abilities and all ages. These dancers are amazing. Their movements are strong, beautiful, and surprising. Young Dance performances create magic, a connection with…

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Upcoming Webinar

September 8, 2020

This weekend, I’ll be presenting at the RM-SCBWI  Fall Conference  September 12 & 13 I invite you to join us for my virtual pre-recorded workshop session  from 11 am to 11:50 am MT, Saturday morning, September 12th Nancy Bo Flood Workshop Description:  Mental Illness, the Elephant in the Great Green Room of Children’s Literature…

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Dancing Celebrates Life

June 18, 2020

Dancing celebrates life. Sharing life. Friendships. Trust.

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I can't breathe

One person at a time, one kindness

June 3, 2020

Last night again I was up, connected by I-phone to the people of Powderhorn. Their neighborhood is amazing. The residents were all watching out for each other, reporting on the movements of suspected KKK in the park, the National Guard, the police … gunshots, fires exploding, businesses burning… and I was reflecting, this is our…

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I Will Dance

Celebrating I Will Dance

May 26, 2020

I Will Dance celebrates the joy of dancing, the importance of belonging, and the determination of Eva, a child who could barely move but dreamed of dancing … not imagine, not pretend, and not alone.

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