Live a Life Worth Loving

01 - Wonderful Wacky Women

Why no faces? The concept began over a decade ago with my 8-year-old son, who is adopted. One day he innocently asked, “Mommy, who is she that grew me in her tummy?” Wanting to answer, but not knowing much, I replied, “I’ll draw you a picture of her.” I sketched out “She Who is With Child” and patterned it after myself that day, right down to my untamed hair and bare feet. I wanted him to think he was no better off and no worse off — he was just with the mom God wanted him to have. I left the character faceless to allow him to imagine what she looked like. It satisfied him, and he went on with his child’s play. Today, at the age of 20almost three decades later, he’s my biggest fan. And “The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women,” who stand for all that is good and right in the world, has captured the imagination of millions.
My bright, tropical colors and signature barefoot style are a result of growing up in
Hawaii and are a symbol of my wild and wacky outlook on life. One day, if I have
a chance to meet you, look down—most likely I’ll be barefoot to this day!