Photo Credit: Nicole Vancura, Drew Altizer Photography R-L: Carrie Southworth, Founder, Dr. Harvey Karp, Editor-in-Chief, Nishad Chande, Founder, Bobby Benfield, CEO, Lucy Southworth Page, Co-Host and Zem Joaquin, Co-Host
by Sara Garrity, MSW
Last week we launched our LGBTQ Family Story. To celebrate, Twigtale enthusiasts Zem Joaquin, Lucy Southworth, and Anne Wojicicki hosted a fantastic party, held at Obvious Ventures offices in San Francisco.
And it couldn’t have been more exciting.
Zem Joaquin and CEO Bobby Benfield welcomed the attendees and spoke to why Twigtale’s mission inspires them. Founder Carrie Southworth discussed why the new LGBTQ title was such an important addition to our library. Finally, Scott Efler and Geoff Gaspar addressed the crowd about contributing their family story to create the sample book. They explained one of the tasks recommended to them during the adoption process of their daughter Lillian was to construct a personal family story. They were told to decide how to tell this story to their future child. And amazingly, the Twigtale book was exactly the story they always imagined they would tell.
Twigtale’s latest book is a place for LGBTQ parents to write that story without compromise. It is a story parents will enjoy writing, children will enjoy reading, and families will connect with.
We were delighted to celebrate with all of our guests, including Larry Page, Ev Williams, James Joaquin, Jason Calacanis, Lynn Jurich, Brad Murray, and Julia Hartz.
Founder Carrie Southworth said it best, "We were so pleased with the warm reception for Twigtale, particularly around this new story. Twigtale's mission is to help parents raise happier, healthier children through the power of personalized storytelling. We think this new book is an important addition to our collection because of its message that all families are both different and alike. Whether two moms, two dads, one mom or two grandparents – every family has a story. We help tell it.”