Author Archives: N. Neelley Hicks

About N. Neelley Hicks

A social innovator in communication strategies & technologies for global development, Neelley is the founder of Harper Hill Global. Check out her game-changing work: harperhill.global.

Grace

Grace died on March 13th. She had been digging in the ground for moles and running around the yard with her best friend Ranger. Cassie the cat was always nearby and the three of them would come when I would … Continue reading

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Artists of Pretend

At the time, I was vice president of interactive media at GodwinGroup in Jackson, Mississippi. I had a beautiful office. I was beginning to ponder how what I was doing to help corporate clients mattered in the whole scheme of … Continue reading

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In the late 1990s I felt God calling me into becoming something new. The way this new stage of my life unfolded was through becoming a faith leader in the United Methodist Church. At the time, I was married with … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Tennessee Legislators

While some states in our nation are seeking racial equality and justice for all, Tennessee is demonstrably stuck in reverse. Today’s vote to keep the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in the Tennessee State capitol building illustrates this tragic reality which … Continue reading

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Give a Gift, Get a Gift

If you’re like me, you enjoy selecting gifts for others and along the way, a few for yourself! This Christmas, I’ve got a really special gift for someone I dearly love. Let me tell you about her. Continue reading

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Heartfelt Gratitude

On Friday, April 5, United Methodist Women of Brentwood UMC hosted their 11th Singer/Songwriter Night. Harper Hill Global (HHG) was the recipient of this year’s proceeds which will benefit our premier initiative – the Women Arise Network – who focuses on communicating for peace, dignity and health in DRCongo, Uganda, and Nigeria. From this work, we are developing a model of communications that can be implemented anywhere in the world.
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Scope the Power

I have traveled to many countries over the years, and sometimes had frightening mishaps. Like the time a tire blew on a three-wheel passenger plane while landing in a village in Africa. But yesterday, I was in my hometown when … Continue reading

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Love Builds Bridges

Correspondent Irmiya Jenis Manni reports on the United Methodist Women of Northern Nigeria’s Women Arise campaign. Societal Rejection Stigmatization is a cancer that has been spreading within society throughout the world. It is a degrading attitude that discredits a person … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Some issues benefit from silence. This is one that does not. 33 years ago this month, I was raped. I don’t need consolation, pity, or questions. The only reason I share this now publicly is because of the work I … Continue reading

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Combating Stigma through Communications

How is the #UMC in East Congo responding to the #rape crisis? Continue reading

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