Jenny Douglas is the founder of The Brooklyn Cottage, an arts salon that champions creativity, generosity and unleashing–through storytelling evenings, meditation gatherings, cooking classes, artist receptions, and workshops of all kinds–our most unafraid selves in the presence of each other. A Canadian raised in Tokyo, Jenny traveled to India this past spring to co-produce The Untouchables, a documentary-in-progress directed by Academy Award-winner Vanessa Roth. For the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival, she raised the funds to create and install ten uniquely-designed “little free libraries” across lower Manhattan. Jenny helped edit The Great Encouragement, in celebration of The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ 90th Anniversary this year, and served as the media liaison for the last Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia. Jenny has written for The Huffington Post and Next Avenue, and is at work on a book she’s calling Fifteen People I’ve Remembered. She lives in a brownstone in Prospect Heights with her daughters Madeleine and Delilah, her dog Lola, and the various friends and travelers who pass through it.