“A word after a word after a word is power.” ~Margaret Atwood
“Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.” ~Kurt Vonnegut
The core mission of GardenWall Publications lies in respecting the transformative potential of communication. We believe in words for change, words for growth and words for power. We believe in creative design that tells a story in the absence of words. And we believe in employing either or both of these elements—words and visuals—as appropriate for maximum impact.
Not only do we believe in the application of communications in the pursuit of change, growth and power, but we also believe that communication is a vital element in pursuing those goals. That is, we think that effecting change toward a more positive culture, society and community is impossible without the application of targeted, smart communication strategies.
Our vision of positive societal change and growth includes the embrace of progressive, inclusive ideals. We believe in working to form a future for everyone that is equitable, just, sustainable, peaceful, stable and kind; we work for a day when each human neighbor is validated and their collective community values are embraced. We seek an environment for our children and their peers worldwide that addresses oppressive systems and redistributes power dynamics in the pursuit of a fair world.
GardenWall seeks to contribute to this vision at an organizational and individual level. We commit ourselves to practicing empathy, undertaking self-reflection, earning respect, seeking education, building relationships and receiving counsel.
We invite like-minded friends and organizations to join us in the pursuit of our vision for a better way of being for all.