This project was created by me: Elsie Gilmore – writer, professional weirdo and world-renowned hugger. I’m a hug evangelist, and I think hugging strangers will help heal the world.
I’m also a web developer with almost 20 years of experience.
Back in 2007, I founded, grew and sold a women’s networking company called Women With Moxie in Sarasota, Florida. I also had a radio show called Sarasota After Dark and organized a miniature golf tournament.
I’m a fan of guerrilla art and activism. For instance, I orchestrated a late-night yarn bombing of an iconic Patrick Farrow statue in my hometown of Rutland, Vermont. I’ve orchestrated pop-up living rooms in parking spaces. I’ve given free hugs to strangers on many occasions. Those are the kinds of thing I live for!