Uma Kleppinger

Üma Kleppinger is a writer, editor, publisher, and change agent. In her past lives, she's been an entrepreneur, magazine designer, art director, yoga teacher, and bike messenger. Üma is currently working on her new book, Louder Than Words, a stranger-than-fiction true story of survival and transformation. Üma has performed her stories at live storytelling venues such as The Moth, Seven Deadly Sins, and Pants On Fire. When not writing or doing live performance, Üma can usually be found out in the woods on her mountain bike or looking for good science fiction in any medium.

YOLO SOLO: Thriving as a Solopreneur

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As the gig economy starts to reach its stride, an increasing number of professionals are choosing to start a business with no intention of scaling up and adding staff. Known as “solopreneurs,” they share some etymological similarities with entrepreneurs, but […]

Risk Big. Fail Often. Stay Humble. Choose Happiness.

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To say 2017 was a game changer—nationally, globally, and individually—would be a grotesque understatement. The daily what-the-fuckery of the Trump administration, the tax “reform” bill, DACA, CHIP, FBI investigations, the ACA, the UN, and a host of other acronyms were […]

A Life of Purpose


The purpose of life is a life of purpose. —Robert Byrne How do we keep going in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds? How do we overcome the dark forces of self-doubt and self-criticism which can sometimes cripple our ability to […]