Kindness isn't tiny.
Tiny Kindnesses are the types of kindness that feel small to the person giving them, but not at all small to the person receiving them. Instead, they’re the kind they’ll remember forever. It’s a Japanese man stopping the rain for a new mom as he placed his umbrella over her and her baby. It’s a stranger on a New York subway noticing a mom holding her child’s empty banana peel and tossing it away for her at an earlier stop.
It’s kindness that takes place after infertility, miscarriages, births, illness, divorce, and death; on doorsteps, buses, subways, airplanes, and at grocery stores; between strangers, neighbors, friends, and family members. It is instance after instance of humans showing up for each other in beautiful ways. These kindnesses are happening everywhere, all of the time.
founded the TinyKindness movement in 2019 as a natural extension to her work in feminism and philosophy. She is currently a professor of Philosophy teaching undergraduate courses at Kean University at the campus in Wenzhou, China.
Rachel's work focuses primarily on women, mothers, and the power and importance of telling true stories. She authored Mother's Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother and I Gave Her a Name with By Common Consent Press and co-edited Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings with Joanna Brooks and Hannah Wheelwright for Oxford University Press. She previously wrote for the Exponent Blog, and completed PhD coursework in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont Graduate University, and has a Masters in library and information science from Simmons University and a bachelors in philosophy from Brigham Young University.