"In a world where everyone claims to be an original artist, Mimi Kates IS,' says Jeff Miller of The Burlington CoffeeHouse in Vermont. 'She's a warm and engaging performer who is always so accessible to her audiences." Mimi's songs are poignant and compelling... and sometimes a bit quirky as in the always-well-received "Play Nice for the Relatives." (As one fan put it, 'How can you NOT relate?') Introspection and wit are interwoven in "Point of Departure", a look at the joys and perils of raising a teenager and in "What about Me?", a time travel style reflection about learning to follow your own truth. Mimi Kates has shared the stage with Leon Redbone, Tom Chapin and the legendary Odetta. Her insightful music has been broadcast on folk radio programs nationally. After touring as a singer/songwriter for over a decade, Mimi Kates felt the need to share her gift in a different way. A passionate social activist, she is now the founder and director of Emerging Women Projects (EWP), a non profit organization for teen girls' empowerment. At her workshops, Mimi's evocative songs act as the catalyst to discussion about issues relevant to girls' lives. EWP's global positive body image initiative, The Dressing Room Project, has received critical acclaim for it's innovative and effective approach. Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, calls The Dressing Room Project 'an inspired idea that could change the ways girls think about themselves when they look in the mirror. This could be revolutionary.' Most of Mimi's performances these days are related to her work with women's issues. She is a favorite at college women's centers, girls' retreats and conferences. Mimi has begun work on a new recording which will feature "Holes in the Lace", her well loved song encouraging each of us to accept our imperfections.