Carrie Goldman

Author and speaker Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). In addition to her expertise in bullying dynamics, Carrie writes one of the nation’s premier adoption blogs, Portrait of an Adoption, which has followers in more than 45 countries. Her acclaimed children’s chapter book, Jazzy’s Quest: Adopted and Amazing!, came out in June of 2015, and the sequel, Jazzy’s Quest: What Matters Most, came out in November of 2016.

Carrie has written for The New York Times, CNN, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Brain Child Magazine,, Babble, Alternet, and more. She has made appearances on NPR, BBC, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Fox, HLN, HuffPost Live and Mondays with Marlo, along with countless other media outlets.

She travels around the country giving keynote addresses and running workshops for companies, universities, schools, and community groups about a variety of issues such as relational aggression and social conflict; digital citizenship; restorative justice; the sexualization of girls and women; the cultural effects of gender-based marketing; ethical adoption; raising adopted children; and the changing nature of adoption.

Carrie received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three daughters.

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