hi there, i'm hannah!
I began writing in this little corner of the internet in December 2009. My first post wasn’t pretty and I can’t believe I actually wrote some of the stuff I did. But I admire the girl who didn’t hold back and who really thought life was simple. She holds a special place in my heart.
Since then, I’ve watched this space grow and become so much bigger than I could imagine. From here, I started a love letter movement. I still run it today.
My life flipped upside down in 2012 when my audition for TED Global became a TED Talk of the Day. I started speaking around the country (even though I hated being on stage) and I started the process of writing my first book that came out in March 2015. I just finished work on my second book “Come Matter Here.” It will be out in bookstores May 29, 2018.
Today, I run my own creative company where we do our best to focus on good words. I teach writing classes on the internet and I have a little shop because I believe words are everything. To me, words have always been a covering. They soothe me and bring me closer to God.
A New Englander at heart after living there for 26 years, I’ve been down south for the last three years. I met my husband on a dating site after years of thinking I would meet him in aisle 7 of the grocery store. The Internet has given me most good things so I shouldn’t be surprised it gave me the sweetest, kindest partner. We are no marriage experts and I hardly write about marriage for that reason but I’m thankful to have two years under my belt with this guy. We live in a walking neighborhood of Atlanta and we love camping, binge-watching BBC crime shows, and forsaking all adult responsibilities lined up for the evening for a meat and cheese plate at our neighbor’s restaurant.
PROFESSIONAL BIO //
Hannah Brencher is a writer, TED Speaker, and online educator with a heart for building leaders. Her second book “Come Matter Here” is due out in bookstores in May 2018. Her first book “If You Find This Letter” tells the story behind the social movement, More Love Letters. Since 2011, More Love Letters has spread to over 70 countries, all 50 states, and over 100 college campuses. Named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good,” Hannah and her work have been featured in publications such as CNN World News, the Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, and Glamour among dozens of others. Hannah lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Lane.
- The Wall Street Journal
- TED Talks
- CNN World News
- BBC News
- Business Insider
- Glamour- USA + Brazil
- Cosmopolitan- USA + UK
- Reader's Digest
- Men's Health Magazine
- + dozens more.
PAST SPEAKING //
TED Talks, Propel Women, Catalyst, the Story Conference, Tufts University, Fordham University, the Yellow Conference, Wild Hearts WKND, the Pursuit Conference, Michigan State Business School, Providence College, and many more.