Deidra Riggs 

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Deidra Riggs is a national speaker, an editor, and the founder and host of Jumping Tandem: The Retreat, a bi-annual event for writers, authors, entrepreneurs, and other fabulous people who have an amazing dream. She is wise, thoughtful, and approachable. Deidra is not afraid to tackle though topics, but does so with grace and vulnerability. She is a storyteller who creates safe space for for navigating creative and cultural tension. Deidra invites listeners to pull up a chair to the table and engage with others, with their own questions and doubts, and with the God who knows and loves them beyond belief.

Deidra has been a featured speaker at Q Women, TEDx, and The City Gates Initiative, as well as several women’s events, including Allume, Winsome Retreat, and the Beautiful Life Conference, and Compel. She is a contributing writer for Encourage, and her work has been featured online at the Washington Post and Today’s Christian Woman.

Deidra is the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are. Her second book will release in the spring of 2017. Deidra and her husband are the proud parents of two adult children, and the happy inhabitants of an empty nest. they live in Lincoln, Nebraska.