About Pom Pom Social


pom pom /ˈpämpäm/ (noun):

  1. a symbol of playfulness and cheer.
  2. the rah-rah spirit born from women supporting women.
  3. rhymes with mom :)

Our Mission

our mission with pom pom is to create a platform for connection, inspiration and collaboration. we do this through meet-ups, workshops and storytelling, both in person and online. we seek to ignite the creative spark that exists in all of us and aim to debunk the notion that you have to choose between being a mom and being your best self.  ultimately, we want to document and celebrate the beautiful mess that is motherhood, and have some fun along the way.


founded in 2016 in portland, or., pom pom social is a community connecting women, rad moms and free spirits  who believe the motherhood hustle is better done together.  we are veteran creatives and rookie moms, and vice versa. we are social creatures of all ages, who come from all over.  we don’t have it all figured at — and we’re ok with that. we invite all creative thinkers, opinionated trail blazers and independent mamas to join us as we explore the journey of identity and motherhood together.  



in the fall of 2017, pom pom social found a new portland home at the beautiful Union/Pine event space located in SE Industrial District of Portland, OR. fellow pom pom mom and all around boss lady, Summer Triato, along with veteran mama, photographer and storyteller Nikki Fenix and our pom pom leadership dream team will help us co-host future hangs at this babe-friendly space.


we are so thrilled to launch in NYC and can't wait to have more independent, action-oriented and creative mamas to join our tribe.  pom pom social has found a new home in Brooklyn and will kick off monthly meet ups at the New Women Space in East Williamsburg in March 2018. you can also expect to see creative workshops, intimate mama dinners and self care initiatives from us this year. 

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Our Rally Cry

  • this is a place just for us
  • to nurture our creative spirits
  • to cheer each other on with our virtual pom poms
  • to create new connections
  • to reclaim and rebuild our sense of self
  • to collaborate and create
  • come pom pom with us
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pom pom social was founded by Karin Hesselvik, a communication strategist, creative thinker and new mom. currently based in Brooklyn, she is a native Swede who has spent her life yo-yoing between the US and Europe, always eager to interact with new cultures, people and experiences. 

Karin’s mission with pom pom is to combine her passion for creativity and community, spark new connections and to unite strong, multi-dimensional women who happen to be moms.


Contact Us for speaking opportunities, to pitch story ideas, collaborations OR WORKSHOPS here:

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