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 - nurturing our creative selves while hustling this thing called motherhood.  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 self discovery and motherhood together.  



starting in october 2017, we are thrilled to announce we have a brand new home for pom pom social portland. we will be hosting our regular meet ups 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.


pom pom social new york is in it's baby-phase and we are in the midst of planning some mini-meet ups and event collabs in fall of 2017 to get things going. please reach out to us directly if you're interested in joining and being a part of the pom pom future! 

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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 also happen to be moms.


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

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