While balancing a part-time career in IT, Raka is devoted to the ancient Vedic Arts such as Indian Classical Dance and Ayurveda. It is not an easy pursuit but she is courageously taking this journey within.
Chen Shu is my beloved collaborator when we created empowering art projects with migrant workers in Beijing, China. Petite and sweet, Chen Shu has a fierce spirit and tremendous power when it comes to pursuing social justice.
I was beyond thrilled when Hazel Soan, the world renowned watercolor artist agreed to be in this series. Hazel is a true inspiration to me. Her watercolor exudes passion for life and nature. I have learned so much from her many books and videos.
Fariba is a great friend of mine. Originally from Iran, Fariba is a retired nurse living with her husband, two wonderful sons, and one super smart cat in Florida. She is the most gentle soul I've ever met.
Jenny Hennek and her dance sisters from Chicago. Jenny is a very inspiring belly dance artist, yoga teacher, and life coach. She radiates light of love, literally, and she helps me be more fully in who I truly am.
Vanda Rice is one of the kindest people I’ve met, a community leader and advocate for social justice. I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with her on several empowerment theater projects in her beloved Appalachian community.
Andrea Zang, a graduate student studying urban planning at Florida State University. I met Andrea at the Building Creative Communities Conference. I was very touched by Andrea's story and her courage and perseverance.