Interviews

Claire Grant: Creativity is Queen

Claire Grant: Creativity is Queen Just what every post-grad needs to hear. Anything for the experience Claire Grant vowed to live by a few principles after leaving Fordham University last year, and one that stands out the most is her commitment to creativity. Though Claire had a focus in media in college, the corporate world…

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Alison Hicks: Journey of Words

Alison Hicks: Journey of Words There’s no one way or path to becoming a full-time writer, except for one pervasive element: perseverance. From budding author… Meet Alison Hicks, a Philly author and creative writing teacher and mentor. Alison boasts two collections of poetry, the latest of which–You Who Took the Boat Out–was published in 2017…

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Zoe Rosenberg: Born An Activist

Zoe Rosenberg: Born An Activist At just 16, Zoe has already started her own farmed animal sanctuary, led high-profile demonstrations, and inspired thousands about activism. Sanctuary starter… Zoe Rosenberg has built an impressive resume in the world of animals: she’s been arrested twice in the name of animal activism, she’s the social media coordinator for…

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John Halamka: Animal Rescuer and Much More

John Halamka: Animal Rescuer and Much More Doctor, professor, IT guru, winemaker, sanctuary owner… anything else? “Chickens are a gateway drug” Farmer, doctor, educator, winemaker, board member,  innovator. Someone charged with making the world a better place. These are a few of many titles and ways to describe John Halamka, proprietor of Unity Farm Sanctuary…

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Sasha Mitchell: Confronting The Roots of History

Sasha Mitchell: Confronting The Roots of History Where the issues of environmental protection and racial inequity intersect. When you target the forest… Meet Sasha Mitchell, the Operations Manager at the Dogwood Alliance, a collective specializing in the mobilization of diverse voices to protect forests from the dangers of industrial logging. What’s there to fear? “The…

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Sean Taylor: A Glimpse into the Life of Independent Philly Musicians

Sean Taylor: A Glimpse into the Life of Independent Philly Musicians Chasing your dream is hard work, sometimes lonely, but a whole lot of fun. A Citywide Community Meet Sean Taylor, the New Jersey native who’s stirring up Philadelphia’s music scene with a blend of hypnotic vocals, jazz- and soul-inspired beats, and a complementary range…

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Aaron Hamlin: Serial Advocate, Nonprofit founder, and Voting Visionary

Aaron Hamlin: Serial Advocate, Nonprofit founder, and Voting Visionary As the 2018 Midterm Election season rolls around, voting is on many American minds. Though one man, Aaron, thinks about voting all the time- daring to challenge inadequate systems that the rest of us barely consider. Rethinking What Others Dare Not Rethink Aaron Hamlin is the…

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Kelly Russo and the International Rhino Foundation

Kelly Russo and theInternational Rhino Foundation There are fewer than 30,000 rhinos left roaming the wild. And those numbers are dwindling. One rhino poached every eight hours We caught up with Kelly Russo, the Communications Manager for the International Rhino Foundation, a conservation group which aims to preserve and spread the word about all five…

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