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Claire Grant: Creativity is Queen

By Brendan Bense | October 22, 2018

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…

Alison Hicks: Journey of Words

By Bailee Henderson | October 16, 2018

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…

Zoe Rosenberg: Born An Activist

By Bailee Henderson | October 15, 2018

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…

John Halamka: Animal Rescuer and Much More

By Brendan Bense | October 9, 2018

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…

Sasha Mitchell: Confronting The Roots of History

By Bailee Henderson | October 8, 2018

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…

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

By Brendan Bense | October 3, 2018

  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…

Janel Hull: From Field Scientist to the Front Lines of Leadership for Girls in STEM

By Bailee Henderson | October 1, 2018

Janel Hull: From Field Scientist to the Front Lines of Leadership for Girls in STEM Portland Program Manager for ChickTech discusses what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated field, and how we can all do our parts to inspire diversity and representation in STEM. Field Work Beginnings Janel Hull’s field work took…

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

By Bailee Henderson | September 26, 2018

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…

A Look at Voting in America: Could We Do Better?

By Bailee Henderson | September 26, 2018

A Look at Voting in America: Could We Do Better? What’s the problem with the U.S.’ current system of voting – Plurality – and what other options could Americans have to make sure their voices are heard during elections? FactSumo examines three methods below: Voting: 3 Methods The U.S. 2018 Midterm elections are coming up…

Eve Wetlaufer: Finding the Intersection of Doing What You’re Good At and Doing What’s Good

By Bailee Henderson | September 24, 2018

Eve Wetlaufer: finding the intersectionof doing what you’re good atand doing what’s good From animal rights to finding your purpose, Eve tells all. A problem perpetuated by blind eyes Eve Wetlaufer’s journey to animal welfare started in an NYU class on animal ethics. She remembers it as the course that would change her life forever:…

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