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Date: March 2021

T he 2020 pandemic has created unprecedented anxiety, blurred the boundaries between work and home life, intensified parenting responsibilities, and raised questions about how people will return to the lives they previously led. For many people, the need to embrace wellness has become a necessity, a

Maker, designer, and entrepreneur Frances van Hasselt creates beautiful mohair rugs that reflect all the uniqueness of their origins in the South African Karoo T he arid, semi-desert landscapes of South Africa’s central Karoo region are an acquired taste. This is a place where extreme harshness—

An Interview with Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Maya Cueva M aya Cueva is an award-winning director and producer who began broadcasting for NPR’s “All Things Considered” at the age of sixteen through Youth Radio before directing her first documentary short The Provider, which won an Emmy

J aidene Veda is a Canadian recording artist with five albums under her belt as well as close to 200 collaborations as a feature vocalist over her 20-year career. She is currently working on her sixth album as well as a documentary due to be released in 2021. We sat down virtually to talk about [&he

How Joanne Chang Became a Celebrated Pastry Chef Known as one of the most decorated and popular bakeries in America, Flour Bakery + Café opened its doors at the turn of the century. Fast forward to 2021, there are now ten locations scattered throughout the Boston area along with its headquarters (k

Sabrina Hersi Issa on Redirecting Cash and Influence to Empower Human Dignity S abrina Hersi Issa, founder of Be Bold Media, describes her work with a splash of humor: “I’m a human rights technologist, which is how I’ve come to describe my work applying a justice framework to technology soluti

An Interview with Best-Selling Nutritionist Ellie Krieger The relationship between food and humans is ever-changing. This has never been clearer than in recent times. Despite the information explosion, making the right choices is increasingly difficult. One day a new study could be touting the benef

Detroit Achievement Academy is creating civically engaged citizens ready to change the world. U sing the Expeditionary Learning model, the Detroit Achievement Academy is one of the highest performing schools in the country. For an example of their innovative learning model, students as young as seco

Real Women Find Power in Pain Even More During a Pandemic T hanksgiving is right around the corner, and I can barely contain my excitement about how much food I’m going to enjoy this year. I love discovering new recipes that my friends and family make, but mostly I just love having everyone I love

In a Tudor Revival home in Cobham, Surrey, interior designer Kim Stephen has crafted a chic yet laidback take on modern country style A fter spending a number of years searching for the right property in the ideal location, the new owners of this characterful home in Cobham, Surrey, asked London-bas

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