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Unique Voices, Shared Visions: Meena Nanji and GlobalGirl Media

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In the U.S., women and minorities continue to be vastly underrepresented in the media. The mission of GlobalGirl Media is to put tools of the journalistic trade into the hands of young women around the world. Co-founder Meena Nanji’s work is unified by her ethical and intellectual commitments as well as her artistic vision, whether mentoring young women in journalism across the U.S. with GlobalGirl or making a documentary featuring the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, “I think my works are pieces of a larger, coherent ethical project.”

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A musician’s dream: Malcolm Cross and The Possibility Project

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

Teens who join The Possibility Project spend a year working with the organization, creating and producing their own musical. As you might imagine, the magic of this organization is in results that go way beyond the birth of a new work of theater. Here’s our interview with professional composer Malcolm Cross and teenage foster child AJ Patterson.

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Artist exhibit: Malcolm Cross and AJ Patterson perform “Shine”

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

“I’d never had anyone there to support me.” You’d never guess it, hearing foster child Adreanna “AJ” Patterson sing. She attributes much of the confidence and skill she exhibits now to her participation in The Possibility Project, who use the arts to empower youth to change their lives and communities for the better. AJ wrote the song “Shine” with professional composer Malcolm Cross, who directed a Possiblity Project musical in which she took part, and who helped develop her natural talent into the vibrant and soulful voice you hear on “Shine”. Hear Malcolm accompany her in a really fantastic performance of this potent inspirational song.

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On Camera with Painter Calvin Grimm

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The canvases of abstract expressionist painter Calvin Grimm draw their power from his longstanding relationship with the natural world. His work and experience stand as testament to the fulfillment offered by such a relationship. He notes that a powerful, direct connection to our environment seems conspicuously absent from many aspects of modern life. Watch the interview for more on spiritual peace, oil spills, sea kayaking and art.

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Painter Calvin Grimm: an exhibit

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Abstract expressionist painter Calvin Grimm pours everything into his paintings—his emotions, his life experiences, and particularly his love and respect for nature. Though there are few recognizable forms in his paintings, it is not just abstract ideas he represents in oils. It can be something so specific as the image of oil-soaked wildlife trying to flee the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills. Enjoy this short tour of three of his works.

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NOLS
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the Clearwater
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