I attended journalism school and used my free time to write articles. I got one column, and later, a second one. Today, I’m amazed I didn’t quit sooner, but at 23, I was convinced I was on the right track. I won prizes and became newcomer of the year, so I ignored the fact that I wasn’t really happy. I didn’t have time to think about it, either.
As people, we’ve developed a psychological preset to categorize individuals based on linguistic pronunciation. We can easily determine a person’s origin by the way they speak a common language. But what happens when we have the mingling of multiple cultures over a period of time?
Hosted by two self-described changemakers from vastly different industries, VOC highlights others doing the work to understand the mindsets, situations and motivations that help them change the world.
Here’s how one working mom designed a location-independent lifestyle for herself and her family.
The result of living a life that straddles borders, cultures and identities can be unresolved grief and emotion that’s trapped within the body. Through a series of poses, yoga can help release such emotion and free a person of past trauma physically and spiritually. A routine yoga practice can also strengthen the mind-body-spirit connection.
In book one of the “What (Race) Are We” series, Ivorian-American Muslim author Papatia Feauxzar introduces readers to Nouredine on his first day of preschool. The boy, an only child, is elated to be around so many other kids — until one of his schoolmates asks him: “What are you!?”
People often tell Henderson she should run for office — in fact, she heard it so many times she became curious about what the demands of running a political campaign would actually be. When her friend Dr. Lisa Calderón mounted her own campaign to become Denver’s first female mayor, Henderson got the chance to find out.
The new NBC show “Bluff City Law” includes seven veteran actors of stage and screen — all of whom boast impactful, cross-cultural backgrounds. And the story? It revolves around an elite, legal family led by father and daughter attorneys known for combating injustice and fighting for the underdog.
Longtime entrepreneur Arlene Rivera, 55, is a has been doing hair for three decades. She operated salons in Puerto Rico before relocating to the Rocky Mountains and is a self-proclaimed “hair doctor” who believes that understanding curly and wavy hair is about more than simply knowing an individual’s ethnicity.
Baruch Inbar is an award-winning artist, illustrator, writer, designer and children’s book author. Born in Moldovia (the former Soviet Union), Inbar’s family immigrated to Israel when he was 6. Due to various family hardships, he spent many of his formative years (ages 10 to 18) in foster care. The artist’s foster home, where many other children had experienced abuse and neglect, was structured much like a boarding school.