Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Nayomi Munaweera: Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Nayomi Munaweera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the age of three she immigrated with her family to Nigeria. In 1984, a military coup necessitated a third migration and the family settled… Continue reading

Aasif Mandvi: No Land’s Man

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in… Continue reading

Eric Liu: A Chinaman’s Chance

Eric Liu served as a speech writer and policy advisor during Bill Clinton’s administration, and is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, which teaches “the art of powerful citizenship”. Based out of… Continue reading

Atul Gawande: Being Mortal

Atul Gawande is a renowned cancer surgeon and writer, based out of the Boston area. He gained fame for his previous book, The Checklist Manifesto, and recently published The New York Times bestseller,… Continue reading

Oregon Ballet Theater: Diversity and Dance

I recently saw this impressive UnderArmour ad featuring ballerina, Misty Copeland, which sparked several articles about requirements, assumptions and stereotypes of ballet. This (and my intense love of dance!) inspired me to investigate the… Continue reading