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Author: Melanie Breault

Tracy Droz Tragos – Filmmaker, Writer, Producer

Tracy Droz Tragos – Filmmaker, Writer, Producer

The recipient of several prestigious honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowship, Tracy Droz Tragos’ work focuses on issues involving women, inequality, rural America, and education. Her latest film, “The Smartest Kids in the World,” based on the New York Times bestseller, focuses on the…
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Nyasha Williams – Author, Activist, and Former Kindergarten Teacher

Nyasha Williams – Author, Activist, and Former Kindergarten Teacher

Author, activist and former kindergarten teacher, Nyasha Williams – who was adopted into a trans-racial family – grew up in South Africa and the U.S. A former kindergarten teacher and author, her picture book, “I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids” was inspired by the words Nyasha…
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Entrepreneur Aileen Bordman Adds Wine to the Monet’s Palate Brand

After writing and producing a movie and writing two books about Monet’s gardens, entrepreneur Aileen Bordman has added wine to the Monet’s Palate brand. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Dame Helen Rappel Bordman, Aileen is embracing the stewardship of Monet’s home and garden. The elder Ms. Bordman first…
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There’s More to Food Waste Innovation Than Tech, According to ReFED’s Dana Gunders

For The Spoon’s Food Waste Insights and Innovation Forum, done in partnership with nonprofit ReFED, tech is only one piece of the solution. When it comes to food waste, true innovation is as much about new business models, behaviors, and ways of thinking as it is about advances…
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Rainbow Sparkle and Graffiti

Rainbow Sparkle and Graffiti

by Jess deCourcy Hinds I’m grateful that my recent New York Times Modern Love column, “Oh, Dewey, Where Would You Put Me?” has helped me connect with readers about the complexity of sexual identity. I’ve heard from people from all over the world — from the Bible Belt…
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