[dropcap size=small]”S[/dropcap]o what exactly is bookmaking?” I asked today’s interviewee. I could imagine her laughing when I read her reply: “Well, I’m not on the wrong side of the law, I assure you! It’s as literal as can be: I make books with paper, an awl, thread, binders’ board, and decorative paper and cloth. And …

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[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]hile we waited on the striped couch in the reception room of Carol Quillen’s office, suddenly feeling like three kids sent to the principal, people kept poking their heads in, or striding to the desk of the secretary, to ask, Is Carol in yet? Is it alright if we move our meeting back? Did …

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap] was recently sent a photo of Kate Fulbright chained to something with the suggestion, ‘Maybe you should interview her.’ That was really all it took. She was chained to something, and I was already impressed. Besides being a major mover and shaker of environmental justice campaigns in Charlotte, North Carolina, she and her brother …

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]yesha Omer is an artist and educator based in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work addresses issues of public formation, social marginalization and art activism. Recently Misadventures connected with Ayesha, who shared perspectives on arts, education, politics, terrorism, feminism, and religion in Pakistan. [divider]The Interview[/divider] S: Ayesha, great to catch up with you. Could you share …

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]rigida Martinez doesn’t have to think twice about caring for those around her – she does so intuitively. I noticed this from my first encounter with Martinez at an ashram in Indore, India. Children of construction families were helping their parents on the heavy-duty construction of a nearby, three-story building. (There is no minimum …

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tephanie Hathaway is active in the Peaks Foundation, which she describes as a “female-centric nonprofit organization that raises money — primarily for women and girls in developing countries — by organizing mountain adventures.” With Peaks she has traveled to east Africa and is going to be running their Annapurna ultra-marathon in March. If you are …

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]eagan Long is a photographer and businesswoman working in New York City, whose work—usually featuring bold young women in urban spaces—can be found here at her site. “I think of myself mostly as a businesswoman,” she says, “because I am involved in so much, including my art installation service and running a frame shop in …

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hough not avid travelers themselves, Mckee’s parents endowed their daughter with a sense of wonder that kicked into full gear at the age of 42, when she set out on a round-the-world (RTW) backpacking adventure. Mckee’s mom, an against-the-grain school teacher, let her skip school to read about exploration. Her dad’s only regret in life …

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[dropcap]Z[/dropcap]oi has been a traveling aficionado since her 20’s, but it wasn’t until her 50th birthday that she took what she calls her first “big, out-of-comfort- zone adventure,” –– a trek in the Himalayas from Lukla to Goyko Lakes to the base of Mount Everest. “For me mountains are alive,” Zoi says, “they have a …

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