“FRICTION ZONE!” It’s eight hours into the first day of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse I’m taking at a North Carolina community college and my instructor is baffled, maybe even annoyed. Preparing to weave my way through an obstacle course, I released the clutch too quickly on my loaner Yamaha TW200 and it stalled—again. …

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I first met Canadian Explorer and adventurer Geoff Green in 2003 at the Explorers Club in New York City. Geoff is the brainchild and visionary of the Students On Ice Foundation, a wonderful organization that takes young people to experience the beauty, people, history and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. He is a world …

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It was near the end of my first year teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin that I started to feel confident enough that I could complete a secondary project, that is, a project related to, but not in the first paragraph of my job description as a volunteer. These secondary projects had …

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MAKERS: Women Who Make America is a digital and broadcast initiative aiming to make available the inspiring stories of women pioneers. An ongoing project made possible by PBS and AOL, the online platform aims to serve as a continually-updated digital archive of female groundbreakers, trailblazers, and visionaries. The site bills itself as “the largest collection …

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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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