Here's the video from Bloom Bay Area's event: "The Role of Storytelling in Regenerative Culture". At the Red Victorian on Haight Street in San Francisco. Featured speakers Rucha Chitnis and Maya Zuckerman share their brilliant counter narratives to mainstream media, through the lens of women's leadership.
Many thanks to Rucha and Maya, and to Andrew J. O'Keefe II for providing the livestream.
Rucha Chitnis is a photojournalist, writer and founder of Changing the Narrative, a storytelling project of counter narratives of women and social movements rising and raising their voices in the face of ecological and climate challenges and social inequities. Her stories and photo essays have been published in Yes! Magazine, Public Radio International, Pacific Standard, Truthout, among other outlets. Rucha also consults as a storytelling strategist with progressive philanthropic groups and nonprofits, elevating stories of hope and resilience and how frontline communities are creating pathways to transformative change. Follow her on Twitter: @RuchaChitnis
Maya Zuckerman is Founder of TransmediaSF – an event and media agency, Expert-In-Residence for BRaVe Ventures, and marketing manager of Keyframe-Entertainment – a Transformational Media Network that bridges Underground Electronic Music and mainstream culture. She is also developing the Science Fiction franchise Em’s Theory. Maya is an emerging media and technology aficionado. She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, video games, tech startups, product management, and brand narratives. Her passion revolves around mainstream cross-platform media and transformational media as a vehicle in creating change on a global scale. Follower her on Twitter: @maya_z00
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On February 22, 2017, Bloom Bay Area hosted a discussion called "Breaking Through the Psychedelic Bubble: Engaging and Impacting the World at Large." Speakers Liana Sananda and Andrew J. O'Keefe II sharee their experiences of working in visionary art businesses, and transitioning to more mainstream corporate companies. Check out the video recording and/or photos below. Tune in, dream on and break through!
Video produced by Andrew J O'Keefe II. Photos by Brandon Ancier. Community facilitation by Alisha Morton. Big thanks to the Bloom Bay Area volunteer crew!
Bloom Network's newscast about regenerative projects and practices. This episode's featured guest: Matt Bovard of Knew rEvolution, an art and culture magazine for the festival community. http://knewrevolution.com/
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On September 9th, Bloom Network officially launched. We hosted a party and fundraiser at the Red Victorian on Haight Street, with keynote speaker Annie Oak, founder of the Women's Visionary Congress. 7 Bloom Producers from 7 different cities shared their experiences forming the network since 2009, and our visions for Bloom.
You can watch the archived video here or on our YouTube channel:
Many thanks to Andrew O'Keefe for filming the livestream!
And thank you to all the folks who came out and tuned in online. We had a couple offers to build the encrypted chat and video we want to use on this site. The best way you can support Bloom's next steps is to donate to our startup costs.
is an international collective of people and projects in service to regenerative culture. This blog features events and media from Bloom's local chapters in 34 cities across 6 countries.