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