Audience Takes the Stage [Spectrum]
September 18, 10:00am - 11:30am EDT. Hosted at NYC | Zoom or YouTube Live
part of a series on Spectrum
About the speaker
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Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee is a Brooklyn-based writer exploring themes of cultural identity, community, and family. She studied journalism at NYU and, since graduating, has worked for various brands from Martha Stewart to Sesame Street. Currently, she is an associate editor at Scholastic where she helps create magazines for striving teen readers. She believes the glass is always half full, and is often excited about the intersections of education and media, low-waste living, quiet activism, and miniature crafting.
Rukmini Poddar‘s passion lies at the intersection of emotional wellness and creative storytelling. She helps people understand and express their emotions through artwork. A self-proclaimed 100 day project enthusiast, Rukmini is the author of the book 100 Obscure Emotions. She’s also drawn over 500 illustrations inspired by her personal reflections and attempts to understand her inner emotional world. Rukmni shares her drawings regularly on her Instagram page of over 100,000 followers.
Born to Kenyan parents in Portland, Njoki Gatimu grew up understanding that being unique is a superpower. Njoki graduated from Dartmouth College and then followed her academic curiosity across the Atlantic, and conducted a comparative study focusing on identity formation among North African youth in Paris as a Fulbright Scholar. Njoki also holds a law degree from NYU School of Law. She practiced law for several years, working for a women’s rights NGO in Nairobi and a large law firm in NYC, before deciding to welcome more creativity into her life, and pour her energy into pursuits that align most deeply with her values and passions.
After adventures in the sustainable food space and documentary film, Njoki is now answering the call of her heart to write. Based in Brooklyn, she is working on her first book—a story that untangles the threads between three generations of Kenyan women across eight decades and two continents.
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Special Guest Musician: Eunbi Kim
Eunbi Kim is a concert pianist, speaker, and co-founder of bespoken, a mentorship program for womxn in music. Kim is most known as the creator, performer, and producer of Murakami Music, a music-theater work inspired by the novels of Haruki Murakami. Her solo album A House of Many Rooms: New Concert Music by Fred Hersch is available on all platforms.
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September’s Theme is Spectrum
Our Las Vegas chapter chose this month’s exploration of Spectrum and Iandry Randriamandroso illustrated the theme.
NYC | Zoom or YouTube Live
New York, New York United States
September 18, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am