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Dr. Warren Hern runs a clinic in Boulder, Colorado, that has provided abortion services since 1973, the year Roe v. Wade was decided. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on being on the front line of the fight over…
Whether on stage or in front of a canvas, multidisciplinary artist Patrick Dougher sees the importance of celebrating the world around him. Dougher offers his Brief But Spectacular take on Brooklyn, art and magic, as part of our arts and…
Kailia Attry is a boxer based in Los Angeles who has always seen sports as a means for connection and growth, whether that was bonding with her older brother or working to improve the visibility of women athletes. She gives…
Tia Kennedy is an Indigenous rights activist in Canada. Growing up, she struggled to access Indigenous culture and practices. As an adult, Kennedy says she realized those practices held thousands of years worth of wisdom to help improve individuals and…
As students are getting into the swing of things this fall, high-schooler Solyana Mesfin has a very unusual role. She's sitting on Kentucky's board of education and works to bridge conversations between the state's 600,000 public school students and policymakers.
Albert Bender is a writer, activist and attorney of Cherokee descent. Currently based in Tennessee, he has long been an advocate for Native American cultural preservation and justice. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on Indigenous cultures and struggles.
Vera Hall is a quilter and seamstress based in Baltimore and for decades has crafted a wide array of items. Recently, she decided to combine her artistry with her desire to learn more about her ancestry by creating powerful quilts…
Noname is a rapper and founder of the Noname Book Club, which encourages readers to support local bookstores and books by authors of color. The club now has 14 chapters across the United States. Here's her Brief But Spectacular take…
David Bornstein is co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, a group that works with news organizations to produce rigorous reporting on responses to social problems. The goal is to “rebalance the news” to provide people a sense of investment and…
Camille Seaman is a photographer who has been documenting climate change in the polar regions. Over the years, she’s witnessed firsthand the drastic effects of climate change, and hopes to merge the realms of art and science in order to…
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