United States

Human rights scholar and activist Ariel S. Garfinkel has a background in international law and women’s rights, with a focus on strengthening the enforcement of UN treaty law.

Northern California

Czech-American author Birgitte Rasine writes works that twist the beauty and the pain of the human experience into unforgettable strands of storytelling.

United States and Oman
Serving many years on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. J. Larry Brown riveted national attention to the existence of hunger in America in the 1980s, when he led a team of prominent doctors on field investigations into twenty-five states.
Turkey, France, New York and Vietnam

Gözde Avci Is an independent development consultant working for international aid agencies. She has been implementing livelihood improvement and emergency intervention projects for the last eight years in the Middle East, Balkans, Central Asia, Caribbeans, Africa and South East Asia. 

United Kingdom and Slovenia

Joseph Rain is a business owner who divides his time between London, Slovenia, and other parts of the world. He is working on an ambitious book that seeks to help us redefine and rediscover who we are through the lens of philosophy, science, and spirituality. Titled "The Unfinished Book of Who We Are," it is slated for publication in 2018.

Joseph tells us this about his life and what led him to write this book:

New Mexico and Guatemala
The first person to publish information about the five-sign Mayan Cross horoscope in English (1997), Kenneth Johnson has continued his studies with Mayan Daykeepers throughout the years, and has now created a complete manual of Mayan astrological practice. All the material in this unique new book is based upon information obtained from shamanic Mayan astrologers in Guatemala; there are no “New Age” inventions or “interpretations.”
Northern California

Mickey Mestel is an unusual product of the American Midwest.  Growing up in Colorado during the 60’s and 70’s, he always felt there was something more, something else out there, but never was able to pinpoint just exactly what that something was.  A rebellious youth turned in desperation to a higher education, and after graduating from Kent State University, he forsook the snow and cold of the mid-west for the more gentile clime of northern California.  That and the lure of Silicon Valley to fuel the passion for computers he developed whilst at university.