I travel the world as a spiritual activist, specializing in sharing the voices and events of social movements through writing, film, photography, and Internet media. My career started at the age of 15 when I helped organize local Maine communities to stand up to corporate polluters. At the age of 20, I began my international work as an English teacher in the Nepalese school system. At the age of 22, I designed Internet media tools for Afghanistan’s first presidential and parliamentary elections after the fall of the Taliban in 2001; I did the same for Timor-Leste’s 2007 parliamentary cycle 2 years later.
I also organized powerful actions such as Walk in their Shoes, an art installation of nearly 8,000 pairs of shoes that was displayed on the Washington National Mall to memorialize Iraqis who lost their lives to the war. When working outside of peace activism, I spend my time as a photojournalist documenting the Buddhist and Hindu relics of Central and Southeast Asia, and as a student and practitioner of eastern based spiritual philosophy.
I offer my gratitude to the great spiritual masters, in Asia and at home in the US with whom I am privileged to study, for showing me the way. I am available as a public speaker and for workshops and I'm also looking to produce and edit more video. If you're interested in my work or collaborating, please contact me at Twitter @lilbutterfly