Join us for our debut Story Collider show in Seattle featuring five personal stories on Environmental Science.
Hosted by Melia Paguirigan and Emi Okikawa. Doors at 7:00 pm.
Rasheena Fountain is a writer whose goal is to highlight and provoke discussions about environmental justice, womanhood, sexual orientation, gender identity, and social justice issues through the lens of the Black experience. She is a native of Chicago, IL, now living in Seattle. Fountain has been published in Trail Posse, HuffPost, Embrace Race, Mountaineer Magazine, Thrive Global, Austin Weekly News, IslandWood Blog, and more. She is a past Walker Communications Editorial Fellow with the National Audubon Society. Fountain attained my B.A. in Rhetoric with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A.Ed. in Urban Environmental Education from Antioch University Seattle. While she has spent the past three years working in environmental nonprofits, she is headed to the University of Washington Seattle to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing in the fall of this year.
Manola is an environmental justice reporter with Crosscut in Seattle. She also hosts an arts podcast with fields magazine, where she interviews Seattle artists about their work and experiences in the city. Much of her work stems from an interest in telling the stories of vulnerable or underrepresented communities, especially those often left unheard in the environmentalist movement. You can follow Manola on Twitter @mmsecaira.