|During the course of the year, we covered themes of urgent importance for not only The Esperanza Project but a growing number of international magazines, newspapers and websites. To name just a few:|
In Mexico, a series of stories about efforts to bring a more enlightened form of tourism and save Bacalar’s threatened Lake of Seven Colors, for the Washington Post and The Esperanza Project.
In Panama, continued coverage of the fight of the Ngäbe-Buglé people to save their sacred site and way of life from the destruction of a hydroelectric dam.
In Mexico, a series on the sacred medicine traditions of the Wixarika or Huichol People, for Intercontinental Cry‘s Indigenous Medicine Stories series, as well as ongoing coverage of the Wixárika struggle to defend their lands and culture.In the U.S. and beyond, initiatives to rein in the plastic pollution crisis contaminating our rivers and oceans, killing wildlife and fueling climate change, for Texas Observer and Rice Business Wisdom.
In the U.S., a nascent movement to reclaim our democracy from corporate interests and the Republican Party, for our new Medium column, the Houston Chronicle, Rice Business Wisdom and the Esperanza Project.In the wake of the increasingly devastating California fires, a glimpse into the rise of megafires, the causes and effects, and what needs to be done about it, for USA Today, Medium and the Esperanza Project.
A look into the rise of craftivism and artivism, the use of art and craft to supercharge a different kind of activism, and interviews with three of its proponents, for Yes! Magazine and the Esperanza Project.
In Mexico, coverage of the presidential campaign of María de Jesús Patricio, or Marichuy, the country’s first indigenous woman candidate.
On the U.S. border with Mexico, on-the-ground coverage of Christmas in Tornillo: The Occupation, a creative brown-led resistance movement aimed at freeing the 15,000 migrant children now being held in Tornillo, Texas, and other US detention facilities throughout the country, for Yes! Magazine and the Esperanza Project.