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Halfstack Highlights Ep. 43: Meet Driftseed.org

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Jenny

Hey everyone! Jenny here – I am really excited to bring this newest episode of Halfstack Highlights to you all. In this most recent interview, I speak with the founders of Driftseed.org and the masterminds behind an amazing documentary called: Little Stones. Meena Singh and Sophia Kruz are seriously two badass and inspiring women creating change and inspiring women worldwide through their story telling.



We talked about the making of Little Stones which is a documentary profiling four women who are each contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art. From a graffiti artist in the Favelas of Brazil raising awareness about domestic violence to a choreographer in India using dance to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking. We touch on the journey of Sophia and Meena while making this documentary, their careers, obstacles and their hope for Driftseed – which is the organization they founded alongside creating Little Stones. It’s a program dedicated to education, outreach, documentary storytelling and building a better world for women and girls. This episode is equal parts inspiring as it is informative. Keep listening for the full interview.

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Sophia and Meena are showcasing movements worldwide, through their story telling. They are the epitome of using their gifts and talents to do more in this world. They realized a dream, were changed for life and found their calling through this project. The duo also realized how important the educational component of their project would be in order for them to continue to work towards change. Due to this, they decided to launch their NFP and dubbed it Driftseed. The name Driftseed comes from the name for a seed or fruit, like the coconut, which is adapted for long distance dispersal by water. Most drift seeds are produced by tropical trees, and can be found on distant beaches after drifting thousands of miles through ocean currents. At Driftseed, the team believes powerful stories, told with compassion, can carry ideas quickly over vast distances. Like the seeds whose name they have borrowed, they hope their documentary work will disperse to far away places, take root, and build a more safe, just and equitable world for men, women, boys and girls around the world. You can check out the trailer for Little Stones, the first documentary coordinated by Sophia, Meena and their Driftseed team here:





Thanks for listening to this latest episode! If you want to learn more about Sophia and Meena, get a preview of Little Stones or learn more about Driftseed, check out: www.driftfseed.org. You can keep up with the organization on Instagram and twitter as well! If you have an inspiring organization, interesting profile or great story you want to pitch us for an episode, shoot us an email at: halfstackmagazine (at) gmail (dot) com And as always - Thanks for your support!
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