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"My sister reminds me every day why I do the work that I do, why these open, hard conversations are important, how we learn from them and how we help ourselves and others by having them"

In How I Understand the Work I Do (and Myself) Better Because of My Little Sister from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 28Jessica Caldas shares about the impact her little sister has on her and her art. Caldas is an aritist based in Atlanta and one whose work stems from challenging subject matter such as domestic abuse and sexual violence. Over the last year, Jessica's younger sister Shoshana has increasingly become an influence in Jessica's work through her openess, honesty, and challenging nautre. Jessica stood before strangers, some friends, and her sister to tell everyone of the special bond these two have and what the bond has meant for Jessica's art.

"When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation."

In Advocacy through Animation from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 29,  Neia Omer tells her story. Animation is a inclusive medium when one is trying to reach a large subset of individuals. What do you do and where do you start if you know absolutely ZERO things about animation? What is your subject matter? Neia Omer's story is a personal journey, a personal goal, a family legacy, and one of animation being the key to her brand of advocacy. 


“I’m that annoying friend that can’t just sit and watch a movie, I knit and watch a movie. But I also make really awesome homemade gifts for everybody so you know– they can only get so mad about it.”

When you hear the word “homestead” what do you think of? I think of the old west in the US of A’s past, of folk heading out into the unknown with just their wits and wares and know-how. In 7(ish?) Lessons in Handmade Living from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Volume 28, speaker Kimberly Coburn would do just fine out there on her own given that she is helping revive the hand-me-down knowledge that was once passed from generation to generation but has somehow stopped now. Sewing, smithy work, growing food, glass making, and more! Tune in to hear Kimberly make the case for bringing back the “old knowledge”!

A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto


“Three Rs! The waste hierarchy! It’s a hierarchy because reducing is more effective than reusing and reusing is more effective than recycling.”

In A Zero-Waste Junkie's Journey to Pesto from PechaKucha Night Atlanta’s 28th volume Speaker Lisa Pellegrino discusses what she has learned while recovering from being a “zero-waste junky”. As part of her recovery she is ensuring that she is part of A (not THE) solution on a micro scale. Hear Lisa’s background in sustainability, where that background led her, and where she has followed that road to today… (Hint: pesto is part of it).




"I was talking to my friend and I said 'I went on another bad first date.' She said, 'Have you ever considered that you are the common denominator in all these bad first dates?'"

In A Few Things I've Learned About Online Dating from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 25Shannon Turner takes the mic with some advice for the fellas out there who might be prowling the interwebs looking for love. Profile photos, balancing weird against honest, what not to do's, etc. Listen as Shannon brings her wisdom to this sometime murky place called "online love" and perhaps come away with some dropped knowledge, like this nugget: "Gentlemen, learn how to have a good conversations...[It's] like a tennis match. It's back and forth."



Hats off to Atlanta for this funky-fresh design for their PechaKucha Night Vol. 25 by Scott Fuller The Studio Temporary. Be sure to check our all the amazing designs that come in daily over at our Official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr! Be inspired to make a poster for your city's next PKN!




"If I am half the Horton my dad was, then I'm definitely a badass."

In Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving from Atlanta Vol. 24, resident badass, Emmeline Renz shares a passionate and harrowing tale of her dad's life story and her worst moment when he was hit by a car by somebody driving distracted. She advocates for changing gears and social change in regards to distracted driving and it's death toll. Renz proves here how hard-hitting the conciseness of the PechaKucha platform can be in truly moving us and affecting our hearts and minds. The PechaKucha Community is behind you Emmeline!


This week's "City Focus" travels to Atlanta, Georgia, where a look at the city page reveals a growing archive of fantastic presentations, assuring that the city's creative scene is properly celebrated. Atlanta's PechaKucha Night Vol. 23 is set for August 24.

"As you all know, biking is a powerful tool -- a magical tool -- and we use it here within the Black community to create change."

Zahra Alabanza describes herself as a magical being: a unicorn. In "Cycling Through Life: A Unicorn in Motion" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 22 1/2 She goes into depth on what exactly this means, how she has recruited her nephews into being unicorns, and how being a unicorn has helped to bring bicycling to her family, friends, and community.  

"If somebody asks you, just say yes -- figure out how to do it. Say yes, and do what it takes to make it happen."

Scott Fuller discusses how he built his design shop Studio Temporary and how he has grown his business here in Atlanta by hustling everyday. In "Everyday I'm Hustling" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 22, his advice to the audience is to always ask, help your friends, never stop making, and finally: get out! 

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