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Melinda Neville

Am I a cyclist now?


A sense of direction, purpose  and belonging keeps Melinda Neville in Bemidji. She made it home and became an active member of the community.

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I am Smart 2016

@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Jonas Almquist, Solar Energy Expert, who recently initiated the project I am Smart 2016 where he aims to combine solar cells with design - to make it more attractive!

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I Am Not An Artist

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 22, 2015

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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“My mom used to say you are what you eat. And i was like ‘that’s ridiculous, I’m not a twinkie, I’m not a bologna sandwich’ but now i get it.”

In I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd Volume, Presenter Lisa Acosta asks us to ponder this questions: Wild foods, are there benefits to enjoying them? She invites you to discover how what we eat influences our lived experiences.


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How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

"I have met some of the greatest people in the my search for community brought me back home."

In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3Danielle Hollis, invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Danielle has recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016. 

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Who the Hell Am I?

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

In this reflective piece we gain a bit more of an understanding into the world of one adopted child who has grown up into an adult and is now able to reflect on what this has meant to her so far in life.

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I AM a Bag Lady

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."

In I AM a Bag Lady  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education. 

Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS. 

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Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Jon Gildea began mountain bike racing at the age of 13 and represented Great Britain as a junior rider. He always remained a keen cyclist and in 2012 he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and broke his left leg badly. This injury meant that he was now eligible for para-cycling events and after being classified as C5 he was accepted onto the British Cycling Paralympic Development programme in 2013. 

After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2013 Jon made rapid progress on the track and road, his career highlight so far becoming a double world champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.


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Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."

In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.

Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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Who Am I? What Am I?

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 13, 2017

Will Hollingshead shares his art practices - moving to different cities and finding different inspirations.