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Lesley Sager

Faculty Associate and Interior Designer, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI

I AM a Bag Lady

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2016
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 20

"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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A New Stove for Kenya

BY MÅRTEN CLAESSON AND OLA RUNE
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune, product designers, discover that people in most parts of Africa spend a significant amount of their time collecting wood for use in their three stone fire pits. Marten and Ola then worked with their team in Stockholm to design a new stove that uses less wood and produces less smoke. Now the kids in Kenya can spend their time in school instead of out collecting firewood.

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Am I a cyclist now?

BY MELINDA NEVILLE
IN BEMIDJI

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

BY JONAS ALMQUIST
@ 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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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

BY MEL ELLIOT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich

BY LISA ACOSTA
@ 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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Am I Supposed To Be Here?

BY SARAH LANE FERGUSON
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

D'Wayne Edwards is the founder of Pensole, a footwear design company. A #2 pencil designed his life for the past 27 years and he has dedicated the rest of his life to make sure that others will have the same opportunity to a better career, as he did. 

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Who the Hell Am I?

BY TAMMARA OLDS
@ 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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Who Am I? What Am I?

BY WILL HOLLINGSHEAD
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 13, 2017

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

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My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER

BY ANNAL VYAS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.