Sex & ASL

Bethany Gehman provides sexuality education for people of all ages, conducts professional training, and promotes inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education in Deaf K-12 residential programs.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) organizes regular story time with drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Currently, story hours are held in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

My father, Dean by Melissa Pulsinelli

"Waiting “patiently” at Memorial Sloan for my father to get out of surgery, we knew there were two outcomes that could happen: 1. Dr. Rusche was able to remove as much tar or lung as possible and we would have longer days to spend with him or 2. The cancer is too far along and poking into and around his lungs would do more harm than good which would essentially be a sit and wait game for his life." - Melissa Pulsinelli

Adoption by Sara Clark

"I don’t remember being told I was adopted because I feel as if I have always known. Because my adoptive family is white and I’m Korean, it would have been difficult to explain my existence without adoption becoming an active part of the dialogue."

My Mom is Super Woman by Malorie Burden

"A week or two went by and she had an appointment to get an MRI. Once they received the results, they called to tell me that my Mom had Stage 4 Lung & Brain Cancer. I stood on the streets of Brooklyn bawling my eyes out as strangers walked by. Nothing seemed like reality. I couldn't control the emotions that were coming out of me and after I managed to settle down, every inch of me was in pain from the crying."

Billion Oyster Project

Billion Oyster Project, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs.

Juliet Lamb, Project Pelican

Juliet Lamb is an ornithologist, focused on better understanding the marine and terrestrial habitat needs of seabirds in order to inform conservation and restoration efforts. She leads Project Pelican, a Brown Pelican satellite tracking project in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange farms rooftops, builds green spaces, and promotes sustainable living and local ecology through food, education, and events. We believe that social enterprise is a powerful driver of positive change, and that businesses should be a nourishing part of their community.