Our Founders & Team

Gandhi’s Be Magazine Founders & Editors

Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner
Co-Founders

Missy is Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and she also co-founded the Gandhi Global Center For Peace with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi. She is a globally recognized, award winning journalist and human rights/animal rights & vegan activist. Missy has worked as an actress in NYC and held numerous roles in media. Passionate about addressing social issues through the arts, Missy created and collaborated on a number of projects and community-based programs including Remember Your Dream, mentoring youth through arts & social issues, and Sisters Speak Out, an original three-act play and workshop series about domestic violence and women and girl’s empowerment. Through her work with Gandhi’s Be Magazine, Missy has traveled to India, Kenya, South Africa, Haiti, Nepal, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, and many other places speaking on human rights and covering the stories of nonviolence and peace around the world. She has also spoken at human rights conferences at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Times Square in New York City, Queens Theatre in Queens, New York; University of California at Berkeley; and Harvard University. In her spare time, Missy loves travel, exploring new cultures, spending time with her dogs at home, and cooking vegan.

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Melissa is Co-Founder/Executive Editor of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and serves as Communications Director for the Gandhi Global Center for Peace. She is a health, medical, and social issues writer and photographer. Melissa is also a passionate vegan, environmental, and human rights activist. Through her work with Gandhi’s Be Magazine, Melissa has traveled to India, Africa, Haiti, Nepal, and many other places covering the stories of nonviolence and peace around the world. She has also spoken at human rights conferences at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia; University of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Times Square in New York City, Queens Theatre in Queens, New York; University of California at Berkeley; and Harvard University. In her spare time, Melissa loves hiking, photography, travel, and being outdoors.

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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Arun b&wArun Gandhi

Journalist, co-founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, continues his grandfather’s legacy through sharing the message of nonviolence through his writings, community lectures, and Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute outreach and tours.

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www.gandhiforchildren.org

Freelance writer Nancy Henderson of Chattanooga, TN. Photo by Alex McMahan
Freelance writer Nancy Henderson of Chattanooga, TN. Photo by Alex McMahan

Nancy Henderson
Author and Magazine Writer

Nancy is an award-winning journalist whose stories have appeared in dozens of national publications, including Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Parade and three major airline magazines. A longtime member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the nation’s top professional organization for non-fiction writers, she is also the author of Able! How One Company’s Extraordinary Workforce Changed the Way We Look at Disability Today (BenBella Books) and Sewing Hope, the story of a Ugandan nun who provides a safe haven and job training for young women formerly abducted by terrorist Joseph Kony (Dust Jacket Press). Nancy especially enjoys writing about people who are making a difference through their work.

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS & PARTNERS

Updated List of Featured Contributors Coming Soon… in the meanwhile, want to join us?

350.org

Alliance for Fair Food

Amnesty International

Arun Gandhi

Seth Godin

Earthjustice

Farm Sanctuary

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Forks Over Knives

Greenpeace

Human Rights Watch

Humane Society of the United States

Interdependence Project

Jewish Voice for Peace

Dr. Amelia Kemp, Ph.D. LMHC

Meatless Mondays

Navdanya

Ingrid Newkirk

Wayne Pacelle

Pace e Bene & Campaign Nonviolence

PETA

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Rainforest Action Network

Robert Reich

Rabbi Brant Rosen

Sea Shepherd

Sister Jenna & America Meditating Radio

Southern Poverty Law Center

Union of Concerned Scientists

BLOGGERS

Calling Bloggers to join the Gandhi’s Be Magazine team! Are you interested in writing a regular blog or re-publishing your existing blog on Gandhi’s Be Magazine? Email us at editors@bemagazine.org.

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