Gandhi’s Be Magazine Founders & Editors
Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner
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.
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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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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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.
FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS & PARTNERS
Updated List of Featured Contributors Coming Soon… in the meanwhile, want to join us?
Alliance for Fair Food
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Forks Over Knives
Human Rights Watch
Humane Society of the United States
Jewish Voice for Peace
Dr. Amelia Kemp, Ph.D. LMHC
Pace e Bene & Campaign Nonviolence
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Rainforest Action Network
Rabbi Brant Rosen
Sister Jenna & America Meditating Radio
Southern Poverty Law Center
Union of Concerned Scientists
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