Our Founders & Team

FOUNDERS & EDITORS

Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner
Founding Editors

Missy Crutchfield
Editor-in-Chief

DSC00495
Be Magazine Editor-in-Chief Missy Crutchfield interviews Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, on the Gandhi Legacy Tour in India.

Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and President & CEO of Gandhi Global Center For Peace, co-founded with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi, and she also previously coordinated the Gandhi Legacy Tour to India. 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 Gandhi’s Be Magazine, Missy has covered national and international events, highlights include The Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Emory University in 2010 and 2013, the 9/11 Unity Walk in Washington, D.C., touring Sean Penn’s JP/HRO in Haiti and meeting with Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly, and covering the travels and speaking engagements of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi.

Follow Missy:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Pinterest
www.missycrutchfield.com

Melissa Turner
Executive Editor

Melissa b&w

Executive Editor of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and Communications Director for the Gandhi Global Center for Peace. She is a writer, photographer, and journalist with a passion for education, human rights, social issues, public health, and the environment. As part of “Sisters Speak Out,” she is the arranger of “Sisters Speak Out in Empowerment.” Melissa enjoys the gift of creativity and believes the arts and media have the power to engage youth and inspire people of all ages to transform the world. Through Gandhi’s Be Magazine, Melissa has covered national and international events, highlights include The Visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Emory University in 2010 and 2013, the 9/11 Unity Walk in Washington, D.C., touring Sean Penn’s JP/HRO in Haiti and meeting with Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly, and covering the travels and speaking engagements of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. She has held numerous positions leadership positions in the media, communications and youth development, and is also a UR2.Global Board Liaison. She assists with the retreat’s local Peruvian artist acquisition.

Follow Melissa:
Facebook
Twitter

Send Us an Email! editors@bemagazine.org.

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.

Follow Arun:
Facebook
Twitter
www.arungandhi.org
www.arungandhi.net
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.

Follow Nancy:
Facebook
Twitter
www.nancyhendersonwriter.com

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.

Gandhi’s Be Magazine and its affiliate blog sites are published by House of Be LLC. Copyright 2016