Archive for September, 2013

Korto Momolu’s New York Fashion Week 2013 Showing
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Korto Momolu’s New York Fashion Week 2013 Showing

During this year’s New York Fashion Week, I was humbled to be part of Fashion Runway alum, Korto Momolu’s backstage team. We helped transform the showroom within a few hours, setting up, repainting the runway, and making gift bags for the guests. It was so rewarding and felt like a meditation […]

Meet Tami McHenry, the “Canadian-born, Chinese-Jamerican” Corporate Engineer
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Meet Tami McHenry, the “Canadian-born, Chinese-Jamerican” Corporate Engineer

  Name: Tami McHenry Occupation: Corporate Engineer Education: BS Industrial Engineering Country of Origin: Born in Canada raised in USA Current Neighborhood: Northern Liberties City/State: Philadelphia, PA Number of years in the U.S.: 22 The first time I realized I was different than my North Jersey neighbors was the summer […]

Meet Sebastian Miller, a German Living His American Dream
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Meet Sebastian Miller, a German Living His American Dream

Name: Sebastian Miller                Occupation: Sales representative Education: Bachelor of Science Country of Origin: Germany City/State: Stafford, Va Number of years in the U.S.:  12 Years I came to the United States from Germany at the age of 16, excited to learn a new […]

How this DC Mom Ended Up on a NY Fashion Week Runway
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How this DC Mom Ended Up on a NY Fashion Week Runway

When my PR-extraordinaire friend El’Jay DeShield casually invited me to Project Runway’s standout designer Korto Momolu’s show at New York Fashion Week, I figured he had seen my jiu jitsu arms, and thought I’d be great for heavy lifting backstage. I’m used to this; people ask me to help out […]

Meet Matthew Hashiguchi, the Filmmaker & Professor
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Meet Matthew Hashiguchi, the Filmmaker & Professor

Name: Matthew Hashiguchi Occupation: Filmmaker/Professor Education: BA The Ohio State University; MFA Emerson College Country of Origin: USA Neighborhood: East Boston City/State: Boston, MA Number of years in the U.S.: 29 My experience as a multiracial American has shaped my life. Growing up half-Italian and half-Japanese in a Cleveland Irish […]

Nodis Interview: Video Intro
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Nodis Interview: Video Intro

For the debut interview for our web series, we highlight young, local talent, 17-year old DC rapper Nodis (http://www.youtube.com/user/NodisMyMusic). Full interview coming soon…  

Meet Abdul-Wahab, the Chaplain, Community Leader & Counselor
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Meet Abdul-Wahab, the Chaplain, Community Leader & Counselor

Name: Abdul-Wahab Omeira Occupation: Muslim Chaplain at the California State Prison–Los Angeles County Education: B.S. of Religious Studies Country of Origin: Syria Neighborhood: Eastside City/State: Palmdale, CA Number of years in the U.S: 43 It has been quite interesting, wonderful and educational living in the US and I would not have changed it for the world. Mid […]

Meet Tom Tran, the Survivor with a Sky Tattoo
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Meet Tom Tran, the Survivor with a Sky Tattoo

Name: Tom Tran Occupation: IT Technician Education: College Graduate Country of Origin: Vietnam City/State: Washington, DC Number of years in the U.S.: 30  Vienna Mbagaya: Thank you for sharing your story Tom. I hear you have a tattoo that is meaningful to you. Tom Tran: It’s on my tricep and […]

Daniel Chacon, World Kickboxing Association World Champion
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Meet Daniel Chacon, the WKA World Champion

Name: Federico Daniel Chacon Molina Occupation: Professional Mix Martial Arts Fighter/ 2012 World champion/ Senior instructor at Beta Academy D.C Education: High school graduated. Prince George CC Student Country of Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Bolivia Neighborhood: Columbia Heights City/State: Washington, D.C Number of years in the U.S.: 19 Anything […]

Ruba Omeira, Stay at Home Mom
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Meet Sara Bunduk, the Stay at Home Mom

Name: Sara Bunduk Occupation: Stay at Home Mom  Education: BA Psychology, MPH   Country of Origin: American born to Syrian immigrants  Neighborhood: Herndon  City/State: Herndon, VA   Number of years in the U.S: Born here  I’m a second generation Syrian American. Although,  throughout my school years my peers were of different backgrounds, […]