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Founder/Editor-in-Chief of ORIGIN Magazine, Mantra Yoga + Health, and THRIVE Magazine

Q: What is the larger game that you are playing in the world?

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I’m committed to transformation on climate, women’s rights, equality, and endangered species. It’s time to disrupt the system, create new models, and be committed to action and measurable impact. We’re changing the face of media and using notable people to bring important issues to the mainstream. We need to talk about hard things. I believe we can heal ourselves and the world if we pull the dirt out from our closets, talk about the things we are most ashamed of, and transform pain into power.

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What are the gifts that your unique self is committed to giving in the world?

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I live at the intersection of art, creativity, and action. I am here to serve and connect changemakers and encourage the collaboration of artists, nonprofits, and celebrities for action on human rights and largescale issues. We must connect emotionally and work together to see real impact.

What does success mean to you?

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Freedom. Being able to live fully, speak openly, sleep in, work from anywhere, and surround myself with people to captivate me. When my passion and art, my work, and my call to the greater good all overlap, I am completely nurtured and fulfilled.

Life is too short to spend at war with ourselves. Let’s choose to surround ourselves with people who create, dream, support us, and get things done.” Maranda Pleasant, founder and publisher of three national magazines—ORIGIN Magazine, Mantra Yoga + Health, and THRIVE Magazine—partners with the most effective organizations and artists impacting, preserving, and protecting the planet, endangered species, and human rights. She is a former conflict journalist, photographer, and artist using art for impact, with a passion for telling the stories of the voiceless. ORIGINMAGAZINE.COM MANTRAMAG.COM MYTHRIVEMAG.COM

Profile for THRIVE. ORIGIN + MANTRA Magazines

ORIGIN Magazine: Issue 21  

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ORIGIN Magazine: Issue 21  

Annie Lennox, Ariana Huffington, Questlove, Top Musicians making a Difference, Music, 12+ Leaders redefining success, innovation, Michael Fr...

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