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Jody Sperling

Jody Sperling is a dancer-choreographer from New York City. Last spring, she accompanied a science mission to the Arctic and danced on polar ice. I’m a choreographer who’s passionate about merging movement and climate science. I’ve traveled to the Arctic and danced on the polar cap. I’m in love with sea ice! My current aim is to bring the Arctic “home” and tell the story of ice through dance. Sea ice has the same properties as human bone. It’s so dynamic and, unfortunately, so endangered. I want to express the beauty of the ice before it disappears. TIMELAPSEDANCE.COM PHOTO: PIERRE COUPEL

Matthew Israel

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Matthew Israel, curator at large at Artsy, is an art historian, writer, and educator. Artsy’s mission is to make the world’s art accessible. I focus on making art and art history accessible and engaging to a wider public through writing and teaching via traditional and nontraditional online and offline means. While my expertise is in modern and contemporary art, I also prioritize showing how the art of today is informed by (and unthinkable without) the art of the past.

I love exploring the intersection of technology, humanity, and how to live a meaningful, creative life in the twenty-first century. A lot of my films explore these ideas. I’m also passionate about how profound it has been to unplug one day each week for the last five years with my family. We call them Technology Shabbats, and this ritual has been life-changing and is something I want to share broadly so others can experience it.

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Elke Govertsen

Elke Govertsen scaled a local magazine into one of America’s best parenting magazines by redefining parents through multifaceted, gutsy stories. I am passionate about building a business that is as meaningful as our product. Mamalode is full of heartfelt, true stories. Our events reflect the content. From Mother’s Day Eve to Burning (Mini) Van, our goal is to bring parents together to celebrate this remarkable shared experience. I am passionate about storytelling and believe that an authentic story can change the world—or at least change someone’s life. MAMALODE.COM | WWW.ELKEGOVERTSEN.COM PHOTO: HOLLY ANDRES

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ORIGIN Magazine Issue #23  

100 Top Creatives in the U.S., Top Badass Female Athletes, Makers: 25 Female Pioneers share wisdom (Hillary, Martha Stewart, Cheryl Sandberg...

ORIGIN Magazine Issue #23  

100 Top Creatives in the U.S., Top Badass Female Athletes, Makers: 25 Female Pioneers share wisdom (Hillary, Martha Stewart, Cheryl Sandberg...