IMAGINE Magazine Autumn 2015 Volume 1 Number 1 - Page 3

Staff contributors Debra Beck, author of the award-winning book My Feet Aren’t Ugly, A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out, is a devoted mentor for teenage girls and parents on issues facing teenagers and parents today. Paula Donnelly-Roark is a participation practitioner and social analyst working on poverty and post-conflict issues in African countries. Her recent book Social Justice and Deep Participation was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Michael Iskowitz has worked for decades with national and international leaders, United Nations, and nonprofit organizations envisioning and shaping initiatives that have made the world a better, fairer and more peaceful place for the most vulnerable among us. He has built common ground across party and country lines and often divergent constituencies to create change in the areas of children and families, global health and human rights. Wib Middleton, editorial photographer and writer, is co-owner of Thunder Mountain Design with his wife, Jane Perini. He is a board member of the Tibetan Buddhist organization, KPC, that built the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona, where he also serves as one of its caretakers. Wib and Jane have been involved in helping to establish several nonprofits dedicated to world peace and sustainability. Jane Perini held to a vision of Sedona being known around the world as City of Peace after the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park was established in Sedona. She is one of the founding members of Sedona City of Peace and is president of Thunder Mountain Design, which specializes in magazine and book design for more than three decades. Lori Rubenstein has a special gift: holding sacred space f