PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2014
“At the moment our culture doesn’t really allow us to talk about sex.”
Katie Cowan wants us to talk more about sex. And in “I Want to Talk about Sex” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20, she goes into depth on reasons how sex can be a great thing, and how open and frank discussions about sex can only help bridge the void between men, women, and their partners.
OCTOBER 20, 2014
OCTOBER 08, 2014
“I traveled the world, made friends - but lost 5 years of it in an instant.”
Tamim Al-Kadasi is a traveler, teacher, and friend to many in countries from all over. In “Only Memory” from PKN Sana’a Vol. 4, he speaks of an accident that altered his life, had him lose 5 years of memory, and how it has strengthened and empowered him to create new ones.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story.
Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowledge. In “The Naked Truth” from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 9, find out what is at your core.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2014
Creating new photo albums for families who lost theirs in natural disasters; this is Photohoku.
Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on Photohoku: a photographic movement founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011.
In "Photohoku 2.0" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116 we see it's now a movement whereby photographers take photos of families affected by disasters, and give the photo albums back to the families themselves. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.
AUGUST 27, 2014
The statistics are overwhelming: 27 million men, women, and children are held in slavery across the world.
Amy Heague's daughter was about the same age as many of the children she came across being held as slaves in Cambodia.
In "27 Million" from PKN Forster Vol. 2, she discusses the reasons why Cambodia became notorious for human trafficking, and the actions she has taken to combat and drive out these horrific injustices. Amy encourages us to find the fire within ourselves to ruthlessly stamp out these practices any way we can.
AUGUST 22, 2014
Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.
Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.
JULY 11, 2014
"I literally left court, stole a car, and a half a kilo of cocaine from a local Columbian dealer..."
In "Learning to Love in the 90s" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 3, restauranteur Tony Harrision shares his interesting and colorful life journey through drugs, prison, and finally learning how to live, love, and find contentment.
JULY 02, 2014
"The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, and defenseless victims have often been the most dramatically affected."
Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. In "Books for Syria" from PKN Sharjah Vol. 5, Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives.
JULY 01, 2014
The Battle We Didn't Choose
What would you do if the one you loved was diagnosed with cancer?
When photographer Angelo Meredino's wife was diagnosed with cancer, he did what he does best: capture her story through the lens of his camera.