(28 posts)

Local Biz Spotlight on Radical Partners and their 10 Days of Connection

Produced for Radical Partners by The New Tropic Creative Studio Hey there, Miami.  Every year since 2016, the local social impact accelerator group, Radical Partners, puts on 10 Days of Connection, a 10-day initiative meant to spark connection in our community. From May 1 to May 10, events are held all across Miami-Dade — from […]

Civic Engagement / May 2, 2022

Locals to Know: Meet Carmen Pelaez, playwright, performer and director with Miami New Drama

Photo provided by Rafael Guillén Tell us about your work — your job and/or any volunteer work.  I’m a playwright, performer and director — basically, I love to tell stories in any medium I can. I also work with various advocacy groups, mostly Miami Freedom Project, but also on President Joe Biden’s Cuban-American leader advisory team. […]

Locals to Know / May 2, 2022

Locals to know: Meet Laura Paresky Gould of @miamicolortheory

Photo provided by Viveca Ljung Who are you? What do you do? I’m an artist, photographer, graphic designer, and a mom of three teenagers and two Rottweilers. My latest creative project is @miamicolortheory, an Instagram account documenting the colors and elements of Miami, all shot on an iPhone. The series somehow pulls together my earlier careers: […]

Locals to Know / April 25, 2022

Locals to know: Meet Lolo Reskin, a former Girl Scout and founder of Sweat Records

Let’s kick this Q&A off the right way: what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?  Thin Mints, in the fridge or freezer. If there was a Miami badge for Girl Scouts, what three tasks would need to be completed to earn the badge?  Visit our natural parks (Everglades, Biscayne, Oleta, etc), try foods from all the […]

Locals to Know / April 18, 2022

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Locals to know: Meet Christina Pettersson, local artist and self-proclaimed Everglades Witch

Tell us about your work — your job and/or any volunteer work.  I grew up in Miami and have spent a lifetime exploring and researching the (often dark) human history of Florida and the Deep South at large — especially the Everglades that I love so much. My art practice focuses on how human history […]

Locals to Know / April 11, 2022

Locals to know: Meet Daniel Kleinman, Founder & CEO of Seaworthy Collective

First things first — who are you and what do you do?  I’m the Founder & CEO of Seaworthy Collective as well as the Co-Director of Seaworthy Foundation. Seaworthy Collective drives regenerative blue economy development by creating accessible community-based opportunities for growing profitable and impactful ocean and climate technology businesses (AKA BlueTech). Seaworthy Foundation drives […]

Locals to Know / April 4, 2022

Meet your New Tropic director, Grace DeWitt

I did tell you yesterday that I pay close attention to manatees, didn’t I? 👋 I’m Grace, a Miami native, and while I’ve always been proud to rep the 305, it took moving across the country for college for me to really appreciate the magic of the Magic City. After graduating from Miami Palmetto Senior […]

Need to know / March 24, 2022

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Things to do / April 1, 1941