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Meet Miriam ‘Mimi’ King, former MDCPS teacher and founder of The Empowerment Via Education (E.V.E) Consulting Firm

📸: Photo courtesy of Michae E. Allen (A Sharp Photo) Hi Mimi! Let’s start with the basics: Who are you? What do you do? I am a Bahamian-made but Miami-bred woman who loves God and loves people. In 2020 I founded the Courageous Creatives Leadership Collective, a safe space for the next generation of Creative […]

/ August 8, 2022


Meet one of Coral Gables’ most important matchmakers

📸: Photo courtesy of Mary Snow Hi Mary! Let’s start with the basics: Who are you? What do you do? I have the great privilege of being a matchmaker between the kind and generous individuals, families and companies of Coral Gables and the non-profit organizations and projects that make the community a better place to […]

/ August 1, 2022


Meet Rodrigo Butori, the Plastic Fisherman

📸: Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Butori Who are you? What do you do? I’m the founder of Plastic Fisherman, a global project that uses art and creativity to create awareness about the marine plastic pollution issue. If you could give any one piece of advice to locals, what would it be? People all over the country are […]

/ July 25, 2022


Meet Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County’s first Madam Mayor and a Girl Scout alumna

📸: Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade County What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?  The oatmeal peanut butter ones – Do-Si-Dos!  If there was a Miami badge for Girl Scouts, what three tasks would need to be completed to earn the badge?  1) Doing a beach clean-up, 2) Growing tropical fruit, and 3) Visiting at least 5 […]

/ July 18, 2022


Meet Andrew Otazo, the man behind Miami Creation Myth and a movement to protect our mangroves

📸: Photo courtesy of Andrew Otazo Who are you? What do you do? I am an Associate Director at Kivvit, an award-winning, national, full-service communications agency, where I specialize in public affairs, Environmental, Social and Governance, executive positioning, and earned media. I also authored a satirical book titled the Miami Creation Myth and recruited a […]

/ July 11, 2022


Meet Alette Simmons-Jiménez, a mixed-media visual artist

📸: Photo courtesy of Alette Simmons-Jiménez Who are you? What do you do? I’m a visual artist who works in painting, sculpture, video, photography, light, and sound.  My work has developed around my personal life experiences. I am a third-generational American, coming from a mixed ancestral lineage, beginning with ancient Anatolia, to Austria, Germany, and […]

/ July 5, 2022


Meet Katie Murphy, the Miamian supporting the state’s greatest natural ecosystems

📸: Photo courtesy of Katie Murphy Who are you? What do you do? I am the Director of Development & Communications for The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks. We support not one, not two, but FOUR national park units throughout South Florida. Many people think that, because these spaces are managed by the National Park […]

/ June 27, 2022


Meet Constance Jones, two-time Emmy nominated journalist and Girl Scout alumna

📸: Photo by NBC6 Tell us about your work — your job and/or any volunteer work.  I work in TV — I am the morning news anchor at NBC6. I’ve been in television broadcasting for about 18 years, and I also spent some time working in radio at NPR. I volunteer as a Big Sister […]

/ June 20, 2022


Meet award-winning journalist (and self-described amateur historian) Daniel Rivero

📸: Photo by Kent Hernández Wax poetic for a minute and tell us: what brings you most alive about this city? We’re a halfway point that turned into a permanent home. Most people here have one foot in two worlds, and Miami exists in the crotch area of those two feet — and I mean […]

/ June 13, 2022


Meet Alex Izaguirre, aka MAMÚT, a graphic designer and illustrator

📸: Photo provided by Eddie Urrutia What’s a project you’re working on and how can our readers help you with it? I am currently working on Dogfish Head’s tART Series! I was beyond honored to be selected to illustrate and design four cans for this series. The response has been amazing and it’s been great working […]

/ June 6, 2022