Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told her he wouldn’t support universal healthcare, Amy said, “I’m running.”
At the New York City Poetry Brothel, patrons pay for one-on-one readings with scantily-clad bards over cocktails and candlelight. This short documentary follows the self-proclaimed “poetry whores” through one of their writing workshops, as they attempt to make the traditionally stodgy art form alluring and personal.
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Teresa Mahoney will be joining Mint, based in New Delhi, India this fall as a video producer and will help train reporters in visual storytelling. Follow her on Twitter @TeresaMahoney
Carmel DeAmicis is a contract reporter based in San Francisco covering startups in Silicon Valley for PandoDaily. Follow her on Twitter @carmeldea.
Cori Bush is a registered nurse, a pastor and a mom. After taking to the streets to protest police killings, she looked in the mirror and said, “why not politician, too?”
“The Boss of the Queens Machine” hasn’t faced a primary challenger in 14 years. But an underfunded upstart is suddenly giving him a run for his money.
Paula Jean Swearengin has seen West Virginia’s land exploited, its people fall ill, and its politicians do nothing. So she decided to do something herself.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
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