Cathryn Wellner is a writer and storyteller whose years as a community developer and farmer ignited her passion for a sustainable food system and humane treatment of our fellow creatures. She's an incurable optimist and blogs her reasons on This Gives Me Hope and Catching Courage.
Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Care2 Causes, Greener Ideal, and Inhabitat. Follow her on Twitter @julierwrites. less