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Maura Stephens is an independent journalist, editor, educator, scholar, author, and theatre artist whose life work has involved international relations, human rights, grassroots organizing, civic education, media literacy, organic farming and food, performing arts, humanities, and sciences.

She's passionately committed to racial, gender, and economic equity; environmental, climate, and social justice; protecting our natural world (including humans); and contributing to the common good via independent media, public and community education, plant-based nutrition, and activism on the many important issues of our times.

A lifelong interdisciplinarian, she earned her MFA in creative writing/playwriting from Goddard College after studying theater and creative writing as an undergraduate and horticulture, landscape design, and communications in graduate school. She is currently associated with the United Nations-mandated University for Peace.

Please check out the independent news sites linked below and visit the organizations listed under those, with which Maura works regularly. You'll never revert to corporate-run "news"!

Some Favorite Indy Media Outlets:

TruthOut (contributor)

Black Agenda Report

Brave New Films


Common Dreams (contributor)

CounterPunch (contributor)

Counterspin (FAIR's weekly radio show)

Democracy Now!


E - The Environmental Magazine

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff


FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)

Global Voices

Hightower Lowdown

In These Times

National Radio Project/Making Contact



Unicorn Riot

WRFI radio Ithaca, Watkins Glen, online

Yes! magazine (contributor)


Maura's grassroots groups include, among many others:

Coalition to Protect New York (cofounder)

FrackBustersNY (cofounder)

System Change Not Climate Change, an anticapitalist ecosocialist network

You Are Here fracking infrastructure map, in collaboration with FracTracker


Maura's favorite arts orgs include:

Onstage/OffStage theater radio show/

podcast with George Sapio

Community Arts Partnership of

Tompkins County (NY)

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