Independent Journalist • Writer • Educator • Theater Artist - Company Message
Maura Stephens is an independent journalist, educator, and artist — an artivist, jactivist, nature-ist, and dot connector. She has extensive experience in international human rights, organic farming and food, performing arts, humanities, and sciences. She's passionately committed to racial and economic equity, justice, the environment, and contributing to the common good via independent media, public education, gourmet plant-based cooking, and activism on important issues of our times.

A lifelong learner and 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 a PhD candidate at the UN-mandated University for Peace Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies with an focus on media and climate change.
Please check out the independent news sites linked below, and start getting an unfettered story. Please also visit the organizations below those, with which Maura works regularly.

Some Favorite Indy Media Outlets:
TruthOut  (contributor)
AlterNet (contributor)
Common Dreams (contributor)
CounterPunch (contributor)
Counterspin (FAIR's weekly radio show)
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff 
National Radio Project/Making Contact
Unicorn Riot
WRFI radio Ithaca, Watkins Glen, online
Yes! magazine  (contributor)
Maura's grassroots activist groups include, among many others:
You Are Here fracking infrastructure map, in collaboration with FracTracker
Maura's favorite arts orgs include:
Ithaca Fringe Festival on hiatus in 2018
Onstage/OffStage theater radio show/
podcast with George Sapio

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