What is your legacy? Mozart's was his music, Picasso’s was his art and for our Shine event this September we encouraged our Passion Co. community to shape it and begin living it fully.
Inspired by Burning Man and officiated by Anisha Desai), who launched her ceremony business, the event was truly a huge success and challenged everyone present to identify one thing holding them back from their legacy, what they need to do to move one step closer to it and finally to take a marigold blossom – a symbol of passion, creativity and possibility – and make a commitment to their legacy.
The main focus, of course, was our latest group of 15 inspiring individuals, who took to the stage at non-profit community-based arts organization Galería de La Raza to showcase their Passion Projects after completing our 5 week program.
Divya Silbermann launched ‘Brave Stories,’ a website to share personal stories of overcoming loss.
Devastated by the sudden death of her fiancé from meningitis in 2002 after moving to the US from India, she believes that despite the huge number of social networking sites, it's still very difficult to find genuine stories of hardship and grief.
Sierra Campbell debuted her non-toxic collection of beautifully designed yoga mats, Ventana Yoga.
After working on the line for 10 months, she decided to sign up for the program as she “needed an extra push.”
Asked about the most difficult challenge she faced, she said:
Amanda Shareghi read a hilarious excerpt from a feature about her love life that she plans to submit to the New York Times’ Modern Love column, while DJ and yoga enthusiast Elliott Adams unveiled Mixflow.co, where he shares unique electronic beats designed to blend tempo with movement.
Noelia Ruiz-Angel grew up playing the violin, but life got in the way until recently.
At the beginning of the program she made a commitment to start practicing again every day and wowed guests with her incredible performance at the event.
Sanjana Reddy and Vaishnavi Bodanapu created illustrations for a family cookbook and Aline Rudenisch showed off her unique hand-made fashion items.