Since 2008, when she graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s law school, Beaman has lived in the Coachella Valley and has dedicated herself, wholeheartedly, to bringing affordable and sustainable housing to regional farmworkers living across California’s Coachella Valley.
In this day and age, if you wish to paint, sculpt, sing or dance, chances are you’ll take any job you can get to feed your passion, not to mention put a roof over your head.
In the late 1960s, local leaders in the Napa Valley looked to the future and saw it was green. Or, at least, they were determined that it would stay that way.
When Sarah Deer was a college student in Lawrence, Kansas, in the early 1990s, she volunteered at a crisis hotline for battered women where she heard both stories of despair and resilience. Two decades later, one woman in particular remains with her.
On the windy plains of the Crow Reservation in southern Montana, young men scramble across scaffolding amid massive fans and turbines, measuring door widths and sweeping the cement floors across this dusty construction site.