Teju Adisa-Farrar, World Unwrapped
With so much negativity constantly reported in the news, it’s easy to forget about all of the positive things happening in the world. Teju Adisa-Farrar, strategist, globalist, and writer, wants to help encourage a learning mindset that finds beauty in the world despite all the negative news and stories we are privy to.
Teju created World Unwrapped, a website for those who are interested in highlighting art and culture and making a positive impact on the world. This site fosters global awareness and inspires social, cultural, and urban development. World Unwrapped brings together music, organizations, projects, and people and their stories from around the globe, promoting community. Teju wants her site to be a reminder of the beauty and inspiration in the world, and to encourage social change by highlighting the solutions rather than the problems. “To create this type of mentality,” says Teju, “we need a space like World Unwrapped to continually foster these inspiring ideas and insights.”
This Grant will allow Teju, along with partner Cheryl Walker, supporters like Anisha Desai, and volunteers around the world to continue to work on the website from the various places they live around the globe, and to develop a cohort of five writers for next year.
GRANT AWARDDATE: August 5, 2015