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with Melati, a 21-year-old full time changemaker and movement builder. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags at the age of 12, since then, Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN, she recently co-chaired the World Economic Forum GPAP committee, sat on the inaugural Expert Advisory Panel for the Earthshot Prize, and has had her film, Bigger Than Us, premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021.
with Vanessa, an internationally known intuitive, author, tarot expert, and entrepreneur. Her best-selling books, “The Gentle Heart Tarot Deck”, “The Pastel Journey Tarot” and “The Wild Muse Oracle” have been sold in over 136 countries worldwide. Subsequent to creating a large audience on both YouTube and Instagram. Vanessa teaches students from over 26 different countries how they can become great tarot readers themselves.
with Ilana & Erica,
Ilana started her career as a recording artist and songwriter in Los Angeles. She led an exciting life in electronic dance music and created songs that were featured on ABC, Disney, HBO, and more while Erica, an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been fascinated with drawing ever since she got a “how to draw people” book for her 13th birthday.
As Youth Magazine completed one year and was rebranded to Empower, we held a Flash Fiction contest and an Illustration Contest to celebrate this feat. We were pleased to receive an overwhelming amount of submissions and we are excited to announce you the two winning illustrations in the Illustration Contest: Richard Stephenson and Du Kha Han. As for the Flash Fiction Contest, we weren't able to declare any winners, because none of the submissions met the guidelines nor were upto the standard we were looking for. We'd like to thank all participants who took the time to write these stories and we extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners!
The Cave Companion
By Richard Stephenson, 40
By Du Kha Han, 24
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