The Firebirds, est. 2017

Our second group launched in Maryland, USA in August 2017.


Alexander Nabíl Ahdieh Kruszewski

Baha'i youth organizer, musician, scientist.


Diana Marin

Pilgrim. Catholic by heritage, mystic at heart. Exploring themes of time, courage, and roots.


Didier Sylvain

Lightworker and sound artist, teaching and creating medicine. 


Hadar Cohen

Talmud scholar, host of ritual, organizer, feminist.


India Pierce

Exploring the Queer Feminine Divine, time travel, and divinity as a practice of freedom.


Jax Gil

Organizer building community economy. Resistance and justice warrior. Healing myself I heal the world.


Meera Ghani

Muslim feminist, mother, climate activist creating cultures of care.


Natalie Zerial

Human rights lawyer exploring identities through migration, motherhood, mourning.


Olivia Marlowe-Giovetti

Living and loving on a Möbius Strip. Exploring trauma, ancestry, psychology, aesthetics/art, synchronicity.


Poppy Liu

Actress, activist, poet. Queer spirituality through divine art-making with love as a highest teacher.


Prerna Abbi-Scranlon

Exploring the impact of appropriation and exotification, and the reclamation of Hindu culture and practices for herself.


Sandra Kim

Founder of Everyday Feminism, Zen Buddhist in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Exploring re-becoming human.


Tariq Al-Olaimy

Making visible the effects of the invisible. Creating compassionate communities of purpose for both Public and Planet.


Tyler Hess

Ecosystem healer serving biological community through nutrition and detoxification, body work and sacred movement.


The Hummingbirds, est. 2016

Our inaugural group launched in New Mexico in August 2016.

Adam Horowitz

Chief Instigator, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

Alan Webb

Co-founder and steward of the Open Master’s Community. More.

Ashleigh Shepherd

Movement teacher, exploring what it means to be human through dance, yoga, and play. Student of children.

Brittany Koteles

Soulful improviser & script-flipper, dabbling filmmaker, writer, host.

Cole Parke

Tender-hearted organizer, activist, dreamer, and schemer, fighting for collective liberation and revolutionary grace.

David Bronstein

Cultural healer through music and counseling. David's Open Master's Learning Plan.

David Sievers

Exploring existential dread by way of climate activism, cycling, and dad jokes. 

Devin Karbowicz

Social psychologist turned community builder using art and play to connect strangers in novel ways.

Lily Padilla

Learner, Writer, Healer, Organizer.

Marien Baerveldt

Social entrepreneur, learner, facilitator in meaning making and way finding, gardener. More.

Mildred Williams

Carrying forward the hopes and struggles of her ancestors.

Mojdeh Rezaeipour

Artist, Writer, Storyteller. Instigator of Creative Communities. More.

Neha Misra

Artist, Poet, Social Entrepreneur connecting dots across inner and outer geographies. 

Orion Stephanie Johnstone

Composer, Sex Educator,
Queer Rights Lover-Fighter. (More)

Priya Parrotta

Writer, Singer, Lifelong Learner. More.

Riley Teahan

Designer, Director, and Producer, interested in the tactile and the ephemeral.

Ruth Moir

Community Creator, Questioner, Kindness champion, Learner, Deep Listener & Belly Laugher. 

Sarah Jane Bradley

Co-founder, creative director, and steward of the Open Master's. Plays with design, words, songs, cities.

Veena Vasista

Scribe, Storyteller, Bridge, Mirror. Co-Creating Love, Beauty and Play.