Women to look up, and look up to
With the rise of feminism, many scholars began raking through the history books in the hope of rediscovering some forgotten fe...
A visit from the muse
Catriona Mitchell: Rayya, the opening scene of your book – when you are locked into an old storefront with a quasi-madman who’s raping you w...
Original ideas for the future
Formerly a print designer for Donna Karan in New York City, Elora Hardy is now on a different and more unusual kind of mission: she’s settin...
Inspiring women inspiring others
On Genetic Engineering: I started Navdanya in 1987. I started it because I woke up to the fact that the companies that had brou...
from the Luminarya blog
With the meteoric rise of companies such as Zara and H&M, the world of high street fashion has changed beyond all recognition in recent years. Big fashion companies are churning out garments in mass quantities and at break-neck speed, their new stock no longer adhering to a ‘season’ but being delivered to stores as often as every day. Nothing is made to [...]
Maria Conceicao has had a life that reads like a film script. Abandoned by her Portuguese mother at the age of two, she was adopted by an Angolan widow and refugee who worked as a cleaner to feed her six children, and yet whose motto was “if I can feed six children, I can feed seven.” Her adoptive mother fought the Portuguese authorities in order to keep Mar[...]
The Economics of Happiness is about the urgent need for a real decentralisation of power. Localising, as most of you know, is what Gandhi was talking about. So we are not talking about anything new. What is new however is the latest incarnation of globalisation. And what we are saying is that we urgently need a counterbalance to globalisation, and that lo[...]
The Luminarya Team
Luminarya's key contributors
- Founder & Editor
- Writer, editor, photographer, videographer; Luminarya's founder.
- Luminarya's Asia-based photographer.
- Fashion Photographer
- Luminarya's Europe-based photographer.
- Rapp's strong, quirky paintings of women are key to Luminarya's branding.