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Illac Diaz: Light in a Bottle

Illac Diaz is a former corporate executive who has since gone on to establish several foundations that provide sustainable solutions to societal problems. He is the executive director of MyShelter Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been engaged in improving the lives of many Filipinos through the creation of sustainable solutions by using recycled materials for the building of clinics and classrooms in rural areas.


Music: Rachèl Louise

She moved to Los Angeles when she was 17, to attend the Musicians Institute for Vocals. After three Californian years, she returned to her Dutch roots and released her debut album here in 2012. Dutch-American singer-songwriter Rachèl Louise won the 'Utrecht Popprijs' and was named 'Serious Talent' by national radio station 3FM.


Music: Camiel Meiresonne

You might not know his name, but if we tell you that Camiel Meiresonne is the lead singer of the band Son Mieux, that might ring a bell. The band performed among other venues and festivals at Where the Wild Things are and Paaspop. They also toured together with DI-RECT, The Brahms, Mister and Mississippi, and HAEVN.


Shannon Thrace: The complexity of a transgender experience

When she is asked to describe herself, it immediately becomes clear that Shannon Thrace is a big lover of life, though life hasn't always been easy on her. She's a grad student, writer, IT professional and devotee of farm-to-table restaurants, summer festivals, all-night conversations and formidable philosophy texts. Also she's passionate about unplugging, getting outside and seeing the world.