Leslie Kimiko Ward

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Leslie Kimiko Ward is a social entrepreneur and shepherd based out of Portland, Oregon. Ward is the founder of 1000 Cranes for Alaska, a multi-disciplinary, arts-based suicide prevention project, and she works in partnership with indigenous, rural, and culturally responsive individuals and organizations to catalyze community healing.
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Arts & Culture

A Letter from A Starving Artist

To my fellow artists? Just please, PLEASE, stick around on the planet. I know. It’s getting tougher. For me too. You’re not alone.


Why We Must First Be Well Before We Can Do the Work of the People

An Alaskan collective’s perspective on taking care of oneself can apply to organizations that work with communities that have experienced trauma. After all, organizations should make the mental and physical health of their staff a top priority, too.