Jan is an artist/activist and author of ten award-winning books. She has taught in over 25 countries and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., Newsday, People, Christian Science Monitor, New Age Journal, National Catholic Reporter, Sun Magazine, and Utne Reader. Jan’s quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. She has three CDs of original music, a YouTube channel, and several DVDs to inspire creativity. Jan is co- founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a grassroots activist organization supporting women in leadership and art in activism. The Livingkindness Foundation built the Livingkindness Centre for Learning in Ikuzeh, Nigeria. It houses twenty solar-powered computers and has apartments for two full time teachers.