The Creators of Pacha’s Pajamas
Dave Room – Father. Storyteller. Shift Shaper.
My most important identifier is Melia’s Papa. My 14-year-old daughter Melia is my motivation and inspiration. When Melia was two weeks old, her mother laid her on my chest. Melia inched her way up my chest and nuzzled her head into my neck. I knew at that moment, this was the most important relationship in my life. Soon, it came to me – when Melia is a young adult, I need to be able to look her in the eyes and tell her I did everything could to make the world a better place. This intention launched me on a decade-long quest, which ultimately has led me to writing this for you at this very moment.
I am passionate about uplifting the voices of children, women, impoverished peoples, earth-based peoples, and nature to ensure that they play a key role in shaping a future that works for all. I think it is essential that we all look deep within to find our purpose and voice, and to develop our internal guidance system. I see the intersection of mindfulness, augmented reality, and edutainment as an essential tool for reaching young people where they are at, and supporting their awakening to self-awareness and self-mastery so that they may create the world they want to live in.
Aaron Ableman – Author. Entertainer. Producer.
Aaron Ableman (aka A-Natural) is an entertainer, author, and ecologist. He grew up under the guidance of a farmer/author (his father) and a public health care nurse (his mother), studying with Hopi elders, Oxford Rhodes scholars and various spiritual leaders. He has worked with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cypress Hill, Raffi, K’NAAN, Joan Baez, amongst many others. From India to Haiti, he has produced educational entertainment programs for at-risk children and youth. His life and work have been heralded in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, CNN, New York Times, Montreal Mirror and San Francisco Examiner. Twitter: @ablemantra