Founder/Chief Creative Strategist
Piper Anderson is a writer, educator, and Founder/Chief Creative Strategist at CREATE FORWARD. Piper has spent more than fifteen years designing cultural organizing projects to end to the mass incarceration/criminalization of communities of color. In 2016, she was awarded a TED Residency. The residency is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. While at TED Anderson developed Mass Story Lab, a national storytelling project on the impact of incarceration. Her TED Talk, "Can Stories Create Justice?" documents the role of storytelling in creating transformative social change.
Nandhi Honwana is a writer, activist, and the Project Assistant at Create Forward. Since graduating from Bard College as a Literature major, Nandhi has continued to explore her passion for storytelling through her work with NYC-based social justice organizations. Through her focus on the Communications practices of these organizations, Nandhi has developed an interest in the intersection between art and activism. While her efforts for social change began in education and immigration reform, gender and racial equality, Nandhi’s work with Create Forward has expanded her advocacy aims to the equity of the US criminal justice system.
Regina Campbell is an educator, environmentalist, and the Project Administrator at Create Forward. She has spent the last 18 years working with groups of people from elementary to high school to adult learners, encouraging a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect. Regina worked internationally to hone her leadership effectiveness and develop her ability to expand global/cultural awareness and equip youth with the necessary skills for global success. She dedicated four years to service leadership in Belize, developing educational systems for youth and creating economic opportunities for women. Since her return to the United States, Regina has been working to break the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations by helping families in low-income communities rise above poverty by addressing the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs. Today, Regina leads Create Forward’s management of JustLeadershipUSA’s project to build out its headquarters in Harlem, NYC.