Mariah Hanson is a 20-year-old artist and organizer of color, based in the Twin Cities. She works with The Roosevelt Network where she wrote and produced Roosevelt’s first-ever play: Soliloquies for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Mariah graduated from North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) with her AFA in Creative Writing in the Spring of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her time at NHCC, Mariah was able to build a curriculum with two faculty members that highlighted the correlation between sex trafficking and environmental racism against Indigenous peoples and people of color. She also spoke with The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and A Minnesota Conference on Writing and English- both of which, she addressed the importance of intersecting art forms with policy and organizing. In Summer 2021, she plans to embark on her nationwide Ted Talk tour that will discuss these important conversations. Mariah is walking into a fresh degree at Minneapolis College (MCTC) where she’ll be studying Cinema. Currently, she is jumping into the Summer Fellowship with The Roosevelt Network with high hopes to continue the conversation around missing and murdered Indigenous relatives.