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Arjanna van der Plas

Arjanna van der Plas is a social impact focused author, yoga teacher and workshop facilitator. She currently spends most of her time in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, teaching yoga and meditation at the Healing Well, and writing a book and blog series called Stories Behind The Fog together with the Free Range Puppies. With Stories Behind The Fog she wants to challenge the single-minded view of homelessness by rendering its entire spectrum, one story at a time. Before Arjanna moved to San Francisco, she was communications manager for the Amsterdam based sustainability startup Circle Economy. Prior to that, she was a lecturer at the TU Delft, innovator at TNO (the largest independent research organization in the Netherlands) and freelance science journalist. Arjanna holds two MSc. degrees from the TU Delft, one in Industrial Design Engineering and one in Science Communications.

Nov 08, 2016
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Despite History Of Low Turnout, Many Tenderloin Locals Enthusiastic About Voting

Compared to the rest of SF, the Tenderloin tends to have much lower voting rates. But many residents we spoke to aren't sitting this one out. Read More

Nov 02, 2016
San Francisco Financial District

Artist Surveys Everyday San Franciscans' Moods, With Surprising Results

A colorful installation on Market Street gauged pedestrians' moods for three days last month—and its findings may surprise you. Read More