Madera E. Rogers-Henry
CFO / PUBLISHER / RECYCLE ARTIST/ DANCER/ ORGANIZER/ YOUTH ADVOCATE/ PLANET HUGGER
1st Report Post The RECYCLE CHALLENGE
THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE
2018 to present
A global initiative that asks artists, students, and everyday people to complete one action, or product that is crafted of trash. Trash can be paper, plastic, and anything at your home or office that you will recycle or repurpose. The finished item must reduce trash or your carbon footprint.
See the timelines with videos tracing the experiences of events and activities.
WHOSE MAGAZINE? New Orleans
2018 to present (pilot program)
The first of Whose Magazine aka Literacy Project International began in 1998 in Commerce City, Colorado. The 11x17 large-format publication appeared every three years in a stylish product, written and produced mainly by youth. The New Orleans issue is different, it includes collaborations of youth, parents, and adults. From its workshop enrichment programming, all material is edited and presented in the final magazine. It showcases a literal roadmap of where and how participants have collected wisdom and self-renewed confidence.
2016 to present
Moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn, NY.
The move to New Orleans allowed me to dream about paper hand fans and hats. Enjoying myself dancing and expanding what's possible into new art forms.
Dancer (Video Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Max Brown (Film by Mikel Patrick Avery)
THE RECYCLE STORIES
With the MerelyMe.co brand, Madera curated various voices discussing their personal recycling stories. Over eleven stories are featured from New Orleans to Vancouver, BC, and every place in between.
Click to subscribe to the MERELYME.CO BRAND'S & review the recycle stories
THE GREEN JOURNEY SERIES @ ST. ROCH MARKET
COVID 2019 to present
Second Saturday art markets that featured local vendors, art, and more. The market has not been scheduled. THE RECYCLE CHALLENGE has addressed the purpose and concerns.
MERELYME.CO (Sustainable Brand)
2009 to present
While living in Brooklyn, New York, this was the time I began to sew and developed my MERELYME.CO brand of convertible clothing, paper accessories to jewelry, and shoes.
MERELYME.CO Recycle Story Youtube video
whose magazine? A YOUTH PUBLICATION (DENVER,COLORADO)
1998 to 2010
Beginning in 1998 in Commerce City, Colorado, in the Adams County School District. The magazine started as Who's Magazine? and changed to Whose Magazine in 1999. Madera joined the volunteer program through the government called CARENET AmeriCorps and served two terms. During her time at Kearney Middle School as her base, she worked with a majority of the elementary to high schools within the school district to successfully introduce twelve in-school and after-school programming. In addition to a summer camp that attracted local and national professionals. The main products were an impressive11x17 large-format publication, that appeared annually, photography by kids sold prints and greeting cards.