Welcome to People Are Culture

Inspiring Stories of People Who Create Culture

People Are Culture (PAC) features interviews and personal stories that celebrate our unique differences and our shared human condition. We believe we are each special...and we are all the same.

PAC presents personal stories of people engaged in creating and preserving culture. We focus on three main themes: Cultural Meaning, Cultural Expression, and Belonging. We present stories of cultural standard bearers in 12 categories: Archaeology & Architecture; Dance; Festivals; Folk Art; Food; Gardens & Landscapes; Language & Legends; Maritime; Music; Spirituality; Textiles; and Visual Arts.

We are willing to bet that when you read one of our stories about someone a world away, you will learn something new...and you will recognize yourself.

Welcome to our community of culture lovers, storytellers, students of history, and believers in the human spirit. We hope you enjoy what you find here, and are inspired to pay it forward.

Check out our latest videos on our Youtube channel.

Join the Agora Culture Sharing Platform!

Are you a storyteller? Are you someone who likes to photograph or videotape your travels, adventures, friends and family? Would you love to be a reporter on cultural themes? Would you like a platform to find like-minded people to collaborate with on creative projects? Would you like to get visibility for creative projects about culture?

If yes, check out Agora, which is the first culture-sharing platform. Agora explores the deeply personal ways that people connect through culture. This free platform is intended as a place for people to gather + connect + create + share documentary art. Agora was founded as a digital creative community where people can collaborate to create and share meaningful content about culture.

Wondering how to get involved? Check out this video of project ideas from people around the world!

Be a Part of The Belonging Project!

What is Belonging

Make someone's day and change the world!

Invite someone to be interviewed for People Are Culture's Belonging Project.
Film them answering three questions about experiences of connection.
Have a meaningful conversation and shed light on being human & culture.
Be the change!

People Are Culture's Back Story

Meg Pier

I'm Meg Pier, founder & editor of PAC. I believe people are culture, and that connection is the destination. And how are we transported on this journey? With stories, the same way humanity has made sense of life and connected with each other since Neolithic man created cave art. Storytelling is in our DNA. For a decade, I have been asking people around the world to tell me their stories. As I listen, I connect--with them, their culture, myself, and the Universe.

It's a privilege to present to you the compelling and heart-warming life experiences and cultural traditions of the hundreds of people featured on these pages. PAC is devoted to sharing rich, expansive narratives that have real meaning. We all matter, we each have an incredible story, and everyone has something to teach us. Have fun exploring PAC and enjoy whatever lesson serendipity presents! I promise that your day--and your life--will be enriched!

We all have a story about what drives us. Here's mine. Maybe you'll relate!

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