Unearthing local cultural traditions and spiritual practices around the world.

About People are Culture

People Are Culture (PAC) profiles people around the world who are bringing culture to life. With an approach that is equal parts National Geographic-Vanity Fair-People magazine, PAC offers moving human interest stories and interviews. PAC is for people who read, think and have a desire to connect in a meaningful way with local cultures around the world.

PAC provides a unique perspective, presenting stories of how culture is created and shared--by allowing people to tell their own stories in their own voices. Through interviews and profiles, you'll meet indigenous artisans, pioneering activists and innovators, dedicated preservationists, spiritual seekers, global visionaries and a host of others, who each relate their inspiration, process, techniques, and heritage. You'll also learn about their personal epiphanies, challenges, breakthroughs, and hopes for the future--for at the heart of all culture is our shared human condition.

PAC was founded by Meg Pier, who sees herself as "channeling" the stories of people who have been generous in sharing their experiences with her. Meg considers being a conduit for cultural identity as a sacred responsibility.

Meg has been engaged in telling people's stories for more than 30 years, and when not immersing herself in the world's cultures, she helps destinations and organizations position, enhance and brand their cultures. An award-winning professional with a progressive 25+ year career blending expertise in writing, editing, interviewing, public relations and brand building, Meg has a diversified set of credentials: a corporate career as the founding member of PR departments for four major financial services firms; consulting assignments to create communications platforms/infrastructure from scratch for numerous non-profits; a portfolio of bylines for media and corporate publications, and memoirs ghostwritten for private clients.

Meg has been the recipient of PR Week's First Place Award for Small Corporate Communications Team of the Year and named one of five finalists for PR Professional of the Year; New England Publicity Club's First Place Bell Ringer Award for public affairs campaign and two organizational identity campaign awards; Bulldog Bronze Award for product/company positioning.

The thread throughout Meg’s wide range of interests is an endless fascination with people’s stories. She has an abiding passion for helping others to “connect the dots,” engaging them in a process to discover what makes them unique and discern the value their experiences can offer others.  Meg considers it is a privilege to work with individuals and organizations to find their voice, as well as identify ways in which to let it sing.

Meg welcomes story ideas & invitations to collaborate. Reach out to her at [email protected]

Meg Pier - Portfolio.

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