7 May 2015: posted by Niki Barbery Bleyleben
Hi. I’m Niki. My full name is Nicole Maria Elena Barbery Regner von Bleyleben but most people know me as, Niki.
I joined the team here at Big Change as a “Philosopher in Residence” (RIP), a lovely title that allows me a freedom to journey into the soul of what Big Change is all about.
Over the coming months I will write about this journey — about the research I come across, about the initiatives Big Change supports, and most importantly, about what I learn from the big-changers I meet along the way.
I spent many years as a professional dancer before I transitioned into the world of economics and social policy. And it was only after becoming a mother that I discovered a passion for philosophy, creative writing and painting. So I am a true believer in our human capacity for metamorphosis, for interdisciplinary transformation, and the collective creative strength we harness in pursuit of change.
It is a wonderful gift to be here–to be a part of Big Change.