– SHANNON GALPIN –
National Geographic Adventurer, artist, activist, humanitarian, author, and mountain biker.
SHANNON’S MOVEMENT & MISSION
Shannon Galpin founded the non-profit Mountain2Mountain and the activist organization, Combat Apathy to fight for women’s rights globally. Believing that connecting communities and cultures twas key to combating the apathy that prevents action, and that changing perceptions was just as important as sticks and bricks projects, she creates projects and programs provoke discussion and action through art, sport, and citizen activism.
Supporting grafitti art projects in Kabul, creating the Streets of Afghanistan exhibition, and the upcoming Cross the Line global installation, Shannon has focused on projects that empower voice and inspire others to combat apathy.
Her creation of the Strength in Numbers cycling program started in Afghanistan and will be spreading globally in 2015 to empower women to ‘pedal a revolution’.