Tamara Pearson is a writer, journalist, activist and teacher. Currently based in Ecuador as an editor for an international news organization, she has been a journalist for 14 years, working from Venezuela as a reporter and respected analyst, as well as for Green Left Weekly in Australia. She has also written for a range of other media in English and Spanish in Bolivia, Mexico, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and more. She campaigned for refugee rights and against the war in Iraq in Australia, and was involved in community organizing in Venezuela. She also worked at an alternative school in Venezuela promoting creativity and imagination as tools for expression and empowerment.