Creating a more sensitive, sustainable world, one person at a time.

Marieke has been living in Belgium since the fall 2016. During this time, she has been working with poet and published author, Sarah Reader Harris, to write songs with refugees from their stories. To learn about this project and listen to the music, visit The Refugee Songbook

Their first song blends English and Dari and is a song of hope. It is called Never Give Up [Life is Here and Now].

 

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About Marieke

Marieke grew up in the United States in New England. She has studied around the world, earning a BA in European History and French Language; Master’s in Environmental Education; and PhD in Sustainability Education. She studied classical piano for 13 years, abandoning music for several years of wandering in her 20s. In her time as a doctoral student, Marieke found a way back to her musical roots, co-creating a method of songwriting called Story-to-Song (STS), wherein a song is shaped from a person’s spoken story. After 10 years working as an Interpretive Park Ranger for the National Park Service, Marieke left government service in search of an independent, creative path, where she would be free to blend her skills and passions. She currently works as an editor, writer, songwriter, performing musician, and yoga teacher. Marieke has lived, worked, and studied all over the world. She is currently living in Boitsfort, Belgium with her husband, their two indoor cats, backyard Belgian kitty, and big, white husky, Atticus.

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