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The Revolutionaries

Every day there are revolutionary individuals creating change and being the change they wish to see in the world. Here at Our Revolution we have assembled a team of social journalists, community activists and change agents to bring you the most relevant content to help you ignite your own revolution. Here is the team:

Ja-Naé Duane

One-woman revolution Ja-Naé Duane stormed into the limelight at age 13 as an award-winning public speaker. Since then, the intrepid speaker, strategist, social scientist, artist, creative economist, and author of How to Start Your Business with $100 has captured the media’s attention, appearing in The Associated Press, NPR, Classical Singer Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Business Week. Her impressive skill set and unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for the global community garnered Ja-Naé a nomination as one of New England’s Most Innovative Leaders of 2007.

Ja-Naé spearheads a plethora of ventures as CEO of Wild Women Entrepreneurs, CEO of Ja-Naé Duane Ventures, Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, and Founder of The Leaders. Additionally, Ja-Naé is a professional opera singer, a social media strategist, and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Her upcoming book, How to Create a Revolution: A Step-by-Step Guide to History’s Social Influencersis due May 3, 2012.


Twitter: @thesunqueen
Facebook: Ja-Naé Duane
LinkedIn: Ja-Naé on LinkedIn

Steven Fisher, Managing Director, AppSolve

Steve is a creative and award-winning marketer offering 16 years experience in digital strategy, product marketing, and experience design.  Steve is currently Managing Director of Appsolve, a Product Innovation and Market Launch Studio. His book “Work Free: A guide to navigating and thriving in the New Work Order” with co-author Ja-Nae’ Duane, is due out in the fall of 2012.

Steve is also co-founder of The Revolution Institute, a global non-profit organization dedicated to building and enabling creative economy initiatives that promote social good in local cities around the world.

He has had leadership roles and contributed to the growth of businesses such as American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Starwood, Sybase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Visa, Federated Power, IKON and Network Solutions.

His entrepreneurial background includes being founder and CEO of Slipstream Aviation Software, an online travel marketplace that was sold in 2008 to JIT Airline Resources. As a filmmaker, Steve was co-creator and producer of Browncoats: Redemption, a crowdsourced feature-length sequel to Joss Whedon’s sci-fi feature film Serenity that raised $125K for charity.

His hobbies include flying airplanes, fly fishing, travel, cooking, playing music and photography.

Connect with him on Facebook (stevenjohnfisher), Twitter (@stevenfisher), LinkedIn (stevenfisher) or Instagram (crazyirish).

Katie Testa

Katie Testa is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and blogger with more than 10 years of writing experience. Her professional background includes law, social work and international relations. She has a passion for nonprofit work, focusing primarily on workers’ rights and low-income populations. Katie also provides copy editing and ghost blogging services to a number of startups and small businesses. Connect with her at:

Twitter: @katietesta

Juliana Weiss-Roessler

Juliana Weiss-Roessler is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles. For four years, she worked as web content manager for TV’s Dog Whisperer, and this past Fall, she participated in NBC’s prestigious Writers on the Verge program with her writing partner and husband, Josh. You can learn more about her work on

Twitter: @WeissRoessler


Marion Lougheed

Marion is a world citizen who has been engaged in social activism from an early age. She has interned with Amnesty International and volunteered with Oxfam and other groups. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in social and cultural anthropology and a diploma in professional writing.






Hailing from Sin City, Ben has a degree in Comparative Literature and does a little freelance writing  here and there. He has recently relocated to the Mile High City, and his interests include fine  cocktails, retro video games, his dog Linus, and, of course, books. You can contact him via email if  you’re so inclined.