Meg Bourne Hulsey
At age 19 in 2009, Meg Bourne Hulsey created Art Feeds, to feed creative development and facilitate emotional expression in children. On May 22, 2011 Bourne Hulsey’s life changed forever, when at one of the largest tornadoes in America’s history ripped through her hometown of Joplin, Missouri. Art Feeds programs were needed in Joplin more than ever before and scaled rapidly in response to the need of traumatized children. Bourne Hulsey has now worked with over 3,000 volunteers and 24,000 children providing free therapeutic art and creative education in over 6 communities and 21 schools. She believes that all children are creative, innovative, and imaginative artists. She was awarded the Missouri Arts Award in Arts Education 2014, was a finalist on VH1’s 2012 Do Something Awards, represented 1 of 25 causes nationwide honored in NBC’s 2012 American Giving Awards, was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, AXS TV, HuffPost Live, Teen Vogue, and Fast Company.