Sarah Carlson is an artist, filmmaker, and a community engager who is passionate about excavating personal and community narratives, using her camera to create radical acts of deep listening. While on her own healing journey, Sarah created a half hour television doc, Food Deserts in a Land of Plenty, about community-based solutions to poor fresh food access in urban and rural Illinois. As an adoptee, she feels especially passionate about working with vulnerable populations. Sarah maintains balance through practicing and teaching yoga, Ayurveda, and dance. She facilitates art and community happenings at The Lace Mill artist housing community, serves on the board of the Kingston Midtown Arts District, and is currently developing a collaborative community arts center, Re/Weave Arts, where nonprofits, artists, and arts organizations can come together with community to play.