Meg Bourne Hulsey
Founder, Art Feeds

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 Meg’s life changed forever, when at 5:41 p.m. one of the largest tornadoes in America’s history ripped through Meg’s 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. Art Feeds programming was used to facilitate expression, creativity and resiliency in the healing process. Art Feeds has been instrumental in the recovery of Joplin children and generated innovative programs now used for children worldwide. Meg has now worked with over 3,000 volunteers and 26,000 children providing free therapeutic art and creative education in Joplin, MO, Carthage, MO, Neosho, MO, Springdale, AR, Moore, OK, Jackson, NJ, Estes Park, CO, Ghana and Honduras. She has facilitated the creation of 21 student designed murals and creative change resonating community-wide. Meg believes that all children are creative, innovative and imaginative artists.

Meg was awarded the 15 Under 40 by the Joplin Regional Business Journal in 2015, Most Influential Women Honoree by Joplin Regional Business Journal 2014, 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 in 2011, has been in New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, AXS TV, HuffPost Live, TEDx Hendrix College, Teen Vogue and Fast Company.

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