Hnin was born in Burma and raised in Brooklyn. She has traveled around the world studying social movements and policies for sustainable and inclusive development, with a specific focus on the role of women's leadership. She works for Slow Food USA and serves on the Board of Directors of CoFED, a startup social enterprise.
Who says the food movement is led by the elite? One activist reflects on her immigrant mother's quiet determination to feed her family well in trying circumstances, and shares what we can all learn from it.