Joan is a co-founder and looks after the tech side of the site. Her large and messy bookcases are at odds with her otherwise minimalist leanings, she’s keen on raw food and climbing tall hills and is continually surprised by the world. It’s largely from her treks and travels through the cities + remote regions of Papua New Guinea, Nepal and other central Asian countries that she has formed the opinion that the two least understood words on the planet are democracy and diversity. She writes irregularly on a motley group of topics.