Aleksandra Corwin is an award-winning journalist and writer. She has reported extensively from around the world, with a particular focus on troubled hot zones like Afghanistan and Burma. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and Forbes, among others. She specializes in interviewing smart people on esoteric subjects, and then making sense of it all. She has co-authored several books, and is devoted to exploring connection, consciousness, truth, and freedom. She is a certified yoga teacher and has taught workshops on writing, creativity, and yoga. She is currently an Executive Editor at Round Table Companies, where she focuses on developing books for conscious thought-leaders.
MISSION. To contribute to the evolution of human consciousness by facilitating intelligent dialog.
ABOUT ME. I was born in Poland, and came to the U.S. as a political refugee in the 1980s. I am an immigrant and the daughter of immigrant entrepreneurs. I speak Polish and was a third-culture kid long before anybody knew what that was. I am currently a freelancing global nomad thanks to my status as an Army wife. I am also the mother of two very small humans who are raising me more than I'm raising them.
I was brought up in between Chicago and Poland. I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, engineers, and artists. I lost my heart in New York City when I moved there at age 18. I went to NYU to study journalism but a combination of ambition, confusion, and now I think perhaps a stroke of genius, led me to graduate with degrees in computer science and economics instead.
After living through 9/11 and followed not long after by the by the 2003 NYC blackout, I quit my job on Wall Street to travel. Later I spent several years working in small-business development in Chicago at my family’s manufacturing firm. Those were beautiful years spent in America’s heartland. I learned a lot about what it’s like to be the little guy in the American landscape.
It was a roundabout path, through a graduate degree that brought me back to my love of ideas and communicating, but I finally returned to my first love—writing. I ended up reporting extensively on the financial crisis as a political and business reporter in Washington D.C. I also write about foreign affairs and did two embed tours with troops in Afghanistan, focusing specifically on the experience of Polish troops.
I’ve thought a lot about freedom, morality, capitalism, communism, god, war, and living in harmony with the dao.
Most of my childhood was spent as a competitive gymnast, and at 18 I discovered yoga and parlayed my love of being upside down into a habit on the mat that has continued to expand my mind and body. I completed my yoga teacher training with my beloved Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Lisa Asha Rapp, and most recently I was a regular teacher at Yoga Hawaii, in Honolulu.
I love attending book clubs, Burning Man, and my local acrobatics class. I meditate, dance often, and keep my Crossfit habit on the dl. I read angel cards and the Wall Street Journal. I don’t repress, I say what I mean. I keep an open mind, look for the contrarian view, and never fear speaking truth to power. I also love Scotch, chronological order, and Icelandic songstress Bjork.
I’ll ask for forgiveness, but rarely for permission. I don’t judge, except when I do. I love communicating well and often.
I pay attention.
Pay attention with me.