Grounded Futures Show

10. Imagining New Paths - Paloma Pendharkar

For the final episode of Season 1,  we were thrilled to talk with Paloma Pendharkar. Not only are they super rad, they are Grounded Futures’ new Resident! In this episode, Paloma talks about being open to new pathways to learn new things, find their own desires, and how to do all of that while finding ways to thrive amid capitalism. Paloma radiates a beautiful composition of humility and joy, and we had a great time talking with them!


I’ve been ruminating about a lot of things. And I’m kind of really just excited to speak them into the world and have conversations with people.

-Paloma Pendharkar

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Paloma Pendharkar is a keyboard player, singer, songwriter, producer, and music educator based on the occupied and unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. After studying music at Selkirk College, Paloma spent a year playing keys on cruise ships, and then a year studying music production at Langara College. These days, Paloma collaborates with other local artists, works on original music, and teaches piano and songwriting. 

Paloma’s work on bandcamp

About the Grounded Futures Show:

Our team works alongside youth to co-produce episodes on topics ranging from climate change to identity to how youth can gain new skills to engage meaningfully with current world events. The show will take a deep dive on these issues, and be in conversations with incredible guests! The hosts are Liam Joy, Joey, Jamie-Leigh Gonzales, and carla bergman.

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