Sister Ellen Savage

I know so many selfless, helpful, kind, and generous people. They work as social workers, psychologists, doctors, emergency services personnel, policy writers, carers - the list goes on. I love all of these people and try to emulate their unwavering efforts to help others in my own work and daily life. The nurses I have …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Welcome to yet another human that is both revered and distrusted by the international community. Today I am introducing you to Aung San Suu Kyi. Her background is as follows: Suu Kyi was born in 1945 Her father, Aung San, was assassinated when she was two years old She was educated in India and the …

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

This week we are swinging all the way back to the 1860's to meet Henrietta Swan Leavitt - an American astronomer 'known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods ranging from a few days to several months' (source). ... If …

Sadia Khatri

It's time to meet Sadia Khatri! Sadia is pushing against the entrenched problems of sexual violence in Pakistan through her initiative 'Girls of Dhabas'. To quote directly from their Facebook page: 'Girls at Dhabas is an open community of women and non-binary folks who wish to occupy public spaces on their own terms and whims, …

Ingrid van Beek

You can be the most forward-thinking, inclusive human being on this planet and still find yourself clutching your bag closer when a man who looks drug-affected sits next to you on the train, or averting your eyes to the homeless person sitting on the street because you're worried he'll be aggressive to you for no …

Angela Luna

So you're into fashion. You want to design things. Yet you also want to contribute in a way that helps people. What do you do? Well! You work out a way to profit from an emerging market of all-terrain scaling bad asses who are taking to the mountains and you use your profit from the …

Marielle Franco

The recent murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco has sparked outrage in Brazil. While it is publicly believed that she was assassinated, investigations into her death are ongoing. Thousands of people poured into the streets following her death, mourning and protesting. Her death comes in the aftermath of Michel Temer (Brazil's president) increasing military powers in …