“I’m not an activist. I’m just a mom.” We beg to disagree. Three years ago, #OurHeroYourHero Tamar Manasseh began camping out on a street corner on the South Side of Chicago to prevent shootings. She later formed an organization called Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) to get others involved in the community. As for the […]
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At a time when pending policies directly impact a wildlife species, Dr. Paula Kahumbu is making noise to make a difference. Dr. Kahumbu is the CEO of WildlifeDirect, a nonprofit that works to help protect critical species of Africa by responding to emerging crises, empowering people to coexist with wildlife, and ensuring justice for wildlife. […]
She won much more than an election—she made history. Danica Roem is the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature. The 33-year-old former journalist was pitted against a 13-term incumbent, Robert G. Marshall, who self-identified as “Virginia’s chief homophobe.” But Roem emphasized that her campaign was about policy—not just her identity. […]
“I think this emoji will influence the world indirectly.” When Rayouf was 15 years old, her friends used WhatsApp for a group chat. When the group wanted to make the title of the group a series of emojis, one to represent each girl, Rayouf had one problem—none of the emojis really looked like her. So […]
“It’s not a viral campaign, it’s a movement.” This year, the hashtag #MeToo picked up when Alyssa Milano tweeted a call-out to victims. The hashtag caught fire, with more than 12 million posts across social platforms in the first 24 hours of women using #MeToo to share their experiences with sexual harassment and violence. But […]
Join us in celebration of 5 extraordinary women who have made a difference in our increasingly chaotic world. This week we will feature one a day across our social channels using #OurHeroYourHero. We invite you to learn their stories, celebrate their remarkable achievements and help spread the love.
How can brands help the environment while also saving millions of dollars a year? French graphic designer Sylvain Boyer has proposed a simple idea: redesign company logos so that they use less ink. Boyer has redesigned famous logos, ranging from McDonald’s to Coca Cola, with savings ranging from 10 to 39 percent. Changes are subtle, […]