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"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking

Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brown. Known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued w/ the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused Mrs. Brown threatened to throw him overboard & took control

Barack & Michelle Obama. While most people would talk politics with them, I'd rather talk genealogy. Barack and I are double 9th cousins, both of her maternal grandparents are cousins of mine through my grandmother.

Helen Keller's ability to communicate and teach, in spite of her handicaps has always fascinated me. When "able-bodied" people say they cannot "do it" - all they have to do is look at what Ms. Keller has accomplished for inspiration. She has been my hero since childhood.

George Takei Actor, Author, Activist, Student of Architecture, Buddhist and all around good guy.

Audrey Hepburn - I love to talk activism with her.

Reese Witherspoon - met her at the Million Mom March in 2000.

Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the squeeze machine designed to calm hypersensitive people.