Futa Helu - Professor Helu was at the forefront of intellectual thinking about education and the arts in the Pacific. As a young man, Futa Helu studied at the Newington College in New South Wales and then attended Sydney University where he studied philosophy, English literature, mathematics and physics. Back in Tonga, he founded Atenisi University, an institution that championed innovative and critical thinking.
Catherine Astrid Salome "Cathy" Freeman, OAM born 16 February 1973) Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400 metres event. She became the Olympic champion for the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit the Olympic Flame. Freeman was the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16 in 1990. On her right arm, the side closest to the spectators on an athletics track, she had the words "Cos I'm Free" tattoed mid-way between her shoulder and elbow.
So beautiful; So inspiring ~ Ms. Jill Scott!
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor and writer/author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.
Mohammad Ali: Looks, brains, and also some boxing...
Aung San Suu Kyi. Few people have sacrificed so much for their cause for as long as Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a symbol of Burmese democracy, and her efforts won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her continuous non-violent struggle for human rights. In order to promote freedom for Burma, Suu Kyi spent 15 years in detention, missing precious time with her two children and her husband, Michael Aris, who died in 1999. Her last detention ended in November 2010.
Sade "By Your Side" - my fave love song EVER