Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school and recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Isadora Duncan. Inventor of American modern dance. Shifted the focus of dance from the stifling emphasis on feet to the soulful, expressive, liberated solar plexus. Made dance more about freedom and emotions and introduced movement inspired by nature, athleticism, and folk dance, among other things. Muse to many artists across many genres.