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As a child I didn't like Julia Child, as an adult I admire what she accomplished and her spirit and love for cooking. This is a wonderful picture of her. This image is from a nice post by Dorie Greenspan

Malala Yousafzai - 14 year old Pakistani activist for education who defied the Taliban and was shot in the head. She is reportedly recovering in London now.

In 2004, 84-year-old Kenyan KIMANI NG’ANG’A MARUGE became the oldest primary school pupil in the world.  He said that the government’s announcement of universal and free elementary education in 2003 prompted him to enroll.  A year later, he was elected head boy of his school. In September 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life, and headed to New York City to address the UN Millennium Development Summit on the importance of free primary education.

Happy 100th Birthday to the infamous Julia Child... I loved watching her every Saturday morning as a child and, later reading her book "My life in France" such a sweet life.

97 year old Irwin Corey spends all day panhandling on 35th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. He uses all the money to buy medical supplies for Cuban children.

Ahuradha Koirala rescues children from the sex slavery industry in Nepal. I feel humbled by her.

queennubian: youngblackandvegan: nadinehimmer: negritaschronicles: the face. those eyes ! them cheeks! ::mellllllllllllllllts:: It is not time for this dammit! I am not ret for no kids!

Activist Somaly Mam. My CommStudies course has a focus on modern day slavery. I am speaking about trafficking in Cambodia, where Somaly Mam was sold into brothel as a child and now works to rehabilitate other girls rescued from slavery.