People I Respect and Admire

"By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown." Samuel Daniel
In Saudi Arabia women are barred from driving - even picking up the dry cleaning is considered subversive. Last spring, Manal al-Sharif, 32, a divorced mother of two, decided to take on the issue by posting on YouTube a video of herself driving the Saudi streets. Though al-Sharif was jailed for nine days and publicly shamed, she inspired a civil-disobedience movement...

In Saudi Arabia women are barred from driving - even picking up the dry cleaning is considered subversive. Last spring, Manal al-Sharif, 32, a divorced mother of two, decided to take on the issue by posting on YouTube a video of herself driving the Saudi streets. Though al-Sharif was jailed for nine days and publicly shamed, she inspired a civil-disobedience movement...

"If someone is drowning, you have to give them your hand. When the war started, all of Poland was drowning in a sea of blood, and those who were drowning the most were the Jews. And among the Jews, the worst off were the children. So I had to give them my hand." -Irene Sendler

Irena Sendler: we tell you the story of a Holocaust heroine

"If someone is drowning, you have to give them your hand. When the war started, all of Poland was drowning in a sea of blood, and those who were drowning the most were the Jews. And among the Jews, the worst off were the children. So I had to give them my hand." -Irene Sendler

Claudette Colvin, at age 15 refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama (9 months before Rosa Parks did the same).

Claudette Colvin, at age 15 refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama (9 months before Rosa Parks did the same).

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

Tao Porchon-Lynch, age 93, is the World's Oldest Living Yoga Instructor, teaches four days a week and has 400 students at the Westchester Institiute of Yoga in Westchester, NY which she founded. Read about her philosophy of life. www.taoporchon-ly... Photo by Robert Sturman #Tao_Porchon_Lynch #Yoga #Robert_Sturman

Tao Porchon-Lynch, age 93, is the World's Oldest Living Yoga Instructor, teaches four days a week and has 400 students at the Westchester Institiute of Yoga in Westchester, NY which she founded. Read about her philosophy of life. www.taoporchon-ly... Photo by Robert Sturman #Tao_Porchon_Lynch #Yoga #Robert_Sturman

Scott Neeson left Hollywood to save children rooting in Cambodia's garbage dumps.  He sold his mansion, Porsche, and yacht and set off for Cambodia to provide food, shelter, and education to destitute children.  http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=5219

Scott Neeson left Hollywood to save children rooting in Cambodia's garbage dumps. He sold his mansion, Porsche, and yacht and set off for Cambodia to provide food, shelter, and education to destitute children. http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=5219

Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”

Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”

Nick Vujicic - born without arms or legs in Melbourne, Australia.  After struggling with depression & loneliness he adapted to his situation and found ways to accomplish whatever he set his mind to.  He is a motivational speaker & encourager extrordinaire

Nick Vujicic - born without arms or legs in Melbourne, Australia. After struggling with depression & loneliness he adapted to his situation and found ways to accomplish whatever he set his mind to. He is a motivational speaker & encourager extrordinaire

Katie, is a 22 year old from Tennessee who is now living in Uganda as a foster mother to 13 beautiful little girls. Her story is amazing and her blog is so incredibly inspiring. #Humanity #Diversity

Katie, is a 22 year old from Tennessee who is now living in Uganda as a foster mother to 13 beautiful little girls. Her story is amazing and her blog is so incredibly inspiring. #Humanity #Diversity

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