Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” is an American playwright, performer, and activist.
Corrie ten Boom was the youngest of four siblings, and they lived with their father and mother, and three aunts in a house at 19 Barteljorisstraat, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Their home, The Beje, was always an “open house” for anyone in need.
Through the decades the ten Booms were very active in social work in Haarlem, and their Christian faith inspired them to serve the religious community and society at large.
Corrie started many clubs for girls and boys, including the quite popular Triangle Club, before WWII broke out.
Ron Clark is an inspirational teacher and founder of the Ron Clark Academy – a private non-profit school in Atlanta.
Dave Eggers won the TED prize in 2008, wishing that people “get involved with your local school and talk about it”. He started the 826 series of tutor centres.
Anne Frank spent two years hiding from the Nazis. Her diary is read all over the world, acting as an inspiration to all those who are oppressed.
Helen Keller didn’t let deafness and blindness stop her from making an impact on the world.
Rachel Carson began the environmental movement with her book, “Silent Spring”, that highlighted the damage DDT had on the environment.
Simone de Beauvoir is remembered as one of the leading philosophers of the 20th Century. She was the leader of the second wave of feminism in France in the 1970s.
Billy Bragg has had a long and successful career as a musician while simultaneously fighting for the rights of workers and combating bigotry.