Tag: inspiring

  • Coping with depression is hard. This poignant comic shows one woman’s journey.

    Deanna Zandt is a media technologist and author of “Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking.” Take a quick look at her site’s “about” page and try really hard to not be impressed. She co-founded and runs a digital strategy company; has spoken at conferences including TEDxBerlin; is a frequent guest […]

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  • Their booth says ‘Ask a Muslim,’ but it’s not religion they want to talk about.

    It’s a scary time to be a Muslim in America. Mona Haydar would know. She set up an “Ask a Muslim” display outside a Cambridge, Massachusetts, library last year. Coming shortly after the San Bernardino attacks, Mona’s stand made national and even international news for offering a unique way of humanizing and softening people’s preconceived […]

  • Meet the female surgeons who are calling for a change in medical culture.

    For the past two months, surgeons from across the globe have been tweeting under the hashtag #ILookLikeASurgeon. They’re calling out unequal treatment in the workplace, offering support for one another, and showing the world what a diverse operating room could look like. The viral movement was founded by Dr. Heather Logghe. The general surgery resident […]

  • Zoe Saldana’s response to anti-immigration hate is a must-read.

    Can we talk about how much of a badass Zoe Saldana is? The 37-year-old star of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic “Nina” recently talked about body positivity, being a mother, her marriage to Marco Perego-Saldana, and work-life balance with Latina magazine. And everything she had to say was … yep, you guessed it: pretty badass. […]

  • If 5 celebrities can overcome mental health stigma, maybe the rest of us can, too.

    Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman just shared her deeply personal story with Glamour, and it got me thinking who are some other outspoken people using their platforms to shatter the stigma about mental health? Here is Sarah’s story and four others. 1. Sarah Silverman lives with depression and anxiety. What it is: Depression is a […]

  • The way this NBA star gave back to a local deaf school will make you a fan.

    Maybe you’ve heard of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, known for his monster dunks. He’s the kind of guy who can do stuff like this. All GIFs from NBA/YouTube. And this. So it probably shouldn’t come as a big surprise that he won the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest for the second year in a row. […]

  • Why Disney nailed its casting choice for its newest princess, Moana.

    On Oct. 7, 2015, Disney revealed more details on its newest princess, Moana. And, as expected, the Interwebs shook with joy. Meet Moana and Maui. @DisneyAnimation The film aptly titled “Moana,” of course follows its leading gal on her search for a fabled island in the South Pacific, as E! News reported. It’s set to […]