courtesy of Nikki Hall

Nikki Hall

This hairdresser-turned-truckin’ queen has taken it on the road…

Coordinates: United Kingdom

courtesy of Maureen Isaacson

Maureen Isaacson

This South African scribe looks between the lines of a divided society.

Coordinates: South Africa

courtesy of Nataly Hodgeson

Nataly Hodgeson

This outreach worker selflessly sweeps the streets of Managua for abandoned and drug-addicted kids.

Coordinates: Nicaragua

courtesy of Ana Paula Machado Mendes dos Reis

Ana Paula Machado Mendes dos Reis

This green goddess rushes to the rescue of forests in Mozambique…

Coordinates: Mozambique

Mari Kaasinen

Her group Varttina, with roots reaching back to her toddler days, is now garnering an international reputation for its unique blend of contemporary folk music and Karelian and Finno-Ugric “runo songs.” When she’s not performing, she’s teaching and passing on regional musical traditions to local kids.

Coordinates: Finland



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