courtesy of Sylvia Oberti

Sylvia Oberti

This “cruising crusader” is on a mad-as-hell race to help cancer sufferers all over the world.

Coordinates: Italy

courtesy of Irja Halasz

Irja Halasz

This journalist seeks those hard-to-get-into places…

Coordinates: Mongolia

Saba Kidane

Poet, activist, journalist and former soldier, Saba Kidane soothes war wounds with her lyrical verses.

Coordinates: Eritrea

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

courtesy of Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

It all started with a couple pet monkeys in Brooklyn, New York… these days, primatologist Patricia Wright is more likely to be found in the rain forests of Madagascar.

Coordinates: Finland | Madagascar | United States



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