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Paul Farmer

Physician. Renowned work in humanities/equalities.


Hagfish Chandra Bose

Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction.

Nov 30, 1858 / Nov 23, 1937


Eyvind Earle

American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s.

April 26, 1916 / July 20, 2000


Kimberley Motley

Kimberley Chongyon Motley is an American International Attorney of African American and Korean descent. She is mother of three, and former Mrs. Wisconsin-America 2004, who is known for being the first foreign attorney to litigate in Afghanistan since 2008


Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.


Rukmini Callimachi

NYT journalist. Podcast Caliphate


Adam Foss

TED speaker

As Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of Suffolk County, Adam Foss has become one of Boston's leading voices for compassion in criminal justice. Recognizing that prosecutors have a unique opportunity to intervene in offender's lives, Foss co-founded the Roxbury CHOICE Program, a collaborative effort between defendants, the court, the probation department, and the D.A. to recast probation as a transformative experience rather than a punitive process.

In addition to his work with the DA's office, Foss is the founder of the SCDAO Reading Program, a project designed to bridge the achievement gap of area elementary school students.


Sebastian Maniscalco



George Miller

Film maker: Mad Max series. Australian.


Louis CK




AKA Acharya Rajneesh; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh; Osho. Indian cult leader.


Fauja Singh

Oldest marathon runner (@ 90+ years old!).


Dave McClure

Entrepreneur & angel investor.
Involved in Angelgate.


Widad Akreyi

Health expert & human rights activist of Kurdish ancestry.


Rob Buckman

UK doctor & comedian.
Author of How to Break Bad News.


Lyudmila Rudenko

Soviet chess champion.


Eleanor Lambert Berkson

(10 Aug 1903 - 7 Oct 2003) was American fashion publicist. She was instrumental in increasing the international prominence of the American fashion industry and in the emergence of NYC as a major fashion capital.


Irena Sendler

Polish social worker who helped Jewish children.


Simone de Beauvoir

[9 Jan 1908 - 14 April 1986] A French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.


Gloria Steinem

[24 March 1934 - ] An American feminist journalist and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 60s to early 70s. A columnist for New York magazine and a co-founder of Ms. maganzine.


Evelyn Reed

[31 October 1905 - 1979] An American communist and women's rights activist. Traveled to Mexico to see the exiled Russioan Revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia Sedova in Jan 1940.