Ordinary, Extraordinary Changemakers

IN 2017, I STARTED INTERVIEWING WOMEN WHO ARE STEPPING UP IN BIG AND SMALL WAYS TO MAKE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND IN THEMSELVES.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. 

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"I THINK THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE SOMEONE WITH AN IDEA IS TO GO AND TRY IT."

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"I DON'T BELIEVE AN ADULT WOMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY."

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"I FEEL LIKE IF WE START TO LOOK AT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY, WE WILL INEVITABLY START TO TREAT THEM DIFFERENTLY." 

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"IT’S CLEAR THAT MY OWN STORY LED TO THIS MOMENT IN SOME WAYS THAT I DIDN'T REALIZE AS IT WAS UNFOLDING."

"I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AND THAT LOVE THEM."

"I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AND THAT LOVE THEM."

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"MOST WOMEN WAIT TO BE ASKED. THAT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING US TO RUN."

"I'VE LEARNED HOW I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE, WITH AN OPEN HEART AND CONSTANT CURIOSITY."

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"I THINK WHAT IS KILLING US CREATIVELY IS THAT WE CAN'T MOVE FROM THE PLANNING STAGE TO THE DOING STAGE."