Born to former slaves in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston  attended various colleges and universities, including Barnard College with fellow anthropology student Margaret Mead, before embarking on a career as an anthropologist and folklorist. She earned her...
April 8, 2019
A stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor, Sarah Silverman tackles controversial topics with irony and humour. Many comic actors have gone on record as being the victims of an insidious disease – depression. In an October 13, 2015 article in...
April 5, 2019
Nora Ephron was a director, producer, and writer, and you probably know her as the screenwriter of movies like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia. She started her writing career as a reporter at the New York...
April 5, 2019
Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer and the first African-American woman to be appointed as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. She was also a member of President Obama's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition and is an...
April 5, 2019
Comedian and blogger Lizz Winstead is perhaps most notable as the co-creator of The Daily Show. Winstead hired some of the show’s iconic talents, like Stephen Colbert and Lewis Black, before leaving the show in 1998. Winstead started her...
April 5, 2019
Madeleine (Korbelová) Albright was the first women to hold the position of United States Secretary of State. She was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937, but left with her parents for England where she spent the duration of the Second World War....
April 5, 2019
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani education activist and the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. She’s won many other awards, including the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage, and was considered one of Time magazine’s “100...
April 5, 2019
Margaret Mead was an anthropologist who, during the 1960s and 70s, became a popular author and public speaker. A prominent figure in the field of cultural anthropology, Mead advocated for an early form of sex-positivity and influenced the sexual...
April 5, 2019
Author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson. Her older brother nicknamed her “Maya”, derived from “My” or “Mya Sister”. She had a tumultuous childhood, was the victim of child...
April 5, 2019
Mary Pickford was an actress and producer known as “America’s Sweetheart” (despite being Canadian). She was also a founder of United Artists and one of the 36 original members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You know...
April 5, 2019