“Something to be Proud of”: UK Graphic Novel Highlights Homeless

Passersby ignore a beggar, homophobic insults crowd a wall, a woman burns a note penned to a “victim” – not the usual stuff of comics but all vignettes from a new graphic novel by homeless people that aims to kill the stigma surrounding street life. The Book of Homelessness, launched this week by a youth […]

Aboriginal Names Get Pride of Place In Australian Addresses

Australia Post has backed a months-long campaign to add Aboriginal place names in addresses to recognise the country’s indigenous people and the traditional names of their lands. Rachael McPhail, an Aboriginal woman, began a social media campaign in August to ask Australia Post to add traditional place names to postal addresses. She also started an […]

From Vandalism to Cultural Expression: Boston’s Mural of Hope

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has launched a community mural project co-led by artists-in-residence Rob “Problak” Gibbs and Rob Stull. In collaboration with the City of Boston, Gibbs has begun painting a new outdoor mural — which he calls the Breathe Life series — on the exterior of Madison Park Technical Vocational High […]

How Careful Listening and Diversity Can Build a Business With Impact

Here’s how fashion studio owner Abrima Erwiah built a fashion brand on sustainability, representation, and social change.  Abrima Erwiah’s (above, right) journey from a corporate luxury fashion job in Milan to her current role as president of Studio One Eighty Nine, a collection of African-inspired clothing made in Africa, is an example of how breaking […]

Countering Otherness: How to Foster Integration With Your Team

Transformation Coach and Facilitator for Senior Leaders and Teams, Sabah Hydari has utilized her own research and personal experiences to design, test and facilitate a process that specifically counters ‘otherness’ and promotes inclusion in teams and organizations for individuals. 2020 has been a momentous year. George Floyd’s brutal murder caused protests and riots across the […]

Money Matters: How FinTech Can Drive Social Change

The American Dream. What happened to it? The greatest nation in the history of the world is losing the dream as the wealth gap widens every day and economic inequality soars. Are we still the land of the free and home of the brave for everyone, or only a select wealthy few? As the U.S. […]

3 Tips for Interrupting Unconscious Bias

“Why do you brush your teeth?” When I ask that question in my unconscious bias training, people always give me an extraordinary look.  Because you want healthy teeth and fresh breath, obviously, except for millennia, humans were perfectly happy without either. So what changed?   Advertising. Marketing. Pepsodent, especially. They made you want to brush your teeth. […]

9 Photographs That Celebrate Indigenous Culture

In an age of accelerated change, technology and consumerism, it’s easy to forget that ancient, indigenous cultures still have relevant wisdom to share. Remaining open to insights and rituals beyond our own culture, can give us valuable lessons on how to deal with difficult times, and how to live more in harmony with Earth’s natural […]

Bank Loans Designed to Make the World a Better Place

PODCAST PEOPLE: A Summary from the Real Leaders Podcast “One of the distinct advantages we have is that we’re able to say to people what we do every day is going to make a difference in the world and it’s going to result in positive changes.” Douglas Bystry is the Founder, President, and CEO of […]