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Ordinary woman hero. Heroes, villains and victories – the women who shaped 2014. The Malala award Nominees: Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling (who was briefly mistaken for her at a New York party).

Heroes, villains and victories – the women who shaped 2014

Winner: Malala, by a landslide – for being awarded the Nobel peace prize at the age of 17 (the youngest ever recipient) but also crucially for the fact that she had to wait to give her “first statement after school”. Bless! The #BringBackOurGirls campaign The horrific abduction of 300 girls from their school in Chibok by terrorist group Boko Haram triggered an international outcry. Activism’s female face From Ferguson to New York and across the US, thousands marched for justice following the killings of unarmed black men and women by police. The many battles of the feminist PR war Heroines of science and health Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal in Mathematics; space scientist Professor Monica Grady celebrated with the rest of the Rosetta mission when Philae landed on a comet, 10 years after launch.

Small-screen queens Tech woes. Artist Creates Homes for the Homeless. Artist Creates Homes for Homeless Welcome to American Mosaic from VOA Learning English.

Artist Creates Homes for the Homeless

I’m Caty Weaver. An artist in Oakland, California is using his skills to help the homeless. Greg Kloehn builds very small shelters that make life on the streets a little more comfortable. The structures offer the homeless some safety and protection from bad weather. Greg Kloehn has given away at least 20 tiny houses. “I like to help them. Inside his little shelter Mr. “Well, it is better than living on the ground, to tell you the truth, because if it was not for Greg, I would be still on the ground.”

Mr. “I love my house.” In the mornings, Mr. “I mean, I've been in the middle of the building process, run out of materials, gotten in my truck, drove around to look for something. A cabinet door becomes a window cover. “Here’s a pallet. The artist also attaches a small electrical device to the house. “I put it on a light, you know, an old lamp, so you could move it around. Mr. I’m Caty Weaver. To the rescue: what inspires volunteer life-savers? Lorraine Galvin, 34, lives in Wexford, Ireland, with her four-year-old daughter.

To the rescue: what inspires volunteer life-savers?

A university lecturer in digital media, she is a helm with Wexford Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with whom she has volunteered for 15 years. When I was 17, our rowing club sent me and four friends out into Wexford harbour early one March evening. With no life jackets, flares or communication devices, we were badly equipped, in an old-fashioned wooden boat. The waves kept tipping us and eventually, an hour in and a mile and a half out, we capsized. I was a strong swimmer, but too shocked to attempt more than a few strokes. We ended up lying on top of the boat and kicking our legs for two and a half hours until we reached safety.

Realising, so young, that you are mortal is an awful sensation. My most dramatic rescue was one October night when I went out in pounding rain and a force 9 gale to rescue a man who had been blown into the harbour from his small boat. We get called out at least once a month. Grandma’s Superhero Therapy – Amazing Photographs by Sacha Goldberger. French photographer Sacha Goldberger suggested his 91-year-old grandmother Frederika that they shoot a series of photographs… Super Grandma was born !

Grandma’s Superhero Therapy – Amazing Photographs by Sacha Goldberger

A truly awesome photography project with some really nice pictures ! Via mymodernmet. When Pop Culture and superheroes meet classical Flemish painting. The excellent Super Flemish project of French photographer Sacha Goldberger, who transports the Pop Culture and superheroes into classical Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era… Some gorgeous retro versions of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Hulk and so on!

When Pop Culture and superheroes meet classical Flemish painting

We already talked about Sacha Goldberger with his previous project Grandma’s Superhero Therapy! Images © Sacha Goldberger. Inspiration for the Hero inside of you.

Super heroes

Inspiration for the Hero inside of you.