Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE is an Irish and naturalized American actor, film producer, and activist. After leaving comprehensive school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele , which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. After the conclusion of Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire .
Karen DeCrow was an American attorney, author, and activist and feminist. She was also a strong supporter of equal rights for men in child custody decisions, arguing for a "rebuttable presumption" of shared custody after divorce. She also asserted that men as well as women should be allowed the decision not to become a parent.
Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, Civil Rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She was an active advocate for African-American equality. King met her husband while in college, and their participation escalated until they became central to the movement. In her early life, Coretta was an accomplished singer, and she often incorporated music into her civil rights work.
Olivia Wilde is an Irish American actress, model, producer, director, activist, and socialite. She is known for her role as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on the medical-drama television series House . She is known for her roles in the films Alpha Dog , Tron: Legacy , Cowboys & Aliens , Butter , People Like Us , Drinking Buddies , The Incredible Burt Wonderstone , Her , Rush , The Lazarus Effect , Love the Coopers , and Meadowland .
It's not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it's what you learn about yourself, really. It's a funny old hippie thing, but it's true as well. You find out a lot about yourself and your tolerance, and about your inclusiveness.Danny Boyle
The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.Karen Salmansohn