I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories - I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living.Ishmael Beah
I was one of those children forced into fighting at the age of 13, in my country Sierra Leone, a war that claimed the lives of my mother, father and two brothers. I know too well the emotional, psychological and physical burden that comes with being exposed to violence as a child or at any age for that matter.Ishmael Beah
Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist and activist. She is the former First Lady of California and ex-wife of formerCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a "television show with a conscience". She is a member of the Kennedy family . Shriver is currently a special anchor and correspondent for NBC News.
Lincoln Rafael Díaz-Balart is a Cuban-American attorney, consultant, and human rights advocate. He was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. He retired from Congress in 2011 and his younger brother, Mario Díaz-Balart, who had previously represented Florida's 25th congressional district, succeeded him. He is currently chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and is active in El Instituto La Rosa Blanca . After leaving Congress, he started a law practice and a consulting firm , both based in Miami, Florida.
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial .
Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. Armstrong is the 1993 professional world champion, and won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. However, in 2012, he was banned from sanctioned Olympic sports for life as a result of long-term doping offenses. As part of those sanctions, all results going back to August 1998, including his seven Tour wins, were voided.
My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.Denise Van Outen
I do like alternative rock and rap, but as far as inspirational, then I go full-on orchestra. It fills up your entire being.Osric Chau
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.Buddha