Two Native American chefs are reviving indigenous cuisine with a groundbreaking new restaurant, cookbook, and the launch of a non-profit organization, which will bring healthier food options back to Indian reservations nationwide.
When Ebola hit Africa in 2014, Katie Meyler was founding a school to get young girls into the classroom and out of abusive situations in the infamous West Point slum. Then, Ebola hit and orphaned many of her students. When most foreigners fled Liberia, Katie stayed on to document it and turned her car into an ambulance. She became an internationally recognized hero for her bravery when she was named a Time Person of the Year.
Nadia Lopez is the inspiring founder and Principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Against all odds, she opened a public school in the most violent neighborhood in New York City, and just as she was about to give up, a fateful occurrence on the street launched a new era of her school, career, and life.
COACH NANCY LIEBERMAN
Nancy Lieberman is a basketball legend and her story is truly empowering. Her list of accolades is endless: One of the only female coaches of a male professional sport in American History, the youngest Olympian ever to win a medal for basketball, and the first women ever to play in a men's professional sports league. She's been inducted into the women's and men's Basketball Hall of Fame!
If you’re single and blind, you face a distinct set of challenges to finding love. A digital divide has emerged between sighted and blind people in search of partnerships. Blind Date follows three blind New Yorkers on their quest for love in the digital age.
A charismatic sixteen-year-old violin student, Jose Osvaldo Hernandez, is at the top of his class at the oldest music conservatory in Havana, Amadeo Roldan. But he, like most Cuban children, does not have the resources to own an instrument despite his exceptional talent and work ethic. How did this economic-cultural paradox arise? Over the last two decades since the Soviet Union fell, American individuals and organizations have been stealthily sending music supplies to Cuba…Watch the story of how Jose's life was changed by one of them.
WONDERWOMAN JESSIE GRAFF
Jessie Graff has gotten farther on the TV show American Ninja Warrior, than any other woman, beating many of the men too. She’s also a top stunt double and martial artist, paving the way for women in Hollywood and sports.
ROLE MODELS NOT RUNWAY MODELS
Carrie Hammer is a fashion designer who created a groundbreaking high fashion runway campaign that puts "role models not runway models" onto catwalks. Her mission is to redefine the impossible global standard of beauty.
DISRUPT THE PINK AISLE
Debbie Sterling founded GoldieBlox, a construction toy line for girls that revolutionized toy aisles across America. She was shocked at the gender stereotyping in toy stores and lack of options for little girls beyond Barbie dolls.
THE 7 WONDERS IN 13 DAYS
In 2014, Megan Sullivan fell 50 feet off a cliff, got hit by a car, and was diagnosed with cancer — all in just three weeks. Instead of getting down, she decided to set off on a life-altering journey around the world, visiting all 7 Wonders in just 13 Days.
Maria Teresa Kumar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Voto Latino with Rosario Dawson. The Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization educates and empowers young Latinos about their power to change America and their families’ futures by voting.
BAUBLEBAR'S BEST FRIEND FOUNDERS
Amy & Danielle were just two best friends who met in business school and loved to shop, but they found well-designed jewelry products were expensive and elitist. Together, they founded BaubleBar to bring affordable, on-trend jewelry to everyday women.
IN MISTY'S FOOTSTEPS
Misty Copeland, the first black Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater, has inspired the next generation of ballet dancers to believe that no matter what color their skin is or place they come from, they can dance at the highest professional level.