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  • Mena Trott On Blogs

    Author Patrik Afzelius

    mena_trott.jpgThe founding mother of the blog revolution, Mena Trott, realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online would be the key to a friendlier, more connected world.

    Trott and her husband Ben developed Movable Type for their own use in 2001, but it became immensely popular and they dove in full-time. 

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  • Lauren Bacall (Actress/Model)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    lauren_bacall.jpgLauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014) was an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

    She first emerged as leading lady in the film noir genre, including appearances in The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedian in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957).

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  • Ela R. Bhatt (Lawyer)

    Author Lynn Hamam

    ela_r_bhatt.jpgEla R. Bhatt, a lawyer, is widely recognized as one of the world's most remarkable pioneers and entrepreneurial forces in grassroots development.

    Known as the "gentle revolutionary," she has dedicated her life to improving the lives of India's poorest and most oppressed citizens.

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  • Claudette Colvin (Civil Rights Activist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    claudette-colvin.jpgClaudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African American civil rights movement.

    She spontaneously resisted Alabaman bus segregation preceding the better known Rosa Parks  incident by nine months, but her case was not publicized for long by black leaders because of her image as an unmarried pregnant woman.

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  • Joan Rivers (Comedian/Actress)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    joan rivers 2Joan Rosenberg aka Joan Rivers (born Joan Alexandra Molinsky; June 8, 1933 - September 4, 2014) was an American comedian, television personality and actress.

    She was known for her brash manner, her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent, as well as her numerous cosmetic surgeries.

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  • Salma Hayek (Actress/Director/Producer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    salma-hayek.jpgSalma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez-Pinault (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican-born American actress of Lebanese descent; she is also a director and producer.

    Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood.

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