Articles in Category: Profiles & Bios

Jessica Parks

As far as I can tell, at the time this video was made, Jessica was born in 1985, and was 17 when this video was made. She should now be 23. I have tried to find her on the internet, so I can write her story, but have been unable to locate her.

(They say there are only six degrees of separation between everyone in the world. I'm trying to connect with Jessica so I can write more of her story; if anyone can help me find her, I would be most grateful. Please click here to contact me. Thanks, Susan)

Queen Rania of Jordan

queen-rania-jordan.jpgQueen Rania of Jordan has played a significant role in reaching out to the global community to foster values of tolerance and acceptance, and increase cross-cultural dialogue.

A few months ago, she launched a YouTube channel dedicated to breaking down stereotypes about the Arab and Muslim worlds and to bridging the East-West divide.

Click here to see her video on what Arab women are up to, and here to watch a recent video she produced in reponse to comments posted by YouTubers with respect to previous videos she has posted on her channel.

Walking on Broken Glass

Women around the world are crashing through the so-called glass ceiling of law enforcement. But in many countries these trail-blazing—and amazing—women are still walking carefully on broken glass.

This comes as no surprise to any woman who has achieved a leadership position in any male-dominated profession. She is still looked upon as an invader—or, at best, a visitor.

J.K. Rowling at Harvard

jk-rowling.jpgOn June 5, 2008, the amazing J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivered a moving Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. 

See her address click here. Guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.