This is my son. He is significant to me because of the coolness he possesses at such a young age. He has inspired me to create a special photo project geared towards the celebration of fatherhood. He makes me want to be a better me and I am setting th
I admire my brother & sister. At a young age, in a new country, they had a hard start to life. They didn't have very much money and didn't speak English. Since then, over 15 years ago, they've achieved and adapted. I love and admire my
This is Maxo. He has lived in a tent camp with his family since the 2010 quake and has never stopped smiling and being in action, raising funds for kids to go to school or to make things better for families who have virtually nothing. When he asks for
Mukhtar is a student, comic whiz (author/illustrator of “Rabbit Samurai”) and self-appointed spokesperson for Mighty Writers, the nonprofit where I work. His sincerity, generosity and excitement about books (and life) remind me to see the
This is Michael Quinn, my partner and band mate. He is one among many struggling musicians, but he keeps a light heart, and works to create something new every day. I admire him for never losing sight of his dreams.
By Rose Llera
In yoga we often talk about the Perusa, or the true, divine self. This is a hard concept to grasp, as it suggests that the Divine dwells within us all. Now, it's not hard for me to recognize the divine within other people; it's the whole "
My grandmother is a woman to be admired. At 84 years of age with various aches and pains, she can still outdo me at the gym. She can teach me a thing or two about determination.
By Lauren Modery
Paul is a passionate local who spends his days on street corners holding his sign. He keeps it real with a startling tenderness. His ability to overcome the stigma of HIV is truly moving for anyone who knows his story.
By Alexis Ortega
That girl just has a way about her. That girl is Maggie. She is someone who has impacted my life more than she even knows. She wants to live life...really really live it. She always has some crazy (I say brilliant) idea up her sleeve, always has a new
After years of traveling the world and exploring her numerous interests, Maricar Lagura celebrates year one in the Blue Bottle Coffee business as owner and head barista of Spin City Coffee in San Francisco. With a curious mind and genuine heart Lagura
My middle school literature teacher, Paul de Benedictis, who, at 89, has recently stopped teaching, but continues as an active mentor. I am lucky to consider him my honorary father, and my hero. e.e. cummings put it well: "My father moved through
I admire Warren Thomas because he's able to completely be himself, appreciate the differences in others and be humble all at the same time.
By Colleen Thomas
Claire Komujuni is an M.F.A. in Graphic Design student originally from Uganda. She inspires me because all the efforts she has made in order to study at SCAD. She is willing to make a change in Uganda, and is hoping that her thesis project will be the
My mother: kind, caring, considerate, and my biggest supporter. My favorite dinner companion, mostly because she works so hard that she never takes the time to do those things for herself, making her friendship and the time we spend together all the m
Meet Thad. He has overcome tremendous disadvantage—including gangs, poverty and discrimination—to become an amazing artist and teacher. He is constantly immersed in art and books for the sake of making the world more tolerant and beautiful