Issue 36 Feature GOOD HQ

Meet 10 of the 2016 GOOD 100

March 14, 2016
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Issue 36: The 2016 GOOD 100

Meet the remarkable individuals tackling pressing global issues today

Each year, GOOD celebrates 100 people from around the globe who are improving our world in creative and innovative ways—advocates, inventors, educators, creatives, business leaders and more who are speaking up, building things, campaigning for change, and ultimately refusing to accept the status quo.

Over the course of March, we’ll be rolling out content featuring our honorees. For now, here’s a teaser of 10 of our 100. We hope you find as much inspiration in these incredible individuals as we do. 

Amr Al-Azm

Photo by Andrew Spear

The Syrian historian, professor, and cultural vigilante defending his home country’s historical artifacts from behind a computer screen in Athens, Ohio. 

Miki Agrawal

Photo courtesy of Thinx
LOCATION: Brooklyn

The entrepreneur and innovator whose Thinx ‘period panties’ are destigmatizing the conversation around menstruation. 

Charlene Carruthers

Photo by Peter Hoffman

The leader of unapologetically black activism and the national director of Chicago’s black feminist collective, Black Youth Project 100

Marije Vogelzang

Photo by Willeke Duijvekam
LOCATION: Dordrecht

The eating designer rewiring mindless consumption with creative interactive projects that upend our relationship with food. 

Winnie Byanyima

Photo by Marco Kesseler

The Ugandan diplomat, activist, and aeronautical engineer fueling social justice projects in over 90 countries as executive director of Oxfam International

Ekene Ijeoma 

Photo by Lili Peper
LOCATION: Brooklyn

The designer illuminating the human face behind data with interactive projects that explore the reality of social disparity. 

Fahad Albutairi

Photo by Rasha Yousif

Saudi Arabia’s first professional standup comedian, who is challenging his conservative country to think big. 

Rolof Mulder

Photo by Willeke Duijvekam
LOCATION: Apeldoorn

The designer and entrepreneur behind Hospitainer’s shrink-and-ship medical micro facilities focusing on administering healthcare in areas that need it most. 

Asha de Vos

Photo by Zack Piánko

The Sri Lankan marine biologist on a mission to protect her country’s blue whale population from the hazards of international shipping vessels. 

Betsy Reed

Photo by Rebekah Campbell
LOCATION: New York City

The editor-in-chief behind the incisive and investigative journalism site The Intercept, a publication putting big business and government under the microscope. 

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Meet 10 of the 2016 GOOD 100