There is not much else one can say except “What? Really? Me?” when Nelson Mandela’s biographer asks to include you in his new book – “200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World.” What an absolute honour and privilege to be included as one of these 200 extraordinary women making an impact around the world. The book, as well as the global photographic art exhibition launches at the Sydney Opera House on October 25th.
Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?” Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.
Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.
Here’s a taste… SMH article featuring the eight Australians who were handpicked to be part of this beautiful project.
My Gratitude is Deep for the game that life allows me to play.
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