Greta Thunberg

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg (Swedish: [ˈɡrêːta ˈtʉ̂ːnbærj] (listen); born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.[4] She speaks fluent English, and most of her public interactions are in English. Thunberg initially gained notice for her youth and her straightforward and blunt speaking manner,[5] both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take what she considers sufficient action to address the climate crisis.[6]

Thunberg’s activism began when she persuaded her parents to adopt lifestyle choices that reduced their own carbon footprint. In August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her school days outside the Swedish Parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading Skolstrejk för klimatet (School strike for climate). Soon other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together they organized a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future. After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were multiple coordinated multi-city protests involving over a million students each.[7] To avoid carbon-intensive flying, Thunberg sailed in a yacht to North America, where she attended the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. Her speech there, in which she exclaimed “How dare you?“, was widely taken up by the press and incorporated into music.[8][9]

Her sudden rise to world fame made her both a leader in the activist community[10] and a target for critics,[11] especially due to her youth. Her influence on the world stage has been described by The Guardian and other newspapers as the “Greta effect”.[12] She received numerous honours and awards, including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, inclusion in Time‘s 100 most influential people, being the youngest Time Person of the Year, inclusion in the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2019),[13] and nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, 2020, and 2021.[14][15]

“Greta Thunberg.” Wikipedia, Accessed 4 Feb. 2022.

Greta’s UN Speech:

WATCH: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop clima…

Trailer for “I Am Greta” 2020 film:

Greta Thunberg 02.jpg: Anders HellbergDerivative work: Dikson, CC BY-SA 4.0 ,via Wikimedia Commons

Simone Biles

Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997)[4] is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is tied as the most decorated gymnast of all time. Biles’ seven Olympic medals also ties Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast. Biles is considered one of the greatest and most dominant gymnasts of all time.[5]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Biles won individual gold medals in the all-around, vault, and floor; bronze on balance beam; and gold as part of the United States team, dubbed the “Final Five“.[6

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during Women’s qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Simone Biles Wins Third Gold Medal Of Rio Games On The Vault

With two main goals already accomplished – gold medals in both the team competition and in the individual all-around – Simone Biles turned to the vault to grab more Olympic gold Sunday. She beat seven other gymnasts in the individual event.

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, she won bronze on balance beam, as well as silver with the United States team, after struggling with “the twisties“, a temporary loss of air balance awareness. Her partial withdrawal, focus on safety, mental health, and perseverance were praised.

“Simone Biles.” Wikipedia, Accessed 3 Apr. 2022.

TIME Athlete of the Year: Simone Biles

As the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in a sport that captivates the globe every four years, Biles is all about control. Her life is dedicated to micromanaging …


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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Simone Biles of the USA reacts after finishing her her performance on balance beam during the Superstars of Gymnastics at The O2 Arena on March 23, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 22: Simone Biles lands the Yurchenko double pike while competing on the vault during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Biles became the first woman in history to land the Yurchenko double pike in competition. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Simone Biles lands Yurchenko double pike vault at U.S. Classic | NBC Sports

Simone Biles pulls off a Yurchenko double pike at the U.S. Classic, marking the first time a woman has completed that skill on vault #NBCSports #SimoneBiles …

EVERY Simone Biles signature move I NBC Sports

There is the Biles on floor, the Biles on vault , the Biles on beam and of course the Biles II. Simone Biles has created an encyclopedia of gymnastics moves …

Eponymous Skills:

  • Biles (6.4) (vault): Yurchenko half-on, front layout salto with double twist off
  • Biles (H) (balance beam): double twisting double tucked salto dismount
  • Biles I (G) (floor exercise): double layout half out
  • Biles II (J) (floor exercise): triple twisting double tucked salto (aka “triple double”)

Lou Llobell

Lou Llobell (born 18 January 1995) is a London-based actress.[2][3][4]

She is known for her role as Zandie in the 2021 film Voyagers. In 2021, she took the role of Gaal Dornick, a leading character in the Apple TV+ science fiction series Foundation.[3][4]

“Lou Llobell.” Wikipedia, Accessed 4 Sept. 2022.

Lou Llobell in Foundation:

Foundation (2021)

Lou Llobell in Foundation (2021)

Article in Emmy Magazine:

Sync and Swim

“I was drafted for the under-16 South African field hockey team, and I swam and played squash,” says the actress, whose father is Spanish and mother is Zimbabwean. That athleticism helped her land the role of Gaal Dornick in Foundation.

    Foundation Trailer:

    Foundation – Official Teaser 2 | IMDb

    The Galactic Empire has brought peace to thousands of worlds, but the beliefs of one man now threaten their very existence. Foundation premieres September 24, only on Apple TV+ .

    Foundation Interview: Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick


    Interview with Trevor Noah:

    Lou Llobell – The Journey to “Foundation” | The Daily Show

    Actor Lou Llobell details her role as Gaal on the Apple TV+ series “Foundation,” her journey to landing the part, and what it means to play a math genius who’s a woman of color.


    Svetlana Romashina

    Svetlana Alekseyevna Romashina (Russian: Светлана Алексеевна Ромашина, IPA: [svʲɪˈtɫanə rɐˈmaʂɨnə]; born 21 September 1989) is a Russian competitor in synchronised swimming who boasts 41 total gold medals from competing in four Olympic Games, seven world championships and six European championships. She never placed lower than first at any of these events. She added two more golds in the 2020 Summer Olympics breaking all medal-count ties and becoming the most decorated athlete ever in her sport.

    After leading the Russian Olympic Committee squad to victory at the Tokyo Games, Romashina announced the end of her Olympic career.

    “Wikiwand – Svetlana Romashina.” Wikiwand,

    Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Team ROC compete in…

    Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Team ROC compete in the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 04,… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Winning Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    The routine that earned Romashina her SIXTH gold!

    📲 Subscribe to @olympics: Svetlana Romashina partnered Svetlana Kolesnichenko in the duet event at Tokyo 2020 to become Olympic champion once again! We bring you the full routine that earned Svetlana Romashina her phenomenal sixth gold. Enjoy watching!

    Winning Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics

    Romashina & Ishchenko’s Rio 2016 Gold Medal performance to Mermaids (Rusalki) | Music Monday

    📲 Subscribe to @olympics: The Russian artistic swimming pair of Svetlana Romashina & Natalia Ishchenko earned Gold Medals during the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro with this breathtaking performance to Mermaids (Rusalki) by Mikhail Ekimyan. Enjoy! Are you missing your favorite Olympic performance to music?

    Podcast: Svetlana Romashina – a decade of dominance

    Artistic swimmer and five-time Olympic champion from Russia, Svetlana Romashina, joined the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk mentality, winning, and her favourite figure skaters.

    Courtney Barnett

    Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician. Known for her deadpan singing style and witty, rambling lyrics,[1] she attracted attention with the release of her debut EP I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris in 2012. International interest came with the release of her EP The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013.[2]

    Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, was released in 2015 to widespread acclaim. At the 2015 ARIA Music Awards, she won four awards from eight nominations. She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and International Female Solo Artist at the 2016 Brit Awards.[3][4] She released Lotta Sea Lice, a collaborative album with Kurt Vile, in 2017.[5][6] She released her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, to further acclaim in 2018.[7] Barnett’s third studio album Things Take Time, Take Time was released in November 2021.[8]

    “Courtney Barnett.” Wikiwand, Accessed 10 Sept. 2022.

    KEXP Live Studio Performance

    Courtney Barnett – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

    http://KEXP.ORG presents Courtney Barnett performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded December 14, 2021.

    Need A Little Time

    Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time (Live from Piedmont Park)

    ‘Need A Little Time’ appears on Courtney Barnett’s album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ out now! Filmed live at Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA.

    On PBS News Hour:

    Courtney Barnett: Sending out ‘Empathy Signals’

    The acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett recently completed her first U.S. solo tour. NewsHour Weekend’s Tom Casciato caught up with Barnett at her stop at the historic Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. They discussed not only her music, but also her coining of words, how she struggles to write with compassion, and the bush fires that devastated Australia earlier this year.

    Courtney Barnett: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Courtney Barnett: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Courtney Barnett can tell you a story like she’s your best friend – provided your best friend is a funny poet with an Australian accent. Listen to “Avant Gardener,” an autobiographical account of trying to turn a life around through gardening, only to be foiled by a severe allergic reaction.

    Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To

    Courtney Barnett – Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To (Official Video)

    Courtney Barnett – Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To (Official Video) Taken from the new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ out everywhere now: Listen to Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To: Listen to the brand new album: Subscribe: Follow:


    Courtney Barnett

    Listen to Courtney Barnett on Spotify. Artist · 1.1M monthly listeners.

    Anonymous Club Trailer (Documentary):

    Anonymous Club – Official Trailer – Oscilloscope Laboratories HD

    Learn more about ANONYMOUS CLUB at Shot on vivid 16mm film over a three-year period, ANONYMOUS CLUB chronicles notoriously shy, Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett’s ups and downs on the world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel.


    Chloe Smith & Leah Song – Rising Appalachia

    Rising Appalachia is an American folk music group led by multi-instrumentalist sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith.[1] Leah also performs as a solo artist. Based between Southern Appalachia and New Orleans, the sisters work with an array of international musicians and the band incorporates everything from simple harmonics with banjos and fiddles, to a wide variety of drumskalimbasbeatboxdjembebalafoncongasdidgeridootablasspoons and washboard creating a full mix of worldfolk and soul music.

    “Rising Appalachia.” Wikipedia, Accessed 12 Nov. 2021.

    Official video for their song Resilient:

    Rising Appalachia – Resilient (Official Music Video)

    Directors- Chloe Smith and Leah SongCinematographer/Editor- Alex Allaux Movement Director- Justin ConteDancers- Amy Secada, Quentin Robinson (IAMSpecialFX), …

    Discover the Slow Music Movement:

    What is the slow music movement? | Leah Song | TEDxAsheville

    Leah Song of critically acclaimed Rising Appalachia has been keeping the troubadour spirit alive through the music project she and her sister started in 2006…

    The ‘Slow Music Movement’ encourages musicians to try out ‘non-industry standard’ ways of bringing music into the world by “linking to local communities and staying with local friends; pursuing alternative venues for performances and supporting local businesses with farm-to-table hospitality; providing local non-profits at each show a platform to display information; exploring alternative methods of travel including train, bike, low impact vehicles, boat, horse, or simply focusing on regional touring; and encouraging concert goers to take in more than just the catharsis of the music.” – Rising Appalachia

    Rising Appalachia website:

    Rising Appalachia

    As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to ma

    Official video for Medicine:

    Rising Appalachia- Medicine [Official Music Video]

    Artist: Rising AppalachiaSong: MedicineAlbum: Wider CirclesLocation: Lake Tahoe & AppalachiaFor more information on Rising Appalachia go to http://www.rising…

    Rising Appalachia – Wider Circles (Live from Standing Rock)

    Wider Circles live AT Standing Rock November 2016. Tiny Tent concert series with Indigenous Rising Media.

    Eivør Pálsdóttir

    Eivør Pálsdóttir (pronounced [ˈaivœɹ ˈpɔlsˌdœʰtəɹ]; born 21 July 1983), known mononymously as Eivør, is a Faroese singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Syðrugøta, she had her first televised performance at the age of 13. Over the course of her decades-long career, her musical output has spanned a wide range of genres such as folkart popjazzfolk rockclassical and electronica.


    • 2004 Faroe Islander of the Year
    • 2006 Planet Awards – Best female singer (Faroese music awards)
    • 2009 Planet Awards – Best female singer
    • 2006 Best Danish female folk from Jylland (Årets danske Folk Vokalist)
    • 2012 Planet Awards – Best female singer / Best artist / Best album for Room
    • 2013 Nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize
    • 2013 DJBFA (Danish Jazz, Beat and Folkmusic Authors) Award
    • 2021 The Nordic Council Music Prize 

    “Wikiwand – Eivør (Singer).” Wikiwand,

    Eivør & John Lunn collaborated on The Last Kingdom soundtrack.

    The Last Kingdom Soundtrack (Official) – Eivør & John Lunn

    Eivør – Slør is available to pre-order: The opening titles to ‘The Last Kingdom’, composed by Eivør & John Lunn.

    Listen on Spotify:


    Listen to Eivør on Spotify. Artist · 360.9K monthly listeners.

    Mín Móðir

    Eivør – Mín Móðir

    “Mín Móðir” (“My mother”) by Eivør.

    Mjørkaflókar (Lyric Video)

    Eivør – Mjørkaflókar (Lyric Video)

    The song Mjørkaflókar is from Eivør’s Faroese album Slør released in 2015. Words & Music by Eivør Video by Máni M. Sigfússon Get the album ‘Slør’ now!! iTunes: Amazon: CD / Vinyl: Follow Eivør online: Merch:

    Eivør performs Tròdlabùndin

    Eivør Pálsdóttir: Tròdlabùndin (Trøllabundin) – 10.08.13

    Færøyiske Eivør Pálsdóttir framfører sin egen sang “Tròdlabùndin” (fra albumet “Trøllabundin” 2005) på en utekonsert med Vamp på fjellgården Stigen i Aurland, 10.08.13. Stigen gård er på UNESCOs verdensarvliste fra 2005, og den ligger ved Aurlandsfjorden. Faroese Eivør Pálsdóttir performs her own song “Tròdlabùndin” (from the album “Trøllabundin” 2005) at an outdoor concert with Vamp on the mountain farm Stigen in Aurland, 10.08.13.

    Professional opera singer Elizabeth Zharoff analyzes Eivør’s voice.

    Eivør “Tròdlabùndin” REACTION & ANALYSIS by Vocal Coach/Opera Singer

    A song about a wizard who enchants people, sung in honor of the spring, by a vocal wonder-woman whose name is nearly impossible to pronounce: Eivør Pálsdóttir. Join professional opera singer Elizabeth Zharoff, as she listens for the very first time to this marvelous singer!


    Samin Nosrat

    Samin Nosrat (Persian: ثمین نصرت, /səˈmin ˈnʌsrɑːt/,[1] born November 7, 1979) is an American chef, TV host, food writer and podcaster.[2][3]]

    She is the author of the James Beard Award–winning, New York Times Bestselling cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat and host of a Netflix docu-series of the same name.[4][2][5][6] From 2017–2021, she was a food columnist for The New York Times Magazine.[7][8] Nosrat is also the co-host of the podcast Home Cooking.

    In 2000, as a sophomore in college, Nosrat ate dinner at Chez Panisse and immediately applied to work there as a busser.[9] She eventually worked her way up to the restaurant kitchen, becoming a cook and working with Alice Waters, who described her as “America’s next great cooking teacher.”[2][7][10]

    After leaving Chez Panisse, Nosrat worked in Italy and then other Berkeley-area restaurants.[14] She worked as a sous-chef and took catering jobs before starting to teach private cooking classes in 2007.[15] She has said that she soon felt that a television show would be a more efficient way of teaching; however, it would be years before that would happen.[16]

    She later worked with Michael Pollan, and was included in his book and the 2016 Netflix documentary television series Cooked as “the chef who taught Michael Pollan how to cook”.[17]

    Samin Nosrat: The 100 Most Influential People of 2019

    Years ago, Samin Nosrat taught me how to make fresh mozzarella bocconcini; I remember she was so encouraging, showing me how to carefully hand-form the little bocconcini in hot water. There is magic in the way Samin teaches. She wins you over immediately with an irresistible combination of warmth, honesty, deep understanding of cooking and that ebullient laugh of hers.

    The cookbook:


    of the James Beard Award-winning New York Times Bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazine and the host and an executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. She lives, cooks, gardens, and laughs in Berkeley, California.

    Salt Fat Acid Heat | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


    Focaccia Recipe:

    Salt Fat Acid Heat | Clip: Focaccia Recipe [HD] | Netflix

    Master these four elements, master the kitchen. Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book, Salt Fat Acid Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of…

    Brené with Samin Nosrat on Grief, Gratitude, and Connection

    Listen to this episode from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Spotify. Get ready for a delicious conversation. I am talking to Samin Nosrat, author, cook, teacher, podcaster, and the force of nature behind the revolutionary cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and its Netflix documentary.


    Hannah Gadsby

    Hannah Gadsby (born 1978) is an Australian comedian, writer, and actress. She began her career in Australia after winning the national final of the Raw Comedy competition for new comedians in 2006.

    Some of my favorite bits from Hannah Gadsby combine her knowledge of art history and her comedy.

    Hannah Gadsby: Rennaissance Woman (2015)

    Renaissance Woman: Venus on a Clam

    A naked goddess gives us an alternate surfboard and an artist gives us wind.Renaissance Woman (Ep1): Botticelli’s ‘Venus’ Written and Presented by Hannah Gad…


    Gadsby created the stand-up show she named Nanette partly as a response to the public debate which took place in Australia before the law was changed to allow same-sex marriage, and also after her diagnosis of ADHD and autism.[12] Nanette explores topics such as homophobiaxenophobiasexism, and gendered violence.[13] 

    In 2018, her show Nanette on Netflix won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Peabody Award.

    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

    Behind every joke, there is a story. Hannah Gadsby’s award winning “Nanette” comes to Netflix June 19.Watch Hannah Gadsby: Nanette on Netflix:…

    Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not.

    Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not. | Hannah Gadsby

    Hannah Gadsby’s groundbreaking special “Nanette” broke comedy. In a talk about truth and purpose, she shares three ideas and three contradictions. Or not.Get…


    Starting in 2019, she toured internationally with her show Douglas and the recorded special was released on Netflix in 2020.

    Hannah Gadsby: Douglas | Official Trailer | Netflix

    Hannah Gadsby is back by popular demand…reluctantly. Douglas, the highly anticipated follow-up to the genre-defining comedy special Nanette, streams May 26…

    In 2021, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Tasmania.[1] 


    In March 2022, she published Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation.

    “Hannah Gadsby.” Wikipedia, Accessed 5 June 2022.


    Isatou Ceesay

    Isatou Ceesay (born 1972) is a Gambian activist and social entrepreneur, popularly referred to as the Queen of Recycling.[1] 

    She initiated a recycling movement called One Plastic Bag in the Gambia. Through this movement, she educated women in The Gambia to recycle plastic waste into sellable products that earned them income.

    In 1997, together with four other women, she founded the Recycling Centre of N’Jau in her native village in Northern Gambia. Initially the goal of this project was to educate fellow villagers on the importance and benefits of reclaiming waste in plastic recycling thereby discouraging the act of littering around with plastic waste. Over the years, the project has grown and now empowers women, providing them with support and income.[6]

    The project was recently recognised as an official community-based organisation in the Gambia, now referred to as the Njau Recycling and Income Generation Group (NRIGG). Today, Ceesay works with more than 11,00 people and NRIGG is based in four separate communities across The Gambia.[3][7][1]

    “Isatou Ceesay.” Wikipedia, Accessed 8 May 2022.

    Where is The Gambia?

    The Gambia – from the Women’s Initiative Gambia

    “These purses have saved many lives.”

    Isatou Ceesay

    ‘These purses have saved many lives’

    Isatou Ceesay runs a project in The Gambia which recycles plastic waste, and has created work for many women across the country. A BBC Africa One Minute Story, by video journalist Sasha Gankin.

    Queen of Recycling

    Isatou Ceesay, Queen of Recycling in The Gambia

    Waste, and plastic waste is a huge issue globally. In Africa, even more than anywhere else, waste is a major contributor to carbon dioxyde emissions and climate change. Isatou Ceesay has been empowering women in The Gambia for over 17 years, to turn plastic waste into revenues and thus take a more importante role in society while ensuring their financial independence.