Maire Laguerre was walking home from work when she was sexually harassed by a man in the street. When she told her aggressor to get lost, he threw an ashtray at her and punched her in the face. She decided to post the video of her attack online and it went viral, eventually triggering a change in street harassment laws in France.
Joachim Roncin is the artist behind the iconic black and white image ‘Je Suis Charlie’. He was in the middle of an editorial meeting at Stylist when alerts started to come through: a fellow magazine, Charlie Hebdo, had been wiped out in a bloody massacre. Joachim’s image captured the pain of a nation.
One small action can lead to big consequences. This is the story of how Anas Modamani, a Syrian refugee, had his life turned upside after he took a picture with Chancellor Angela Merkel. He went on to take Facebook to court and Germany fined the tech over a million euros.
Ahed Tamimi grew up in a small village in occupied Palestine, and protest was in her blood. She had grown up yelling at Israeli soldiers and demonstrating for a free Palestine. So the day that soliders showed up on her family’s property, she didn’t hesitate : she marched up to them and slapped them. Her anger would land her in prison and make her an icon of the resistance.
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