We are excited to launch our CHANGEMAKERS series that spotlights the innovative + inspiring non-profits, businesses, creators and thinkers who are pioneering thought leadership and POSITIVE CHANGE DAILY.
What is a changemaker? A changemaker is an innovator who takes creative action to solve a problem and has the motivation and courage to see and do things differently. Changemakers are focused on making positive, transformative differences with a genuine goal of making the world a better place. They inspire others to evolve their thought processes by sparking conversations that are necessary for unity, healing and advocacy. It is now more important than ever to amplify our voices and be open to evolving our mindsets and behaviors for the greater good of our communities.
“Find the courage to have hard conversations and also find the courage to listen to hard conversations.” -Minaa B.
For those of us ready to find a path to advocacy and change-making, we support you. Advocacy begins with being mindful of investing time to seeking out new connections, listening to experiences without judgement, and understanding the challenges of others with empathy. Only by bringing your most authentic self to your discovery work will you be able to take the actions necessary to becoming an advocate.
Lasting change does not happen alone, it requires teams of people, strong institutions, and support from every part of society. Below are some resources from our own advocacy work at ALEX AND ANI to help get you started. There are many, many more notable organizations, creators and businesses in addition to what we spotlight below. Remember, we all have the potential to be changemaker's.