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Jane Fonda: Miss fortunate

For a woman with such a well-known and celebrated family name, Jane Seymour Fonda never walked an easy path to success. Born to actor Henry Fonda in 1937, Jane Fonda, curiously, was a distant relation to Jane Seymour, a wife to Henry VIII. The first of many hardships in Fonda’s life arrived when she was […]

Angelina Jolie: an angel in disguise

  Beautiful, talented, with a father nominated for Oscars and an actress mother, it’s tempting to think that Angelina Jolie had it all handed to her on a plate. But that only tells half the story. The Best You reveals all.   Despite the apparent good fortune of being born into Hollywood glamour, Angelina Jolie […]

The Rocky Road to success. Ruth First: An Apartheid Perspective

  Ruth First was raised in apartheid South Africa, but despite being white, she and her family were opposed to the minority rule. She inherited her passion for activism from her parents, aligning herself early on with the Communist Party of South Africa. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand with the distinction of being […]

Fighting to Learn

When you think of the average 16-year-old girl, she is probably experimenting with make-up, texting incessantly and getting over her fist boyfriend. This is not the case for Malala Yousafzai, one of the world’s most famous education activists.   Malala Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997 in Pakistan. She comes from the town of […]