Wendy Jewell Stories for My Hero

There are many inspiring people in the world... here are a few I have had the privilege of interviewing. I hope they inspire you as well.

Wendy Jewell

Wendy Jewell developed an idea to create an iEARN Learning Circle project devoted solely to writing stories, working with digital photography, and creating videos around the theme of MY HERO. She has contributed many stories to the website and is the producer of an award winning feature documentary, "Youth Unstoppable" that was directed by her daughter, Slater Jewell-Kemker. MY HERO is so very grateful to Wendy Jewell for her leadership and support for the project since the very beginning. Below are some of the stories she has written over the years for MY HERO.

Fati Kirakoya

By: Wendy Jewell
Fati Kirakoya is a researcher committed to finding solutions to end HIV/AIDS.

Sinikethemba Choir

By: Wendy Jewell
Sinikethemba Choir uses music to break the silence about AIDS.

Sasha Earnheart-Gold

By: Wendy Jewell
"Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

Anita Roddick

By: Wendy Jewell
Anita Roddick is an activist for social and environmental change.

Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage

By: Wendy Jewell and David Kemker
Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage provides a loving home to care for displaced and orphaned children in East Timor.

Holly Carter

By: Wendy Jewell
Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.

Kathy Eldon - Update 2009

By: Wendy Jewell
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

Malika Sanders

By: Wendy Jewell
Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.

William Kamkwamba (French)

By: Wendy Jewell & David Kemker


By: Wendy Jewell

Emily Hunter

By: Wendy Jewell
Emily Hunter is an environmental activist, eco-journalist and filmmaker.

Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature: was a voice for China's environment.

Laurie David

By: Wendy Jewell
Laurie David is passionately committed to stopping global warming.

Michael Reynolds, Garbage Warrior

By: Wendy Jewell
Michael Reynolds, Garbage Warrior combines biology and architecture to build sustainable housing.

Mrs. Mei Ng: Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong)

By: Wendy Jewell
Mrs. Mei Ng: Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) uses education to foster environmental awareness in China

Ocean Robbins

By: Wendy Jewell
Ocean Robbins helps organize young people committed to protecting the planet.

Philippe Cousteau

By: Wendy Jewell
Philippe Cousteau continues the work of his father, Jacques Cousteau, through Earth Echo International.

Rachel Carson

By: Wendy Jewell
Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

By: Wendy Jewell
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an eco-warrior defending the earth for future generations.

Kathy Eldon

By: Wendy Jewell
Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.


By: Wendy Jewell
RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.

Dan Eldon

By: Wendy Jewell
Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.

Dr. Tedd Collins IV

By: Wendy Jewell

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hazviperi Betty Makoni

By: Wendy Jewell
Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.

Joel Burns

By: Wendy Jewell
Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.

Michael Bociurkiw: Emergency Communications Worker

By: Wendy Jewell

"Don't forget the downtrodden." Michael Bociurkiw

Ryan Hreljac

By: Wendy Jewell
Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.

Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program.

Dr. Ed Gragert

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.

Ibrahim Alex Bangura

By: Wendy Jewell
Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes music that sends a message of peace and tolerance.

Jason Crowe

By: Wendy Jewell
Jason Crowe received the UN's Global Peace & Tolerance Award.

Peace Children

By: Wendy Jewell
Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.

Peace It Together

By: Wendy Jewell
Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.

Ilse Bing

By: Wendy Jewell
Ilse Bing was a remarkable poet and photographer. Her works withstand the test of time.

Ariel Ruiz i Altaba Scientist - Photographer

By: Wendy Jewell
Ariel Ruiz i Altaba Scientist - Photographer combines art and science to research how cells are generated and formed.

Beth Rickard Environmentalist

By: Wendy Jewell
Beth Rickard Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.

Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva

By: Wendy Jewell
Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva cares for the Earth's soil, researching ways to produce microbes to control plant diseases.

Dr. Edward Holland

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Edward Holland Ophthalmologist transplants corneal stem cells to help give people their sight back.

Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers is an accomplished paleontologist who travels the globe in search of dinosaur digs.

Dr. Madan Kataria

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.

Dr. Richard Murphy Marine Biologist

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Richard Murphy Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.

Dr. Rosalie Bertell
Anti-Nuclear Nun

By: Wendy Jewell

"We have to be part of something larger than ourselves, because our dreams are often bigger than our lifetimes. Religion has a profound effect on our staying power." Rosalie Bertell

Dr. Sara W. Lazar Neuroscientist - Meditator

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Sara W. Lazar Neuroscientist - Meditator researches the effects of meditation on the brain.

Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh is a scientist dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.

Gina Gallant

By: Wendy Jewell
Gina Gallant is an inventor whose passion is protecting the environment.

Stephanie Jenouvrier

By: Wendy Jewell
Stephanie Jenouvrier is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.

Tom Chau
Biomedical Engineer

By: Wendy Jewell
Tom Chau Biomedical Engineer uses science and technology to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.

Zohra Ben Lakhdar

By: Wendy Jewell
Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.

Geoffrey Canada

By: Wendy Jewell
Geoffrey Canada is an educator, social activist and president of the Harlem Childrens Zone in New York.

Rowena Gerber (French)

By: Wendy Jewell
On devrait donner à chaque enfant l’occasion d’influencer positivement la vie d’une personne donnée. Espérons que les adultes suivent cette voie

Paul Munsen Solar Oven Man

By: Wendy Jewell
Paul Munsen Solar Oven Man manufactures sun ovens, which harness the sun's rays to provide an environmentally safe source of energy.

United Nations Celebration of Earth Day 07

Producer: Slater Jewell-Kemker and Wendy Jewell
MY HERO reporter Slater Jewell-Kemker receives an Earth Trustee award at the United Nations on the Spring Equinox 2007.
Still the "Queen of the Leica"
Credit: Courtesy Ilse Bing. Photo: Abe Frajndlich

Organizer created on 7/28/2011 7:36:50 AM by Wendy Jewell

Last edited 9/28/2021 1:52:49 PM by Jeanne Meyers