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A line of protesters wearing face-masks and photographed in 3/4 profile as the stand in a street holding signs against Coal Power

Kimiko Hirata launches a grassroots campaign that stops the Japanese coal industry dead in its tracks.

6 min read It wasn't going to be a fair fight, her NGO was understaffed and underfunded. But Kimiko Hirata was not going to back down. She took on some of the wealthiest, most powerful institutions in the world and forced them to do the unimaginable.
29.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Four people including Phil Miller of FILSAA at CUNY Law school holding a mic and wearing a blue hoodie and jeans, standing in front of a crowd of people at an "Unlock the Bar" rally

FILSAA – where students balance the scales of justice

11 min read This group of students at CUNY School of Law is helping formerly incarcerated people become lawyers and play a vital role in reforming a broken criminal justice system.
15.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Photo of woman wearing a mauve suit from Give Your Best

“Choosing the clothes you wear is a basic human right” says Sol Escobar, founder of Give Your Best

10 min read Sol Escobar wanted to help a household of refugee women and wound up reinventing the way that clothing is donated. Her life-changing solution could help millions of people experiencing clothing poverty and have a major impact on textile waste.
23.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
consultants at auticon

auticon, people beyond the spectrum

6 min read This consultancy firm/social enterprise is unofficially one of the biggest employers of people diagnosed with autism in the world.
17.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Saza F. member of the End Female Genital Cutting Singapore collective

End Female Genital Cutting in Singapore

5 min read This collective of determined people is opening a dialogue among leaders, community members and allies to end of the practice of Female Genital Cutting in Singapore. Read the interview.
04.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Freda Huson wearing a plaid fleece jacket stands in front of a backdrop of forest trees

“No consent ? No pipeline.” Indigenous leader Freda Huson will not cede.

6 min read Canadian Indigenous leader wins the 2021 Right Livelihood Award for courageous, peaceful resistance in a life or death fight against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
09.02.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Two women - Jordan Magrobi (left) and Quote This Woman+ founder Kathy Magrobi (right) standing outside in front of a green leafy background.

Quote This Woman+ is amplifying women in the news

6 min read Men's voices outnumber women's voices in the media. Meet the women who have figured out a simple, powerful way to change that.
27.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Alex Stephany, the founder of BEAM, the homeless crowdfunding platform, standing at what appears to be a wooden table directly facing the camera, with his arms and elbows resting on the wooden planks of the table, the lower part of his body is hidden from view by the table. He is smiling and wears a pale tee shirt with the word BEAM printed across his chest. In the background, out of focus, are wooden shelves filled with green plants and large green plants placed on the floor in back of him.

Homeless crowdfunding site nearing 1000th campaign

6 min read The world's first crowdfunding platform helping people experiencing homelessness to find stable jobs and homes.
24.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
The words Black is Beautiful printed against an interlocking geometrical mosaic of different shades of black and brown tiles

“Black is Beautiful” – the beer that taps an outpouring of support

3 min read A black brewer shares his secret beer recipe online.
Over 1000 breweries worldwide have copied it - for free - raising awareness of the injustices faced by people of color.
03.01.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
A red ans white Christmas stocking hanging abovean assortment of handmade christmas tree ornaments and gift boxes, set against darl wood paneling

Handmade gifts that are redefining online shopping

5 min read Looking for an OG handmade gift ? Want to create connection with the things you buy online ? Head over to these sites to discover the work of people who put their face, name, and heart into their work.
15.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Podcaster Craig Gavigan of "The Unplugged Debate" sitting in the woods by a lake with a husky and holding a camera

“The Unplugged Debate”- journeying with a Scottish park ranger

3 min read Husky sledding, surfing, skydiving, or swimming the English Channel - The Unplugged Debate's guests talk about the entanglements between technology and the outdoors.
13.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A pair of elderly hands hold a wooden toy and a carving tool. The hands belong to a person with a long white beard and dressed in red and white clothes. There are other wooden toys and carving tools on the wooden table on which the hands rest. Could this be Santa Claus, an elf or maybe even TranSanta ?

TranSanta – Secret Santas who are helping trans youth to have happier holidays

4 min read A massive outpouring of support for a brilliant social media idea that is reaching vulnerable, at-risk trans youth and touching hearts around the world during the holidays
09.12.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A light-haired man in a cardigan and a dark-haired woman wearing a colorful scarf - therapists Roland and Sabine Bosel - gaze smilingly at each other.

Breaking the cycles of generational trauma

8 min read Meet the therapists from Vienna who are helping families around the world to break free from the cycles of generational trauma simply by talking.
24.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Four lads sitting together being friends after doing beyond equality workshop

Beyond Equality – young men learning to be part of the solution

6 min read Rethinking masculinities to prevent gender based violence and build community.
10.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Tony Weaver Jr. with his comics The UnCommon

Comics that help kids feel just Weird Enough

4 min read Tony Weaver Jr. CEO of Weird Enough produces comics that empower kids to become the heroes of their own stories. 
29.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Peace and gender activist Marthe Wandou standing with arms outstretched, gesturing to her left, against the backdrop of a gray wall and wrought iron window with a young woman seated on her right

Marthe Wandou – girls’ well-being begins with community

5 min read Cameroon's first winner of the Right Livelihood Prize is mobilizing entire communities to heal and end gender-based violence.
19.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Where love is illegal - two people holding hands

Where Love Is Illegal, personal testimonies of survival

7 min read There are still 70 countries where people who love each other must do so in secret. Award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond's project connects people, opens minds, and stops people's brutal punishment where love is illegal.
14.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Portrait of Sharon Lavigne wearing Rise St. James shirt

Sharon Lavigne – never too late for environmental justice

5 min read Sharon Lavigne stopped the construction of a $1.25 billion petrochemical complex that would poison her community.
08.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team

“Witness Change” tells the story of 1000 dreams

5 min read This small, dynamic team is using visual storytelling to shine a light on excluded and stigmatized people.
11.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Trans flag painted on hand representing trans people

Trans people in Hungary cannot be legally recognized – the fight continues

6 min read Part 2 of the interview with Transvanilla, the only trans-led NGO in Hungary, working to safeguard their community's rights, livelihoods, and safety in an increasingly hostile political climate.
06.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Transvanilla - helping trans people to achieve their rights in Hungary

Transvanilla, the Hungarian NGO fighting for trans people’s rights

7 min read Transvanilla Transgender Association is the only trans-led NGO in Hungary fighting for the rights of trans people. Interview Part 1
05.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bike Brigade featured image of a bearded cyclist wearing a hooded jacket and back pack speeds through the pouring rain as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk of an urban street

Bike Brigade offers free delivery service for people in need

6 min read An initiative that sprung up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The riders offer free delivery of critical necessities that people cannot pick up in person.
The packages contain hot meals, food essentials, protective equipment or other supplies for the communities they serve.
15.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bow Seat winner art by Fiona Luo in 2017

From the Bow Seat – the 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest is open

2 min read Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs is holding its 11th annual…
10.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Young man smiling walking in the street listening to a sober podcast

Dance, sex and recovery: 3 tell-all sober podcasts

2 min read Podcasts can be great tools to maintain sobriety. These 3 sober podcasts should be added to your list.
08.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Sky high farm collection look book, man standing in a greenhouse

Sky High Farm is showing how “food is power”

3 min read Sky High Farm practices is reinventing philanthropy with their partnership with Dover Street Market.
02.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Refugee rights, refugees walking

The Refugee Rights Project is using Instagram for education

4 min read Refugee Rights Project is an educational Instagram account breaking down tough topics into accessible chunks and challenges people to join the fight for a better future.
01.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
TransActual closeup of a person seen from behind wrapped in a Transgender Flag worn as a cape

TransActual UK: advocacy for a more inclusive world

6 min read jane fae of TransActual UK talks about fundamental human rights and the fight that trans people face making their voices heard.
30.08.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Resident decision making the elevated railway crossing with the painted words Camden Lock on a sunny day with many people in the street

Resident decision making builds a stronger community

3 min read Camden Giving is on a mission “to end local inequality and end racial injustice wherever it shows up.” 
Resident decision-making puts problem-solving power into the hands of the people who are impacted by these problems.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
place based giving three young people sitting at a table, two laughing and one drinking from a mug a

Place based giving – who’s got the power?

10 min read Camden Giving is a “by-the-community-for-the-community” crowdfunding charity. Their driving idea is to give decision-making power to people from within the community.
29.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
social change young Changemaker at school

Social change sparking a generation

3 min read TribesforGOOD believes that social changemaking is a powerful idea whose time has come.
18.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team