Kassie Mastro

Sustainable home cleaner

Madeleine Albright. I thought that her story was really moving. She had Czech parents who fled the Nazi occupation. She was raised Catholic and later found out about her Jewish roots. That’s what made her go into human rights. She has influenced my interest in human rights. I feel that this country and other countries aren’t respecting human rights, and people are slipping through the cracks. Not enough is being done for them.

Little Dove Headrick

Food farmer

Tasha Tudor. She was a writer and illustrator of children’s books and lived completely self-sufficient. She had long braids, and she grew linen to weave her own clothes, and for food, too. She was a powerful woman and lived by her own means, and not through straightforward capitalism. Her inspiration to me is to live without having to drive and being able to grow my own food.

Foxx Reason


Rose Taylor Goldfield. She’s a coach, author and teacher at Wisdom Sun in San Francisco. She is a mother and a spiritual director. She has influenced me greatly in life. She has inspired me by teaching me yoga and a connection to Vajrayana Buddhism. She has helped me connect to the natural world in a deep, profound way.

Chelsi Torres


Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental and political activist, and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a revolutionary farmer and horticulturist. She was unapologetically herself and didn’t let the system get in her way from what she knew was right. I sought out my degree in agriculture because of her, and she has influenced my volunteerism in the community.

Tarin Paul


Lana Del Rey. Her songs are about being a woman in the modern world. Her songs are especially about being preyed upon by older men. When you’re young, (attention from older men) seems almost romantic, but when you get older, you realize that you were a victim of the predator. Her music isn’t about young love; it’s more about being a victim.

David Robert is the photo editor of the Reno News & Review. In his first stint as the RN&R’s photo editor, he won multiple Nevada Press Association and Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards...

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