Category Archives: Profiles

An ongoing, semi-regular series profiling people we’ve met along the way whose devotion to social, environmental, or animal issues we admire, who’ve fallen in love with some of the same far-flung corners of the world we have, or whose passion and adventures have simply inspired us. There may be no rhyme or reason in who we choose to profile, or their stories, but there is an abundance of heart and spirit in each.

Profiles – Lek Chailert

The indomitable Sangduen "Lek" Chailert

Lek Chailert has earned global respect for her tireless work rescuing abused elephants and providing them with a life free of abuse. She's collaborated on laws that would provide them protections, has won international awards, and been featured in articles and documentaries seen around the world. Despite the accolades, in her own country she's been persecuted, threatened, ridiculed, raided, disowned by her own family, and even forced to go into exile for a period of time. But she has never given up fighting for her beliefs.

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Profiles – Adam Bannister

"The wilderness is a really simple place. It is about survival, life, death, and birth. It is about living in the present! Humans have created so many façades that we live behind. We have made life complicated to the point where we have lost touch of why we are here. We are so set on planning for the future, or reliving the sorrows and misfortunes of our past, that we forget to enjoy the 'now.'" -Adam Bannister

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Profiles – Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Zambia Club

“I would say that volunteering and seeing the world can be so eye opening and life changing if you allow it to be. You need to always keep an open mind and put in the time and effort to meet new people and become close with them because that is how your views change and you start to see things in a different way.” -Emma Yuh Coleman

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