THE ONE WHO DOES
Let’s take a break from the bad news, folks. Forget politics for a second.
There are people doing some seriously good work out there.
I mean, some really AMAZING stuff.
The kind of stuff that they don’t teach you to do in school. The kind of stuff, you don’t grow up dreaming that you would do. The kind of stuff that sort of just lands on you unexpectedly.
Most of the time, it’s born out of a desire to make the world a little bit brighter. A little bit better. For others.
Like Kenton Lee, who wanted to make a shoe that would grow with the child and find a way to fund it so that he could distribute them to the millions of children who grow up without wearing shoes.
Like Shannon Young, the powerful force behind the KL Pooch Rescue team which rescues stray and abandoned dogs who require care.
Like Samir Lakhani, the young Asian American who found a way to recycle discarded almost new, soap bars from hotels, sanitise them and remould them into new bars of soap to be distributed to the thousands of children who can’t afford to buy their own soap.
Sometimes, we hear about them. Other times, they float under the radar.
I don’t think they’re bothered too much about publicity. But I’m pretty certain that if more people knew their stories, they’d be able to do more of what they do. AND, maybe others might get inspired to work on their own ideas to make the world a little bit brighter. A little bit better. For others.
And that’s why I started this podcast. To find these people who are doing the work, capture their stories, and share them far and wide, one pair of earbuds at a time.
About Cat Ashton
About Dinesh Rudra
About the Podcast
Dinesh Rudra is the father of two souls on a mission, and the husband of a woman who is quite literally, poetry in motion. He loves stories, visuals, podcasts and people who are doing good work in the world. So, this was really his way of working on a project that allowed him to involve all of the above!Learn more
Catherine Ashton is obsessed with three things: good beer, rescue dogs, and social impact work. She loves empowering passionate people to make the world a better place through storytelling and relationship cultivation. As for whiskey and rescue dogs? She spends weekends searching out local dog-friendly breweries in Austin, TX with her husband and ridiculously adorable daughter.Learn more