10 Nonconformists On How They Changed The World
Keeping it real is a full-time job. Inspired by this thread on Quora.
Oscar Wilde, a writer and merciless wit of (mostly) the 19th century.
Maya Angelou, a writer who lays her sorrows bare.
Noam Chomsky, who challenged accepted ideas of linguistic theory.
bell hooks, an activist and scholar who does not accept the status quo.
Louise Erdrich, a Native American writer who wrote in her debut novel that right and wrong "were shades of meaning, not sides of a coin."
Salvador Dalí, a painter, here answering a question about why he drove in a car filled with cauliflower.
Simone de Beauvoir, a 20th century feminist theorist who rejected norms of "womanhood."
Lenny Bruce, a comedian whose obscene act paved the way for comedians' freedom of speech.
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese activist and former political prisoner.
Frida Kahlo, a painter who defies classification.
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