Alexander Pushkin, the poet and founder of modern Russian literature, was ashamed of his black roots. A paranoid genius, he believed he was unattractive. His self-doubt and feeling of having a tainted ancestry contributed to his inability to accept that his beautiful wife, Natalya, was a faithful companion. The haunted poet expressed his conflicted emotions in an unfinished work, "The Negro of Peter the Great."
Self-made makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein arrived in Australia in 1902, a penniless Polish immigrant. She didn't remain poor for long though. Noting the prematurely aged state of complexions in this country, Rubinstein introduced Australian women to the benefits of moisturiser. Her business eventually grew into an international cosmetics empire. By the time of her death in 1965, she was one of the world's richest women.
Fred Hollows (1929-1993) - Australian ophtalmologist who was passionate about restoring the eyesight of aboriginal people and 3rd world communities. An Inspirer whose work is extended by the Fred Hollows Foundation and people he trained. v@e