GLOSS Issue 21 APRIL 2015 - Page 35

Remembered for her feisty independence and spirited personality, Katherine Hepburn was a leading Hollywood lady for more than 60 years. She continuously challenged herself by accepting diverse work in film, stage and television and made a point to seek out different types of characters to portray. Whilst she enjoyed much success and recognition with multiple Academy Awards she also endured a series of commercial failures that saw her at one point labeled ‘box office poison’. Her tenacity and commitment to follow her passion and talents in all seasons saw her become remembered one of the most successful actors of all time. Rosa Parks: ‘I knew someone had to take the first step, and I made up my mind not to move.’ Sometimes it is not so much what we say, it is what we don’t; not so much what we do, but what we don’t, that creates those powerful moments and leads to ripples of change. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behaviour.” - Katherine Hepburn Rosa Parks who was often dubbed ‘the first lady of civil rights’ was a pioneer in a racially segregated Alabama in