Welcome to the second issue of Changemakers, in which we celebrate people who are making a difference at local, national and international level. Every person has the ability to change our world for the better. If, like me, you are asking what you can do, the answer is to start with yourself. Whether it is healing a relationship or supporting your local community, every action makes a difference.
Ann Edwards set out to make her local community sustainable. Teresa and Laurin Hodge are drawing on their strong mother-and-daughter bond, and Teresa’s experience of serving a prison term, to help released prisoners reintegrate in society. These are just two examples of the women changemakers in this issue. As Nelson Mandela said: ‘It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.’