The 5 Best Narratively Stories About Groundbreaking Renegades
From an 11-year-old skateboarder to an unlikely style icon, these are our favorite stories about the movers and the shakers who make the world a bit brighter.
5. This Liberal Cab Driver Is Also West Virginia’s Unlikeliest Politician
Story by Ky Owen
How one scruffy, folk-singing hippie took on the political establishment in Trump Country…and won.
4. The 11-Year-Old Girl Taking Skateboarding By Storm
Story by Joe Henley
Sky Brown wowed the internet with her jaw-dropping videos before she even hit grade school. Her next trick: earning a spot in the 2020 Olympics.
3. The New Sisterhood of Black Female Homesteaders
Story by Shanna B. Tiayon
From the South Side of Chicago to tiny off-the-grid Carolina farms, a growing number of Black women are reclaiming the land — and their mental and physical health in the process.
2. This Quadriplegic Daredevil Invented His Own Tech to Race at 130mph
Story by Mike Kessler
After a devastating injury as a teenager, Mario Bonfante Jr. now races using equipment he built in his bedroom, and he’s ready to help others do the same.
1. The Unlikely Style Icon Teaching Older Women to Be Fashion Rebels
Story by Celeste Hamilton Dennis
Judith Rizzio has spent a lifetime on the frontlines of feminism. She thinks there’s nothing more radical than women of a certain age declaring fashion is for them, too.
What other renegades should we be writing about? If you know of a groundbreaking person who deserves their own Narratively story, send us a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org!