Spotlight on Optimism

A spotlight on positive projects and optimistic people for a brighter future.
  • Spotlight on Extraordinary Women - Nasima Payman from Kabul, Afghanistan



    Nasima Payman - Manager at Zarif Design, Kabul, Afghanistan @zarifnyc & www.zarifdesign.com      Nasima was born in Kabul in 1958 and li...

  • Spotlight Series #3 of Rare Disease Week by Nasha Fitter



    Nasha Fitter is Co-Founder of @foxg1research, Director of Rare & Neurological disease division of @ciitizenstories, mom to 3 kids, youngest of...

  • 2020 Made Me Grateful - Samina's Story #6



    My name is Samina, I’m a mother of 2 girls. I help restaurants with Social Media Marketing in Dubai and also enjoy Instagramming in my free time.  ...

  • 2020 Made Me Grateful - Rachel's Story #5



    What did you do this year that you had never done before? Like many others, I slowed down more than ever before. I spent a lot more time reflectin...

  • 2020 Made Me Grateful - Salma's Story #4



    I am Founder & Creative Director for The Essentials Story, I live in Miami with my husband and 2 kids trying to build a business, give back to...

  • 2020 Made Me Grateful - Seema's Story #3



    I live in Miami but born and raised in New York via Mumbai, if that makes any sense?! Let’s put it this way, my heart is half Indian and half New ...

  • Spotlight Series #2 Meet our partner Sneha Mumbai



    The Essentials Story has partnered with SNEHA MUMBAI, a non-profit organization that works with women and children in the dense slums of Mumbai cl...

  • Spotlight Series #1: Meet the team behind The Essentials Story



      Today we’re excited to introduce you to a few people behind The Essentials Story. Scattered around the world in three different continents, we b...