Headway is inspired by people who admire beauty amidst the chaos, people who give back to society and the environment and most importantly by people who never stop in spite of challenges. We at Headway, like to step out of our comfort zones and try new things. In order to improve ourselves, we keep learning and are open to changes and challenges We believe in always growing and evolving in sync with the continuous changing of the world around us. We celebrate every small win, learn from every failure and continue making progress.
Frida kahlo, Coyoacan,Mexico, Painter
“Feet, what do I need you for, when I have wings to fly?”
Frida contracted Polio at 6 and made her limp her entire life. At 18 she suffered a bus accident that broke her bones including her spine and left her with painful and complicated medical problems. Despite all complications, she followed her passion and started painting when she was bedridden. She is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain. She is not only a recognized figure in art history but also regarded as anas an icon for Chicanos the feminism movement and the LGBTQ+ movement. The legacy of this diverse personality and incredibly strong woman still lives on today.
Stephen Hawking, Oxford, UK, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author
“ Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”.
Hawking is popularly known for his Blackhole Theory. In 1963, at the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with an early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease that gradually paralysed him over the decades. After the loss of his speech, he communicated through a speech-generating device initially through the use of a handheld switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. Despite the challenges, Hawking continued with his scientific works, achieved commercial success with several works of popular science, his book appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list and received many accolades and awards. He lived with motor neurone disease for more than 50 years.
Hayao Miyazaki, Tokyo Japan, Animator, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Author, and Manga artist.
“Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.”
Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli that owns popular animated movies like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo etc. His works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's films often emphasize environmentalism and the Earth's fragility which depicts his love for the planet. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded including the most coveted Academy Awards.
Pranav Lal, Delhi, India, Visually Impaired Photographer
“ What you need to know is that I’m totally blind, I was trying to look for something that was totally visual to do and photography fits that bill”.
Pranav Lal is blind since birth but he has challenged and broken the stereotypes associated with the visually impaired with his photography. He uses a software called the “Voice” that claims to give visual experience to the blind. He collects data using Voice, time or panning, represents objects in the horizontal plane, the pitch of the sound represents height, higher the pitch higher the object. Lastly, the volume of sound is brightness or level of light. Pranav has never let his handicap deter him from anything-be it studies or snapping the shutter.
Nick Vujicic, Melbourne, Australia, Christian Evangelist and Motivational Speaker
“Some injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving.”
Nick was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. At the age of 10, he tried committing suicide. After years of feeling worthless and alone, he read about a disabled man who refused to let physical limitations dictate his life. At that moment, Nick realized he had the ability to take control of his life. Instead of looking at everything he lacked, he decided to look at everything he could have. He is now a famous author and international speaker, Nick inspires the world every day to love life and live without limits.