CH25: Melissa Kushner

Reinventing philanthropy to do greater good for Malawi’s children

“I lost my father three weeks before I was born, so I was hardwired to care about children who have lost one or more parents,” Melissa Kushner explains. Her fate was sealed when shortly after graduating from college she landed a job working with the former head of UNICEF Malawi. Moved by what she learned, Kushner founded Goods for Good at age 26 to aid …

The Skate Girls of Kabul

Award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s powerful “Skate Girls of Kabul” series is currently on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery and is set to be published in an upcoming book. Dobson traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to capture the inspiring story of the organization Skateistan, which empowers young Afghan girls through the usually male-dominated sport of skateboarding. By providing the girls with an open skatepark and the …

Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots

The brand most trusted by renegades celebrates 190 years with 14 limited artist editions of its iconic lace-up

by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar in Cairo, Egypt. Initially adopted by off-duty army officers, the shoes became an icon of Britain’s Mods in the ’60s. They took off in Paris …