Homepage INTRODUCING THE COURAGEOUS CLASS Role Models Who Inspire Us View All Hero The Courageous Class RJ Mitte Best known as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. for five riveting seasons of AMC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning dramatic thriller “Breaking Bad,” Mitte reemerged this year on the big screen in DIXIELAND, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, portraying the deceptive CJ, in his first non-handicapped leading role. During its fifth and final season, the “Breaking Bad” premiere drew approximately 5.9 million viewers, a number that nearly doubled to 10.3 million by the season’s final episode. As Walt Jr., also referred to by fans as, “The Breakfast King,” Mitte acted as the Cerebral Palsy-afflicted son of Walter (Bryan Cranston) and Skyler (Anna Gunn). Walter Jr.’s Cerebral Palsy on the show was embellished, meaning RJ had to learn how to walk on crutches and slur his speech to create a more dramatic version of his own disability. Liya Kebede Liya Kebede is an accomplished model, actress, and maternal health advocate. She has beenfeatured on multiple American and international Vogue covers, has appeared in runway shows and major print campaigns for top designers aroundthe world, and is a global brand ambassador for L’Oreal in the cosmetic, skincare, and hair care categories. In 2015, Kebede founded The Liya Kebede Foundation with the mission to reducematernal mortality. In 2007, she launched lemlem (lemlem.com), an artisan-driven collection for women, men, and kids, made entirely in Africa.In recognition of her body of work and philanthropic efforts, Kebede was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2010. Kenna Kenna is a musician, humanitarian, filmmaker,and tech creative. He began his career in theentertainment industry as the youngest creativeproducer for The Family Channel. He then moved to music, finding critical acclaim with Grammy, Emmy and VMA nominations in breakthrough categories. Kenna has toured and collaborated with a host ofnotable music influencers, such as Pharrell, Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Kings of Leon, Nelly Furtado, Lupe Fiasco, JoJo, Linkin Park, and Justin Timberlake. Kenna’s philanthropic focus over the last few years has been in water, women empowerment, and the arts.He founded and produced Summit on the Summit, a clean water initiative that, through advocacy, helped the US government re-appropriate hundreds of millions of dollars to the global clean water crisis. Additionally, he has served on the Arts and Policy Roundtablefor Americans For The Arts, the UN Entrepreneurs Council, and the brain trust for Fortune 500Businesses on the Economics of Altruism. As atech creative, he worked on an array of platforms,including the reimagination of Myspace whichrecently sold to Time Inc. Lauren Wasser Lauren Wasser was practically born in the fashion industry, having her first shoot at just five months old for Italian Vogue with her model mother, Pamela Cook. She remained in the entertainment industry as both a model and aspiring actor until the age of 24 when her life took a devastating turn. Lauren suffered from Toxic Shock Syndrome from a tampon and nearly died. While Lauren was lucky to live, she lost her right leg and the toes on her left foot. The experience of having her old identity ripped from her, along with the daily struggle to even walk, sent Lauren into a deep depression and she even contemplated suicide. Then Lauren reconnected with an old acquaintance Jennifer Rovero, a photographer who began using phototherapy as a method for healing. With her newfound confidence and anger, Lauren decided to fight for awareness for TSS. In 2015, Lauren and Jennifer shared her story with Vice, becoming one of their biggest stories, reaching 6 million views and opening up a global conversation about women’s feminine hygiene and beauty. Since then, in addition to our campaign, Lauren has worked with clients such as Nordstrom, Refinery 29, and Noisy May who are embracing her new image and helping spread awareness about Toxic Shock Syndrome. In February of 2016, Lauren also walked for Chromat in New York Fashion Week. Today, she continues to spread a message of awareness about Toxic Shock Syndrome and body positivity.