Do you ever feel like the endless barrage of social, environmental, and political bad news is so overwhelming and depressing that falling back to sleep in denial feels inviting? If so, then you may just feel inspired to action after considering the impact of billions rising everywhere. People are not merely rising, they are dancing, singing, and marching while learning ways to educate and inspire the change that most of us dream of. With only a little over two months since the new year, the effects of fearless and determined individuals across cultures and genders has begun to send ripples of hope throughout the world. The best part is that this is only the beginning!