Why we should all play instruments, decoding depression, and a plant with nine lives

 
 
 

This week in Beautiful News, harness your talents to change lives. Jo Jackson. An artist using new media to encourage queer inclusivity. Jill Farrant. The scientist planning for the next disaster season. Lee den Hond. An adventurer puts her body on the line for the well-being of others. Rofhiwa Maneta. The author breaking down the stigma surrounding male depression. Maria Botha. A musician offers a counter-perspective to learning an instrument. Jenni Trethowan. The activist fighting the fear of baboons. This is Beautiful News.