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Every month here at Dandelion Chandelier we like to celebrate the people, groups and institutions who have spread light in the world recently, even in the midst of great darkness. Every day around the world, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. To inspire us all to keep reaching out, here are some Sparklers that caught our attention in recent weeks:

AG Hair creates hair care products formulated with up to 98% naturally-derived and plant-based ingredients. Every bottle sold also contributes to educating girls in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with One Girl Can, a registered charity based in Vancouver that helps provide educational opportunities to impoverished girls living in highly marginalized areas.

Seoul, Korea-based barista Lee Kang-bin paints famous artworks and other incredible designs into lattes at Cafe C. Through, his coffee shop in Seoul. His creations take about 15 minutes, and cost about $8 per cup. You can follow his work on Instagram. He has launched a new phenomenon – “CreamArt” – providing an art history lesson to wake you up, body and soul.

Sometimes even pets choose to shine. In mid-July, hero dog Storm — a 6-year old English golden retriever — pulled a drowning 3-month old fawn from the waters off the coast of Long Island. Both fawn and dog are doing well. His pet parent, Mark Freeley, describes Storm as “the most gentle, gracious dog you ever want to meet.” Good boy, Storm!

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.