I heard this story on NPR this morning. It's about Parveen Rehman who was recently killed. But the story wasn't about her death... it was about her life. I think you should listen to the story to hear the smile in her determined voice.
Lots of things reached out to me about her story. That she laughed about everything and took a gentle but persuasive stance on challenges. But mostly that Parveen walked out on a project building a hotel on her job with an architectural firm so that she could join a social organization that did something she believed in and would use her degree to empower that cause. Parveen Rehman said that she believed that people should Rise up Horizontally.