#ShareYourHero with Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz said “I didn’t want to let women down” and with her new traveling exhibition Women:  New Portraits (which launched in London in January of 2016 and will make it’s way to ten cities around the globe) she most certainly holds up her end of the bargain.  I’ve always been a fan of Ms. Leibovitz’s art and apparently the international bank UBS has too because they partnered with her to exhibit her photos and to remind all of us that we are surrounded by everyday heroes.

Which made me think about my everyday heroes.  One of whom is my friend Kathy Patalsky. And it’s not just because she is obsessed with cute kittens as I am. Kathy’s love and dedication to animals took her on the journey that has made her a leading vegan recipe cookbook author and blogger extraordinaire.  Not only has she devoted her life to healthy eating (while honoring animals), she also extends her gracious nature to the rest of us and I’m so happy to call her a friend.

Kathy Patalsky x UBS Share Your Story featuring Annie Leibovitz

Not every hero has to slay a dragon. (In fact Kathy would be very against that). This hero of mine makes the world a better place with small, but powerful, gestures of kindness and caring for all creatures while managing a successful blogging and cookbook career.  We should all aspire to such compassion and achievement.

Come to think of it, it could be said that Annie Leibovitz has accomplished the same two goals. So, who are your everyday female heroes and what goals do you think they’ve achieved?  Not only will thinking about this inspire you, but it could also enable you to win a trip for two to NYC

To see the WOMEN:  New Portraits exhibit.  Here’s how:  post a photo of your hero on Instagram and add the hashtag #ShareYourHero and tag @UBS.  Every month between March – October there will be one winner.



  • Leigh Curtis says:

    For my #ShareYourHero, my everyday female hero would be Oprah. Sounds cliche but I think she’s one of the most influential women in our world and has touched so many lives through her little and grand gestures.

  • Carmencita says:

    I think, for me, Heidi Klum is my modern day female hero. I love how she embodies the modern woman and sees to it that there is equality when it comes to conquering the world. #ShareYourHero

  • Arianne says:

    I’ve always admired Annie Leibovitz, her portraits / photographs are legendary. Would love to join and see her exhibit in NYC!

  • Dyanne says:

    I look forward to seeing all the others’ entries for #ShareYourHero, thanks for sharing this Heidi. It would be a pleasure reading about other female heroes of our generation.

  • Sophie says:

    Annie Leibovitz is a legend! I love her photography skills, very enticing, amazing and brilliant!

  • Claire says:

    Sometimes, it’s the ordinary people we meet everyday that has the great impact on us. Everyday heroes in their own right. I may not name one particular woman, but for me, it’s the mothers that play a big role in the society because they’re the ones molding us into what we want to be in the future. They’re the ones who teach us basic and complex things in life. #ShareYourHero

  • Lorelei Chung says:

    I am a big fan of women with big personalities, who don’t care what other people say about them. I can refer to Kelly Clarkson as my hero because despite her size, she isn’t put off by her detractors, haters and bashers who look down on her. I so love that girl. She’s got a strong character and a powerful voice, too. #ShareYourHero

  • Patrice Davenport says:

    Gotta agree with Claire. My superhero is also my mom. A tough strong woman. #ShareYourHero

  • Bethany Lynne says:

    I gotta say, Tina Fey is my woman hero. We all know her as a comedienne and had strings of successful movies under her belt, mostly comedies, of course. She also writes inspiring books and had made impressions of some famous politicians before. But what not everyone knows is that she’s a woman with a big heart and supports charities like Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization. Mercy Corps campaigns to end world hunger. And one more thing I love about Tina Fey is her support to Love Our Children USA organization, which fights violence against children. #ShareYourHero

  • Madonna Karann says:

    Kathy Patalsky sure looks like a great gal, an advocate against animal cruelty. She sounds every bit a hero to me.

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