While a senior policy analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Marsha Coleman-Adebayo blew the whistle on an American chemical company for exposing South African miners to toxic levels of vanadium.
Marlene Garcia-Esperat was a whistleblower turned investigative journalist murdered for her efforts in exposing large-scale government corruption in the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture.
During the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, chief civilian contracting officer Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse raised concerns about major irregularities in a no-bid, no-compete contract being awarded to KBR-Halliburton, an act that ushered in sweeping reforms to laws governing no-bid, sole-source government contracts.
Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, scientist, and author whose research helped uncover the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the first individuals to raise concerns over the danger of Covid-19.
Phillip Saviano was a survivor of clergy sex abuse who helped reveal the Catholic Church’s cover-up of decades-long predatory abuse of children by priests.
Karen Silkwood blew the whistle on corporate negligence of workers’ health and safety at a Kerr-McGee nuclear power plant in the 1970s.
Programmer, activist, entrepreneur, and writer Aaron Swartz developed and founded multiple companies and technologies aimed to provide free and open access to internet resources.
Lieutenant Commander Kimberly Young-McLear blew the whistle on discriminatory behaviors in the United States Coast Guard and, in turn, initiated multiple reforms aimed at improving how discrimination and harassment claims are investigated by the Coast Guard.
Inspired by the acts of multiple truth-tellers, artist Ahmet Öğüt collaborated with Artwrld to create Monuments of the Disclosed.Learn More →