You are a true visionary and a hero, @ Dr Mehmet Yildiz!

You established a vision for yourself and others and didn’t let technical limitations get in the way. Where there is a will, Dr. MY will find a way!

You saved writers and editors countless hours by learning and sharing the intricacies of various platforms and by dealing with various frustrations on our behalf.

You invested personal resources to ensure curation of valuable content for readers and to facilitate meaningful connections between readers, writers, editors, and publishers.

You have fostered a supportive culture that celebrates diversity, inclusion, collaboration, transparency, and accountability.

In a society that values individualism at the expense of collective good will and where executive self-interests reign supreme, what ILLUMINATION has accomplished — and during such difficult times as these — is truly remarkable. Yet you never fail to acknowledge all the amazing people, without whom, ILLUMINATION would not be possible.

Building a high functioning team as an innovator is no easy task, but building a highly productive volunteer workforce is nothing short of a miracle. As a social entrepreneur who has failed repeatedly in both regards, you have shown me what me is possible and documented the specific actions and measurable objectives that other innovators may follow in your footsteps.

That you so much, for everything.

You’ve been an inspiration to me and to us all.

Looking forward to the miracles in store for us in 2021.

Much love, peace, and harmony.


Queer Black Woman w/ Disabilities and Indigenous Roots | Health educator & former healer now healing herself | Quora @April-M-Hamm | LinkedIn @April-Hamm #WEOC

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