#DAArt : In this journey, know that every person you come out to is a drop in an ocean of love and acceptance. We live to look at the brighter sides of life, anger, homophobia and society will catch up to the tolerance sooner or later. Just believe and keep on believing in yourself! #StrongesTogether
Art Courtesy: Ryan Maniulit
Throwback to earlier this week when we were at the Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen international Conference. The gender pay gap and discrimination against women in work and careers, especially in the film and creative industry is still immense and thus an important issue. Despite making progress we still have a long way to go in many fields of work: entrepreneurship, film, FTSE500 companies and many others. The inspirational women at this conference #TWOOS18 demonstrated and taught us all about it with so much passion THANK YOU! Let's continue spreading the message and taking action!
Never underestimate the power you hold to change the world you see & experience. It is ALL coming FROM you & not AT you.
I have been so heart broken by Trump’s immigration policies. I find nothing right or just or American in separating children from their parents. On the contrary, I am all about equal rights for ALL & breaking walls & boundaries down rather than building them up.
Wanting to help, I questioned what I can do to make a difference. I was reminded that our world, the reality we see & experience is shaped definitively by our actions, but also our words & our thoughts just the same.
It is important to take the actions to stand for what you believe in, to make protest phone calls & donate what you can to human, civil & immigrant children’s rights organizations. It is also important to be mindful of the words you speak. When you use your words to bring people together rather than as divisive speech to bring people apart, that creates unity & greater community in your world. When you direct your thoughts & use your mind & imagination to meditate on a world filled with equality, peace, justice, friendliness, compassion, thoughtfulness & love for all fellow brothers and sisters, mothers & fathers, sons & daughters that literally has a vibration that reverberate out into the world that you experience so you can see just that.
In my 12pm class today at @loveyogaspace we practices just this, using our bodies as a means for prayer with a collective intention for peace, freedom & justice for all. We held a vision for a world where families get to stay together & unity and global community rein supreme.
When we came out of class we got the news that Trump had reneged on his previous executive order to separate the families & instead issued another executive order to keep families together. What a victory! It wasn’t necessarily our efforts in class that caused his change of heart, but it wasn’t not us either, each prayer & plea counts.
There is still much work to do, much healing needed. But we must take responsibility for ALL of it & recognize that no effort is ever wasted.
EVERY MOVEMENT IN THE WORLD STARTS WITH A MOVEMENT IN THE MIND.
Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría es relacionista internacional y ex Vicepresidenta de Costa Rica. Desde hace muchos años, ha sido activista por la defensa de los derechos humanos, particularmente, enfocada en las poblaciones históricamente vulneradas (personas con discapacidad, personas LGBTTI, personas adultas mayores, mujeres, poblaciones indígenas, entre otras). Es una de las personas que personalmente admiro muchísimo y que sigue luchando todos los días para que se respeten los derechos de todos y que la desigualdad sea menor. Un gran honor volver a ilustrarla.
#pridemonth 🌈 #pride#lgtb#queer#illustration#diseñografico#design#costarica 🇨🇷 #humanrights#equalrightsforall#loveislove
A couple of days ago I stumbled upon a call from my class mate after years. Icing to the cake was she shared her feelings with me that she was in love with a girl and she wants to marry her. Yes she is a lesbian. I was awestruck at first place but then I continued the conversation for quite a long . It was an eye opener conversation for me. Her one call changed my whole perception towards our friends from LGBT community. Isn’t it strange that we categorise our friends and relatives as a part of some other community at the first place.
We live in one of the biggest democratic country with laws on equal opportunity, non discrimination based on gender, caste and creed, and yet we differentiate and categorise people, depriving them of their rights to choose the way they want to live without harming others.
It’s my Humble request to my all friends please don’t be indifferent and judgemental.
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Good Samaritans are the new hipster cool.
Let’s all be Good Samaritans.
By definition good Samaritans are people, like you and me, that offer help when help is needed - especially to strangers.
Good Samaritans see every human as interconnected and see every person they encounter as their neighbor. Because of this, as Good Samaritans, are able to selflessly act to help others who are in need without asking “What’s in it for me”?
Good Samaritans can be scared, confused and even outraged. But even in these emotions a Good Samaritan will go out on a limb and offer help.
I know you’re a Good Samaritan. I know you’re here to band together with me to do the work that needs to be done.
Here’s our Good Samaritan to-dos for today:
1. Give to the following organizations ($5 $10 whatever you’ve got) @together.rising @aclu_nationwide @supportkind - these folks are helping with legal representation and the ACLU is bringing a lawsuit against the administration.
2. Send #prayersandunderwear to The Sacred Heart Church in McAllen TX. You’ll see a post in my feed that says “donations needed at the border” - you’ll get more info there.
3. Call your politicians by using the app 5 Calls, take part in marches if you can. @moveon has great info about marches organizing around the country to protest.
4. Call your local churches, moand community organizations - ask them how they’re planning to get involved in helping. What are they going to be doing that you can help with? Then volunteer with the organizations.
Thank you for being the beautiful, compassionate, interconnected humans that you are - I love you.
Please feel free to share this message if you think it will help others. Thank you.
Our song Bullets & Dust was inspired by the plight of the refugees. In honor of World Refugee Day we are offering our EP with this song for free download until the end of June. #withrefugees Let's support and stand together. :)
I’ll tell you what I’m struggling with. I’m sad. I’m angry. It’s frightening to imagine being separated from my family. These families being separated by the US government is outrageous. Babies. Toddlers. Children that are now traumatized for life. PLAYING WITH HUMAN LIVES REGARDLESS OF RACE OR NATIONALITY IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE. We can not allow another Holocaust. I know I’ve been speaking to my daughters about this and we will do whatever we can do from here. I know I’ve cried watching these clips and hearing these stories of these families ripped apart. All because they are trying to get away from the atrocities in their homelands. We’ve got to do better as humans. It’s 2018 and these families are fighting for survival and rights. It is just like #blacklivesmatter . ITS OUTRAGEOUS. No one should be treated differently. We are all equal. 😢 I will say that the only way for me to personally get through this is to do what I can to help, educate my kids, and then focus on those that are helping. If you’re looking to donate or help please consider @together.rising. ❤️ Sending lots of love out to EVERYONE today. For we are all equals. No one is better than the next. ❤️ #weareallequal#humans#love#support#yourenotalone#stopthemadness#equalrightsforall#family#lookforthehelpers#healing#faceofdepression#keepgoing#youvegotthis #❤️ #togetherrising#familiesbelongtogether#stopfamilyseparation#weareallone#stayhuman#feelinghelpless
👐OPFØLGNINGSONSDAG 👐 Vidste du, at du til CPH Pride i august kan møde to af aktivisterne i vores projekt i Kenya i samarbejde med @sexogsamfund?
De vil fortælle om deres kamp for LGBT-rettigheder i landet, som bestemt ikke er en let kamp. Det ser vi i øjeblikket, hvor en masse fremgang desværre modarbejdes af det politiske. Men aktivisterne står fast og kæmper kampen for lige rettigheder og retten til kærLIGHED 💜💙💚💛❤️#dagsværkiverden#operationdagsværk#Kenya#cphpride#development#equalrightsforall
🚨 It's time to approach humanitarian crises in a different way! Do you know that teenage refugees don't have access to education? 🚸
Would you like to do something for #RefugeeWeek2018 , but you're not sure what you can do?🤷 We only have 7 days to raise £15,000 to bring tech education to teenage refugees in Greece 👩💻. And YOU can help!!! 😍
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