🇬🇧 This summer I met this girl, Maria. I asked for help and I received immediately so many dresses for her. From late July to early August I didn t see her. His mum Sofia canceled all the appointments and sometimes she didn’t answer my calls. I didn’t know what to do because I felt she didn t want to be helped anymore (any of the dresses sent were delivered to Maria.. Antonio kept the dresses for weeks at La Spiaggia/Carbonelli). Then I realized that selling bracelets along the beach carrying Maria on her back, spending lots of hours under the sun, makes Sofia feel free, a feeling that doesn’t even exist in any dreams in Senegal. And for weeks she hasn’t been allowed to be free. I don t know if Sofia is a free woman in Italy, but I know that she certainly feels freer than in Senegal. And she feels that there are more chances for a peaceful future for Maria in Italy. I will try to help these girls giving them time. Today I eventually gave your clothes to Maria. 👗 🎉 I thank all of you who offered your help just a few hours after my request: many thanks ❤️ to @chiaraferragni @michelagombacci @mammadalprimosguardo @cchiarioni @jessymaranta @bibiblandino. You are unique and exceptional girls. Your empathy makes you precious. With lots of love 💕, Chiara
Meet Ricardo, a @freespiritmedia_nlcp intern who had the opportunity to work as a production assistant during the making of @thegatefilm in Spain! “The biggest thing I learned was precision, knowing that every shot had to be so accurate, there was no cutting corners, we had to get the shot right!” shares Ricardo. To learn more about Ricardo’s experience on set watch the video above!
Trying to not be depressed about all the elephant abuse I saw today in Sri Lanka at the elephant orphanage. What’s more sickening is people bring their kids there to see these beautiful creatures get abuse. Tourists were laughing and taking pictures until I spoke then the realization unravel over there stupid faces and they stopped. Except for the locals who couldnt understand English which is free for them. Foreigners pay 2500 rupees. Some did start to realize what they were actually looking at. The others don’t know any better it’s sad & sick. It kills all the good vibes I had for this place. Now I have to contemplate some things 🤔 why would I want to do business here #todoornottodo#srilanka#wildlife#evil#torture#elephantorphanage the things people will do for a dollar I don’t see that working out though, these elephants were so scared they were shitting themselves out of fear from being stab by a sharp pointed knife and heavy metal chains wrapped around their necks while their masochistic trainers yelled and stabbed and pulled them. Disgusting thing to view #depressed I’m so disturbed how I can enjoy life after seeing that. I can’t. This ruined me. I don’t take pity on this. No degrees for injustice. #equalrightsforall#love#conquers#all#equal#rights#protect#nature#animals#awareness#elephants#animalrights
‘i dare you the courage to be all of who you are, all of the time’ #feministsdontwearpinkandotherlies#girlup
i’ve struggled with this topic of “feminism” for a while now. however, i’m finding that through reading i’m learning what it means to me. i’m also learning i can make my own definition, which is exactly what i plan on doing. #equalrightsforall
Global efforts are necessary to ensure that development plans provide equal opportunities to women, Supreme Council for Women secretary general Hala Al Ansari said yesterday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This will contribute to sustainability of economic growth and provide diversity for the sake of stable and prosperous communities, she said.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For more details read today's GDN or visit our website (link in bio)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America
By #langstonhughes .
Written in 1944.
The rights for equality may have been accomplished in America.
Still, many countries, many nations, many people wants equality!
Still, many people live in those cruel time.
So let there be equality every where!
Just equality, equality and equality!
We owe it to ourselves to speak up, and be heard and to have our needs and rights met.-- Nowhere is that more true than for Women of Color and Black women especially.⠀
It’s up to us to bridge the gap by speaking up and asking for what we deserve and also by speaking up for those around us who can’t always do so. Now, I’m not insinuating Black women don’t have the voices and the power to speak up for themselves. What I am calling your attention to is that fact that 1) women who speak up are perceived more negatively by men and women, AND 2) Black women who speak up are perceived and treated more harshly than white women.⠀
We’ve all heard the term 'angry Black woman' and it’s not used to simply describe someone’s mood, or validate the feelings of Black women who speak up. It’s used to dismiss the arguments made by WOC, and paint them as emotional and unreasonable.⠀
We need to speak up for ourselves. We need to speak up for others and together bridge the gaps that keep us apart.⠀
Stand for what you believe in. -- Speak for yourself, for a friend, for a women you love, or simply for a woman in your life. Together we are stronger, and we can create equal opportunities and fair treatment regardless of gender, race or any other defining difference.⠀
Link in bio for "The Black Women’s Pay Gap by the Numbers."