Last night 🥂🎭✨ @danyruiz @mark.a.sanchez
Gracias a Todos por acompañarnos anoche a nuestro estreno!! Si se la perdieron recuerden que tienen hasta el 5 de agosto para ir a ver esta producción que lo hará sentir tan bonito! Si quieren ir esta noche compren sus boletos! El enlace está en mi muro!!!! .
Se la van a pasar muy bien!! @ryoubringingsomthngfrommexico .
Nos Vemos Esta Noche! Que Emoción!!🎭🎭🎭
Fantastic day at The Tarner Festival today. Tarner.org are a brilliant organisation and it was a pleasure working with them today. A great community. So much going on in a tiny space... Upbeat presenters, MC’s, Audioactive running the stage and grassroots talent.
Rag and bone man also turned up as a patron of Audioactive, inspiring lots of people. Skate ramps, grafitti murals, early years stuff and we ran an upcycling workshop where people could design their own t-shirt.
Some very talented kids got involved and their parents also got into it which was brilliant to see. Happy days. Thanks to Tarner.org
My mom was a larger-than-life Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx. She was funny and loud and wouldn’t think twice about entering a room dancing, filling that room with her presence. She would frequently chat up strangers and get them to open up to her. She had the gift of creating both light and depth in her interactions. She would fight fiercely for you even before really getting to know you. She was also morbidly obese. Growing up, I have distinct memories of cringing. Being embarrassed of her largeness and how easily she unapologetically took up space both physically and energetically. I trained myself to shrink down, be quiet, soft, and subtle in opposition to who she was as a person. I’m mourning those choices today. I want to invite her expansive qualities back into my life. I want to learn to be comfortable with my voice and power and presence. I want to thank her for living out loud in those moments. Because later in life she just stopped... She always battled depression and it came in waves. Seasons of lethargy and sadness would descend on the house out of the blue and she would energetically disappear. As she got older and more physically sick, that became her life and she stopped living. I wish I could go back and tell her to not give up. To seek better health (so we could have more time together here on earth) but to also keep embracing her energetic fullness. To ignore messages that told her she was too much for this life. She wasn’t too much. Neither are you and neither am I. 🌷
Dear @maxx.lou.had when an Instagram notification comes on the screen while you’re filming my pushups please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIPE IT AWAY!!! It could result in you stopping the recording😫🤭😏... OVER TWO YEARS OF PUSH-UPS... In that time the average number of veteran and serving suicides has gone down from 22 per day to 20 per day... Still 20 too many... But we are making a difference... THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND YOUR CONTINUED HELP IN RAISING AWARENESS!!!
Day 754 of #22pushupchallenge 👍💪 and Day 655 of #30forstrongminds 👊💪 Helping to raise awareness of #ptsd related #suicide and #mentalhealthissues in our #exservicemen and #veterans and in the wider #community Also, suicide is the biggest #killer of men under the age of 50 in the #uk AND 75% of all suicides go #undiagnosed There were 4820 suicides in the U.K. last year alone!!! THIS CANNOT CONTINUE!!! #letscheckonafriend#itsoktotalk#project84
Please text "PTSD22" to 70004 to donate £5 to @combatstress to help veterans with mental health issues in the U.K.
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2018-2019 is going to be an amazing year as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We founded MCHA July 1998 with the vision of providing the best Fully Implemented Montessori Program to families in Calgary. We had our vision but the journey has been so much more as we didn't anticipate such a wonderful MCHA community to form, the superior staff that would come through our doors, the support from parents and the new daily journey that we go on with the children. The thousands of children that we have been blessed to meet over the years have surprised us, amazed us and humbled us along the way.
Thank you Calgary, parents, team members, families and the children for being part of our 20 year journey, our hearts are overflowing.
We adore this gorgeous book about families and have spent many hours poring over the amazingly detailed illustrations.
The lovely rhyme explores the concept of family, showing how they are there for each other in good times and bad. You see daytime routines, hospital visits, holidays, little household disasters and most importantly, love.
The beauty of the book is that the illustrations show ten different families going through all of the above. Each family is different but the book helps children see that although their family may not look like the same as somebody else’s, the experiences they go through and the love that they feel are all essentially the same.
The book shows white families, families of colour, mixed race families, LGBT families, a single parent family, a family with a disabled child and a family with grandparents as primary carers. Most children should see themselves represented here, which is something I love to see in a book.
Buy it now: https://amzn.to/2uTWWe6
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We made pancakes this morning! Can you believe how cute these two are? Did you know that Matt is the third, legal parent of our toddler by way Oregon's rather open second parent adoption procedures? Do you know how many dads stay in the picture or stay at home with their kids? Much less when others try to tell them that they are technically not the dad and encourage them to abandon their family for something "easier" or more socially acceptable? Do you know that we decided to raise Ember with a commitment to gender autonomy and smashing the gender binary just right before you (legally, in the state of Oregon) could even put an X on a birth certificate? I've been feeling the fragility surrounding our legal status as a family to stay together through a few different lenses. If you stay out of politics, that must be a huge privilege for you, but our survival depends on what is going on in politics. One of the parents in our family is a first generation, Mexican American and is worried about being stripped of their citizenship considering that indigenous and Latin Americans are currently being held in concentration camps. The US stripping oppressed people of citizenship has happened in the past. There are people trying to pass laws in this country to make it illegal for gay people to adopt. If you're not willing to fight for what you have or the basic rights of individuals in your communities, peoples' lives are truly precious and can be torn asunder faster than you can say, "We're considering fleeing to another country..." #theybies#genocide#abolishICE#polyamourousfamily#nonmonogamy#relationshipanarchy#racism#families