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🇬🇧“That's the thing about magic; you've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.”
—Charles de Lint
It’s midnight here, I’m so tired I want to cry 😭 I’ve been on the road non-stop for the last 2months, the last few weeks have been so intense I barely had time to breath, my brain is constantly fried, I get to bed completely drained every single day. But I’m happy to feel this way, I’m so grateful for everything I’m living, for all the projects I get to work on, for all the magic I get to witness, this planet and it’s people are just something I’ll never stop being awed by.
So please bare with me, I’ll keep being m.i.a until I get to Europe and then I’ll get back to posting regularly. Thanks to all of you who are sticking around even if I post so little and I’m so sorry I haven’t answer your messages yet, I promise I’ll get back to you as soon as I get my brain back 🙏🏻 for now much love 💛
P.s. also, since I’m not posting often now I’m even more invisible on ig, while the frauds keep growing...fucking frustrating is not enough to express how this ig unfairness makes me feel 😔
E’ mezzanotte qui, sono sdraiata a letto, esausta da un altra giornata di riprese, sono talmente stanca che mi viene da piangere 😭 sono per strada da2 mesi, le ultime settimane sono state intensissime, il mio cervello e’ costantemente fritto, arrivo in stanza completamente sdrenata ogni sera MA sono felce di sentirmi così, e’ un tipo di stanchezza buono; sono infinitamente grata per tutto quello che sto vivendo, per i progetti a cui ho il privilegio di partecipare, per tutta la magia di cui posso essere testimone, vale tutta la pena essere stanchi morti! Continuero’ a essere un po’ assente fino a quando rientrerò in Europa e poi ritorno operativa promesso! Per tutti quelli che rimangono qui anche se non posto quasi più, grazie e scusatemi se non sono ancora riuscita a rispondere ai vostri messaggi, commenti etc, prometto di rispondere a tutti appena mi ritorna il cervello 🙏🏻 per ora tanto love a tutti 😘
P.s e mentre io divento sempre più invisibile perché posto poco i truffatori continuano ad avanzare e crescere indisturbati
OK Women.... So I'm just back from a fabulous training day with Irish Aid/Unicef/global citizenship💚 ☘️ and here are a couple of Truths you might be unaware of.......🌍 1. 🌍The top factor in terms of dealing with our massive climate change issues is equalising the treatment of genders specifically Women and girls..... Globally. This was a big surprise to me.( It is an issue I am passionate about and essentially V is a conscious enterprise with this very issue at her heart but another time to elaborate on that 💚✌️🌈) " gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us". 2. Meat is not good..... for so many reasons. Knew this one. Eat less meat.....Even reducing to Twice a week can make an impact.
I have not gone into much detail here. Not really the forum but Unicef are a goldmine of info. Global goal no. 5 is gender equality.
Also check out Paul Hawken.... DRAWING DOWN........ (you tube or book..... Gorgeous legend. He will fill you in on Why gender equality is really such a no brained 💚🌍✌️) Hope you are all having a weekend full of giggles, love and sweetness 🌹x
Balance is it and if it's not balanced it doesn't work properly 😘🌈⚖️ Happy Equinox all 💚💚💚 #pleaserespectus#pleaserespectthem#genderequality#empoweringwomen#empowerwomen#unicef#equality#equalrights#equalpay#fairness#openness#takeaction#socialactivism#cows#burps#disaster#seaweed#figureitout
Mwah lovelies 💋💋💋
Dating as a woman means entering every date knowing at the back of your mind the statistics about abuse and fearing that could be you, maybe be you again.
So what can we look out for? What red flags can you try to spot early on? ❎‼️
Here are mine, please share yours below!
Note, this is in no way about victim blaming, the opposite, it sucks that we live in a world full of predators that women have to think about protecting ourselves against while doing something that should be fun like dating but that is our current reality. Also these tips can definitely apply to LBG+ relationships or men dating women, they are just aims at hetero women for obvious reasons. -
1) They can't take no for an answer and are constantly testing your boundaries. If they don't respect your boundaries in public, they won't respect them later.
2) They are jealous or possessive even in a jokey way.
3) They call their exes "crazy" or "liars".
4) Everything is about them. When you try and discuss a concern with them, it's all about how you are upsetting them rather than them listening to you.
5) They get angry or upset at you over small things.
6) They make insensitive comments or jokes about you or other people.
7) They move too fast, faster than you are comfortable with, they "love bomb" you.
8) You find yourself always apologising or filtering yourself so they won't get upset or angry.
9) Your trusted friends/family don't like him. Extra points if he trys to stop you from seeing those people.
10) Your gut is telling you something isn't right.
The last one is the big one, women are socialised to give men a chance, to think we can love them better, that we can change them but always listen to your gut and put your safety first. You don't owe anyone a relationship. 💕
Despite all these tips, abusers are master manipulers, clever switched on women find themselves in horrible situations everyday. Watch out for the women around you, be their escape plan. ♀️🗝️
It was Peace Day yesterday and made me think of the Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Oslo🇳🇴
This is Malala Yousafzai school uniform that she wore on the day she was shot.
Her hijab isn’t patterned, it’s blood stained.
Education, especially the education of women and girls, is powerful.
Those who rule through violence wouldn’t waste their bullets on stopping education and educators if there was nothing to fear and it didn’t empower people.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of education if you live in a country where it’s free and prevalent to the point of sometimes being an expensive, bureaucratic burden.
Education is just below food, water and shelter in terms of things that can serve as a massive change agent, and way for people to improve their lives and end violence.
We should remember how lucky we are to have never been within it it.
Men are 97% of combat fatalities.
Men pay 97% of Alimony
Men make 94% of work suicides.
Men make up 93% of work fatalities.
Men make up 81% of all war deaths.
Men lose custody in 84% of divorces.
80% of all suicides are men.
77% of homicide victims are men.
89% of men will be the victim of at least one violent crime.
Men are over twice as victimised by strangers as women.
Men are 165% more likely to be convicted than women.
Men get 63% longer sentences than women for the same crime.
Court bias against men is at least 6 times bigger than racial bias.
Males are discriminated against in school and University.
Boys face vastly more corporal punishment than girls.
60-80% of the homeless are men.
Women's Cancers receive 15 times more funding than men's
At least 10% of fathers are victims of paternity fraud. SOURCE - LINK IN BIO ☝🏽 #EQUALITY#GENDEREQUALITY#MYVOICEMYCHOICE
The time for princesses is over! Stop enforcing behavior patterns on your girls just to get approval from society. Give girls confidence and empowerment and encourage them to speak up. There is so much talent and potential to be set free. It’s time to bury medieval perceptions about what a girl can do and what not! Let girls rise and shine and watch the magic unfolding! 💪🏻
Yesterday, Canada and the European Union made history by co-hosting Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (WFMM) in Montréal. The meeting continues today and is co-hosted by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the European Commission. This meeting is a historic opportunity to advance global peace, security and prosperity by bringing together the world’s Women Foreign Ministers. While in Montréal, the ministers will discuss a range of issues, including international security, feminist foreign policy, reinforcing democracy, diversity and inclusion, as well as combatting sexual and gender-based violence and defending women’s rights activists. .
Hier, le Canada et l’Union européenne ont marqué l’histoire en organisant conjointement la réunion des femmes ministres des Affaires étrangères à Montréal. La réunion, coprésidée par Chrystia Freeland, ministre des Affaires étrangères du Canada, et Federica Mogherini, la haute représentante de l’Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité, et vice-présidente de la Commission européenne se poursuit aujourd'hui. Cette réunion représente une occasion historique de faire progresser la paix, la sécurité et la prospérité mondiales en réunissant des femmes ministres des Affaires étrangères du monde entier. Pendant leur séjour à Montréal, les ministres discuteront d’un éventail de questions qui porteront entre autres sur la sécurité internationale, la politique étrangère féministe, le renforcement de la démocratie, la diversité et l’inclusion, la lutte contre la violence sexuelle et fondée sur le genre, ainsi que la défense des activistes qui militent pour les droits des femmes.
I’m so sorry! Oops, sorry. My bad! Sorry! I vote we have an apology free weekend! ⠀
How many times did you apologise this week? The average person apologises 8 Times a day, almost 3000 Times a year. My question is, how many Times was it warranted? ⠀
Is it actually offensive if you ask someone to do their job? Do you need to apologise if you hail down a waiter to ask for the bill? ⠀
This month I’ve been trying to reduce my apologising in work & personal life. ⠀
I’ve started using “thanks for your patience” in emails instead of “sorry” or “my apologies”. ⠀
Love to know your tips - let us know below! ⠀
Epic 📸 via @bykellymalka 🙌🏽
Sarah Abu Shawish (sha-weesh) [@Abushawish7], of Amman, Jordan, is using her love for sports to challenge commonly-held gender stereotypes throughout Arab society and help her country progress toward gender equality. #womensrights#genderequality @crossfit_stonehill .
Check out the full video @ bit.ly/raisingbar [Link in profile]
To get some context, I watched this episode of Dr. Phil. In a nutshell, this boy was dealing with an abusive girlfriend and he hit her because she attacked him. Dr. Phil’s argument was that he should have ran away when he was trying to hit her and not fight back. Frankly, I COMPLETELY disagree. As a feminist, I believe that if a woman hits you and is beating the crap out of you, you should do whatever it takes to defend yourself. Ideally, you shouldn’t be hitting anyone, but let’s stop with the idea that girls are completely weak and dainty. I’ve been attacked by a girl before and I wish I had hit her in self defense (I’m female but still, you get my point). Abuse happens to both genders and anyone who denies that is sexist.
God, I love Saturdays ❤️ almost as much as I love my camo jacket.. I never take it off. Ever. A few of you have been asking if we’ll be restocking them and I can reveal that a brand new style will be dropping next month. Same jacket. New prints. In the meantime our totes are a good buy 👍🏼