@glamrou writes in @the.independent:
Like in the meme, I’ve found myself sat next to women in burkas when travelling around London in drag, and here are the comments I’ve received about “my kind”: “I love your nail polish.” “Where can I come see you perform?” “You look beautiful habibi, can I follow you on Instagram?” “My husband would find you sexy.” Hardly the threats to my freedom populist rhetoric would have you believe.
I don’t mean to pretend that homophobia doesn’t occur in pockets of the Middle East – though it exists all over the world – but it’s absurd to homogenise all Arab identities as regressive. For instance, a lot of what I’ve learned about drag performing has come from my Middle Eastern upbringing. For instance, the familial collectivity of Iraqi Culture has informed the way I look after my drag family; the emotional quality to Arab culture is where my love of performance comes from, and the constant open-door generosity of Egyptian society – no matter your financial status – is at the route of my queer politics.
I learn and improve on every trip. What I’ve leaned on this trip is that alcohol brings people together. It makes of all ages, races, religions,
Political affiliations, etc. become fast friends and forget any differences. Going forward, cocktails will be served throughout all of my diversity training sessions. 😂😂#diversity#diversitytrainer#inclusion#randib#toughconversations#inclusivity
Couple things going on here.
1. At long last, my FIL, who, along with Jon build the structure we’re standing in, is working out. He’s an avid golfer and I’m sharing my love for @crossoversymmetry as it applies to sport and life.
2. I was surprised at how big my back looked. Then, I wasn’t, I’ve been working hard at strengthening my back for months now, my bras don’t fit and my shirts fit differently/poorly/notatall so, not really sure why seeing a bigger back came as a surprise.🤷🏻♀️. There’s a time and a place for bulkiness and mine is for competition. If I was training for everyday life I wouldn’t want my upper back quite so developed and would train accordingly.
Here’s to trying new things and training towards your own goals.🎉👊🏻💪🏼 #powerliftingwomen#coach#fil#golf#mastersathlete#mastersdivision#strengthforall#gymtherapy#upliftandliftheavy#strengthuseddaily#inclusion#dowork#trainforsport#trainforlife
Project CACA organised a Sensitisation workshop on Child sexual abuse and Awareness workshop on POCSO Act, 2012 and JJ Act with Teachers of Zainabia English Medium School, Baramati on Saturday, 7th June 2018.
The workshop saw an active participation of 40+ teachers and the school Principal
Look what happens when @castrofoto and I go to Cali together! So happy to be invited to direct a chapter of The Grey Area. Thanks @ericmaxshapiro, @blamethewriter & the cast/crew! #thegreyarea#director#diversity#inclusion
Had a wonderful time speaking at and attending my first Eat for Equity event! Four chefs of different cultural backgrounds created an amazing feast- Egyptian mezze, Southern hot tomales & braised oxtail, and Brazilian brigaderos. Thanks to @eatforequity for supporting @centerforvictimsoftorture with such a great event. #welcometable#inclusion#community
Just 10 days until #GivingTuesday .
Here are some ideas on how you can get involved.
1 - Volunteer: organize a your friends, staff and neighbors to help out for a few hours at your favorite local non-profit. (We recommend Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center. 😁)
2 - Donate pro bono hours to help charities in need of your skills.
3- Organize a donation drive for people to donate goods, clothing and other items to those in need. .
Enjoy these pictures from my 1st Yachad nutrition and cooking class of this year! We had so much fun reviewing the different food groups and then making rainbow skewers! I discussed the concept of creating a balanced plate using protein, healthy, fat, fiber, carbohydrates and of course -eating the rainbow! Everyone helped to prepare all the ingredients and then enjoyed choosing their favorite items for their own skewer. For protein, we had 2 types of cubed cheese, for healthy fat we had olives and of course a rainbow of vegetables: tomatoes, multi color peppers, cucumber, broccoli, purple onion and purple grapes. I’m looking forward to our next class and to seeing you all on December 1st at 8:00pm at Congregation Keter Torah at Yachad NJ’s Gala Melava Malka!
ELIMINEMOS LAS BARRERAS: la discapacidad está en la sociedad.❌ Para que las personas con discapacidad puedan disfrutar de sus derechos 💯en plenitud y no a medias, tenemos la obligación de igualar 🌐el terreno para ellos en lo jurídico, en lo político y lo social. 🔻Si no lo hacemos, nos seguiremos privando de su talento🕺🏻y de sus aportaciones, pero sobre todo, seguiremos fallando en nuestra obligación de garantizar 💗para todas las personas una vida digna, respeto por las diferencias, y libertad para decidir lo que para 🌈cada quien representa la felicidad en su vida.
Video completo : el pretexto perfecto para vivir una meta- Enrique Guajardo.
One year ago today me, @aamanda_n and @davidjanove launched our very first episode of @deadline’s #NewHollywoodPodcast with @therealsinquawalls and now, 42 episodes in, it is one of the most listened to podcasts on our site! So proud of it and so happy to work with a great co-host and producer on a podcast that puts the spotlight on underrepresented voices in the industry. Thanks to all of our guests (who I have attempted to tag in this photo!) Listen to all the eps via link in bio! #RepresentationMatters#Diversity#Inclusion#Hollywood#Entertainment#Film#TV#POC#LGBTQ#Women#Resist 👏🏾🙌🏾✊🏾
We had a great and collaborative discussion with Tim Williams in our writers’ room yesterday. It’s discussions like this that will lay the groundwork for the next exciting iteration of our Diversity & Inclusion Initiative!
Sight is a beautiful thing and given all I know about it since losing mine, I'll never fully understand this amazing gift. Since I was born with sight and later lost it, I can look directly at you, however, I am not ‘seeing’ you. Depending on a number of factors like lighting for example, what I can ‘see’ is a shape of a person and some clothing color. I cannot see your face or facial expressions. If you’re across a room I don’t know who you are unless you tell me. For another person, what they ‘see’ or cannot ‘see’ even if we have the same condition will be different.
As for living with blindness, it’s not what one might expect. There are so many ways to experience a beautiful and fulfilling life, having eyesight is only one.
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Sara Minkara, founder and CEO of ETI, spoke at the Entrepreneurs of All Kinds panel at @babsoncollege This year theme is "Future Forward" aiming to inspire and educate aspiring entrepreneurs about how to build a better tomorrow. Sara is one of the impactful entrepreneurs who transformed her unwavering passion for empowering persons with disabilities and to develop a more inclusive society. #FutureForward