I was recently listening to one of my fave podcasts (The High Low by @dollyalderton and @pandorasykes, FYI), and they were chatting to Australian comic @hannah_gadsby about how women tend to be championed to a certain degree, but are also beaten down when deemed too successful. This is something all too familiar for women in politics, which is why for International Women’s Day earlier this year, I wanted to gift a special something for my local MP @chionwurahmp to remind her how amazing she is, especially for holding her own in a privileged white male dominated environment 💪🙌 the message behind the design? A northern star, in the colour of @labourparty and using genuine Swarovski as a nod to her role as Minister for Industrial Strategy, Design and Innovation 🌟🌹💎💫✨
Who you are and what you stand for, unapologetically, is how you serve others. And part of being able to serve others is to begin by serving yourself - with love, dignity, hard-fought-for value and pure worthiness. That’s what being totally unapologetic is all about. Thanks @gabbybernstein for this beauty. 💗
National Disability Voter Registration Week!
NTI reminds you to register to vote!
Election season is just around the corner. Individuals with disabilities and their family members account for over 62 million American votes! Too often, the disability community feels marginalized, left-out, and generally misunderstood. Getting out and voting for candidates who align themselves with the values of the disability community expresses your voice.
Teal Sherer, actress, producer and disability advocate, made moving commercial depicting the struggles of individuals with disabilities through the voting process for Liberty Mutual. View the video and grasp the importance of getting out to vote at bit.ly/RegisterToVoteWithTeal.
Not only has Teal created the commercial stressing the importance of voting, but has a new message for individuals with disabilities nationwide. Teal has recently partnered with NTI on Public Service Announcements to spread awareness of the job-services for those on SSI and SSDI. NTI will be releasing these messages along with the launch of our new accessible website. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, register to vote at www.usa.gov/register-to-vote or if you would like to register for NTI's job-services for individuals with disabilities, visit bit.ly/RegisterForNTIDuringVoterWeek.
I've been using a lot of vibrant colours this year. What do you guys think? Love it or hate it? 😂 this one is from the graveyard. I was trying out a different colour palette for my International Women's Day illustration. It didn't really work but I still kinda love it!
This is probably the cake I’m most proud of! 😊🎂 I made it for International Women’s Day, in case you didn’t already guess. A bit far away as of now but I wanted to share a story about this cake!
The people who ordered this cake threw an annual IWD celebration every year, and had been ordering the celebratory cake from Thriftys for 10 years! Every other year, they had the head cake decorator make these cakes, but she happened to be on maternity leave that year. My coworkers decided it would be best if I made it instead! I was very excited/nervous because I knew it was a big deal but they were confident in me 💕
The cake turned out better than I could have expected, and a few days later I even got a personal letter with printed photos of the cake! The people who threw the event said it was the best and most beautiful cake they’d seen in their 10 years of ordering cakes. I’m so happy to have made such a beautiful cake for a beautiful holiday! Sweetness all around 💞🎂🍰 #cakedecorator#cakedecorating#cake#cakes#instacake#cakestagram#internationalwomensday#iwd#cakeorder#beautiful#art#cakeart#airbrush
Вы все боитесь.
Боитесь красить волосы, Боитесь сказать своим родителям, что хотите поступить на модельера, а не врача.
Боитесь знакомиться, боитесь улыбаться без повода, боитесь спрашивать дорогу и советы, боитесь читать "немодные" книги, боитесь признаться в любви, боитесь выбрать неудачный фильтр для фото, боитесь делать фото, боитесь,боитесь, боитесь.
И это ужасно!
Вспомни,что цель жизни - прожить ее так, как ты хочешь. "Чтобы не было мучительно больно за бесцельно прожитые дни"
Перестань думать о том, что ты должен. Помни, что это твое тело, твои волосы, твой стиль, твои действия, твой выбор и твоя ЖИЗНЬ в конце концов. И никого не должно тревожить то, что ты читаешь перед сном, слушаешь в наушниках, когда едешь домой, где планируешь жить через 10 лет и планируешь ли вообще. Носи ужасные кашемировые свитера, забавные очки, рваные джинсы или короткие юбки. Рисуй, даже если твои творения не похожи на картины, выставленные в Эрмитаже. Пой, даже если не имеешь вокального дара.
Слушай свое сердце и только его. Живи.