Bad habits are good to break! I carry this cup with me all the time now. It means that I can enjoy the odd cup of tea or coffee at work without adding to the rubbish mountains. Worldwide, most take-away cups are not being recycled. Millions and gazillions of 'em...
We'd like to say a special thank you to Jen at @fidoodle. Fidoodle make children's toys from natural and sustainable materials, and Jen has kindly offered to support us by donating 10% of Fidoodle's profits to The Flying Seagull Project!⠀
We love this way of sharing the gift of play with vulnerable and marginalised children. Play is our universal language, and all children should have a right to express themselves this way. Thank you for standing with us, Fidoodle!⠀
#repost #makeart #notforprofit #giveback #artistsforchange #humanrights #refugees #happinessmatters
A true privilege to call @taijiterasaki one of my dearest friends, collaborators and trailblazing creatives. The thing I value most about our friendship is we always encourage each other to ideate and dream gigantic - whether in art, business or community change. Very excited for the launch of his new initiative, @terasakiconservancy and his ongoing commitment to art as a vehicle for impactful change. Congrats on the closing of “Generations of Immigrants” and mahalo piha to the inspiring panelists who shared with us last night their stories and experiences with warmth, honesty and vulnerability. Have not been so moved by a panel in a very long time. #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #artistsforchange #remembertovote #artactivism #terasakiconservancy
It makes sense to me that the mother/daughter relationship ties in with women being there for other women; empowering each other. Supporting each other through triumphs and through heartbreak; sincerely seeking to understand, instead of being quick to assume.
So when a woman is hateful, dismissive, or petty (especially if she’s close to my bio mother’s age), my reaction is hardly ever anger, but sadness & disappointment.
It took years to finally realize that a huge part of this emotional response is because I grew up without my first/natural mother.
We missed out on being able to have each other; on being able to empower one another.
These situations trigger my mother loss & adoptee trauma, as well as the trauma of losing her a second time.💔
Knowing this, however, is EMPOWERING in and of itself - and I’m grateful for yet more growth & wisdom along my journey.
No one is perfect, but being aware of & understanding our own feelings & behavior helps a ton.
To the incredibly amazing ladies in my life who choose to care & understand — thank you!!! I appreciate you that much more, and I’ll always be here to empower you, too.😘♥️
#womanempowerment #motherloss #motherbabyseparation #grief #trauma #primalwound #loss #adoptee #adoption #adoptionstory #universalstory #ourstory #justlisten #truthheals #outofthefog #flipthescript #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #emotionalintelligence #newmusic #singersongwriter #recordingartist #musician #composer #artistsforchange #fereraswan
Hanging with American playwright and Librettist @olejniczak.alan pondering how the fk we all got into this climate mess, and how artists can help and urgently inform those who will be most affected by climate disruption: developing countries, and people in low socio-economic areas. It ain't gonna be us middle-class White folks perched up on-high who will feel the impact. We all need to use our skills to help those most in need - however micro the contribution. Thanks to @climatereality and @algore for the incredible training and tools to go forth and create💪🌏 I'm styled up and all grown up thanks to @theearthstylist and the sustainable Aussie @cueclothingco Alan just always looks good💁🏻