Don’t let this sweet happy cheeky face fool you! >>> Yesterday had to be one of the most TERRIFYING days of my life. >>> Hunter had woken up from his morning nap very distressed & agitated, which is unusual for him, as he literally is the happiest little kid around. NOTHING I did soothed him! >>> It was a little while later that suddenly out of the blue.. Hunter’s eyes began to flicker uncontrollably, his breathing then became sporadic, he then began to feel clammy & floppy. Just when I thought he was coming back to normal. His eyes proceeded to roll to the back of his head, this when he began to fall in & out of consciousness for quite sometime. My heart literally dropped to the pit of my stomach, I felt physically ill. >>> I sat there cradling Hunter shaking & crying profusely whilst trying to wake him, calling out his name, pinching his shoulder, flicking his cheeks! Anything to try wake him. But NOTHING was waking him. I called my brother to come collect my niece & within no time he was there. When he arrived I was on the phone to the ambulance & holding hunter, still shaking & crying.. barely holding it together. He took hunter & cared for him whilst I gathered myself & organised us for the hospital. >>> I can’t thank my brother enough for his help in that time. He helped calm me down in a time of crisis & watched over hunter so lovingly. >>> When the paramedics arrived Hunter was barely awake. They ran through with me what had happened & then proceeded to examine hunter. They suspected he had, had a seizure. He was breathing was still sporadic & his saturation’s were low. So they placed him on oxygen which perked him right up. >>> We arrived at the hospital & were ushered to the ED swiftly! We spent most of the day in ED whilst they ran through a range of tests, by late afternoon we were admitted. The doctors believe he had a seizure but it’s still unclear what triggered it. Hopefully we’ll receive some answers soon! >>> He’s back to his usual
Had fun exploring Ohio today while wearing the latest @nike N7 x @pendletonwm collection! This year marks the 10th year of existence of N7. For those unfamiliar with N7, the N7 Fund has raised over $7.5 million in grants to Native and Aboriginal youth organizations having reached 259 Native communities and organizations in its 10 years of commitment, inspiring wellness, movement, and unity through sport. I’m incredibly thankful to support and represent such an amazing organization that gives back so generously. Support Native youth today by shopping the N7 collection at the link in my bio. 📸: @gravitytrain #daretorise#untilweallwin#resilience#equality#diversity#inclusion#nike#n7fund#niken7#oneidanation
Today is International Day of People with Disability ❤️ . . The theme this year is - “THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE. We envisage a future where people can access a building without using stairs; where a person can access a ramp to the beach; or can get a job without fear of discrimination; or can access a mainstream classroom. . . Working towards an accessible future is everyone’s responsibility. With us, create a future which demands that people are not excluded because of their health impairments. Call out barriers wherever you see them, and work with us to overcome them. “ @idpwd_org . . Disability doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t see race, social class, gender or age. It is a fact of life for 1 in 5 of us, in Australia and in the United States. Yes, many of us will go through life never experiencing disability, but then we get old. And with age comes various access/adaptive needs. So why wouldn’t we all be working towards creating an accessible and truely inclusive future? . . My disability doesn’t ‘disable’ me, but living in a world where environmental and social barriers still exist for people with disability, certainly doesn’t help. . . A big part of why I share my life publicly, is to do my part in eliminating a social barrier where women like me are under represented and often overlooked when showing body diversity. My job is also to eliminate barriers for people with disability in participating in sport and finding work 😊 . . I’d love to hear what you are doing in your workplace/school etc. to eliminate barriers for people with disability? . . . . . 📷 @iskaphotography ❤️ #amputee#amputeegirl#idpwd2019#idpwd#disability#ability#access#inclusion#strongertogether#melbourne#melbournephotographer#streetfashion#shortshorts#iamadaptive#iweigh#effyourbeautystandards#modelsofdiversity#amputeelife#amputeemodel#diversity#empowered#nothingaboutuswithoutus#eliminatebarriers#showus#representation
The system is not broken. It was built this way and needs all of our awareness and action in order to change. “I got tired of hunting Black and Hispanic people because of arrest quotas,” one former officer, Christopher LaForce, said in his affidavit, explaining his decision to retire in 2015. In the affidavits, the officers said that different enforcement standards applied to different stations across Transit District 34, which spanned stations across South Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s Chinatown in Sunset Park; neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish communities; a corner of Flatbush that is home to many Caribbean immigrants; and the Russian enclave around Brighton Beach. “Tsachas would get angry if you tried to patrol subway stations in predominately white or Asian neighborhoods,” Mr. LaForce said in his affidavit. He added that the commander would redirect officers to stations in neighborhoods with larger black and Hispanic populations. Mr. Diaz, who retired from the Police Department last year, described in his affidavit how on one occasion then-Captain Tsachas seemed irritated at him for having stopped several Asian people for fare evasion and told him he should be “stopping more black and Hispanic people.” At the time, Officer Diaz said, he was assigned to the N Line, which passes through neighborhoods with large numbers of Chinese-Americans. He had arrested multiple residents of that neighborhoods for doubling up as they went through the turnstiles, according to his affidavit. Other officers described similar experiences. Some of the officers claimed in affidavits that Inspector Tsachas urged his officers to come up with reasons to stop black men, especially those with tattoos, and check them for warrants.”
Started reading @mr_gringles_magical_wheelchair available ONLINE at @barnesandnoble @amazon & @target Proceeds from the book sales will benefit @bigdreamscf which provides medical, financial, and emotional support for kids with disabilities around the world. It is important that children’s authors start including more characters with disabilities in their children’s books, as this book did. For more about the author go to http://www.nataliegonchar.com
#representationmatters — PERIOD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you find out the CEO of @JPMorgan & Chase Consumer Banking, @thasunda, looks like you.✨✊🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @thasunda is the 1st African American to hold the role. She was also recently appointed to serve on @Nike’s Board of Directors becoming the only African American female C-suite executive to serve on the board. She said of meeting the Harvard Debate Club @HarvardDCDP student, Chloe, “...she is an example of my WHY!!”
We must dare to invent the future - Thomas Sankara Thank you @newafricanmag for the honor. #thandohopa#photograpy#activist#activism#fashion#writer#diversity#inclusion#representaion#feminist#feminism#art#albinism#blackgirlmagic#iamenough#model#actress#southafrica#afro#kinkyhair#naturalhair#authenticity#thoughtleader#narratives#change#storyteller#body#representationmatters#africa
Dette opslag har taget nogle dage at ligge op. Skulle virkelig tage mod til mig. Af flere grunde som kommer her: 1. Jeg er ikke den mest slanke person. Jeg har ikke villet lave strikkeopskrifter til voksne blandt andet fordi jeg ikke er str s, men str. L/xl. Det vil sige at jeg strikker til mig selv i str xl og det er jo så det jeg skal vise frem. Så tænker jeg jo: synes folk det ser poset ud? Ligner det bare en kæmpe sæk, der er trukket ned over en blegfed krop? Er det overhovedet noget folk vil købe så? 2. Jeg ser flere smukke kvinder med min kropsbygning under kampagnen #smukistrik, som jeg i øvrigt er så glad for kører her på strikkeinsta (tak @skaberglaede 👏) Men er jeg smuk i strik? Er jeg i det hele taget smuk nok? Jeg har nu sat mig for at det kan jeg godt. Jeg kan godt vise mig selv, som jeg er på min profil. Jeg vil prøve ikke at vurdere mig selv efter hvor mange likes jeg får, eller om jeg mister følgere på det. Det gode er at mange af jer, der ligner mig, med det samme kan se hvordan det vil se ud på jer. Så mon ikke det også har sin berettigelse. Det håber jeg. ❤ Opskriften på sweateren er jeg ved at skrive ned og håber at den er færdig i løbet af vinteren. ____ This post has been a struggle for me to post. For several reasons: 1. I'm not the most slim person. I knit to myself in size xl. For that reason my pictures are with a sweater in that size. Is it at all something people want to buy then? Does it look nice? 2. I see several beautiful women with my physique during the #smukistrik campaign, which I am so happy about (thanks @skaperglaede 👏) But am I beautiful in knitwear? Am I pretty enough at all? Now I take the chance. I will try not to judge myself by how many likes I get or if I lose followers on it ❤ ________________________________________________ #sanastrik#nielsweatermysize#smukistrik#knitwear#plussize#knitting#strik#filcolana#allwomenarebeautiful#diversity
✨Our stomachs were in knots. Our palms were clammy, and our hearts were beating faster than they ever had before. ✨ ✨ ✨This was the moment 4 years ago today that we were able to bring our tiny preemie home. She was smaller than a baby doll and more fragile than anything we had ever held. ✨ ✨ ✨This was the moment our lives changed forever. All of a sudden life’s fog lifted and everything around us became clearer. ✨ ✨ ✨This was the moment we were born to have- The moment we became Daddy and Papa.
“Je n’ai qu’une passion, celle de la lumière, au nom de l’humanité qui a tant souffert et qui a droit au bonheur. Ma protestation enflammée n’est que le cri de mon âme. “ ————- "I have but one passion, that of light, in the name of humanity that has suffered so much and who has the right to happiness. My protest engulfed by fire is only the cry of my soul. " These are the words spoken by Emile Zola, denouncing injustice in the face. In his article : j’accuse..! We will no longer let the world silence us. This time our voices will be heard.
There is no good and bad in following this or that belief. Every culture carries an integrated pattern of knowledge... Your perspective and reasoning of what you see and integrate is what makes it good or bad. #weareallone 🌎 Não existe bom e mau ao seguir esta ou aquela crença. Toda cultura carrega um padrão de conhecimento integrado. Sua perspectiva e razão do que vê e integra é o que a torna boa ou má. #somostodosum#dubai#culturalexperience#diversity
Gabrielle Union was let go from NBC's America's Got Talent after she spoke up about toxic behavior in the workplace. @gabunion - you are not alone. We support you because we’ve been there. Women across industry nationwide continue to be silenced or pushed out when they advocate for change. Inclusive culture at work is not an option. It's an imperative. . Tweet via @thecoreyrichardson . . #diversity#inclusion#womeninwork#womeninbusiness
Yep, there is a name for that thing you’ve seen and experienced a million times. It’s called “Sealioning”. The name comes from a comic called “Wondermark” by David Malki. A quick google search will bring it right up. While there are a plethora of strategies you can use to address this behavior, the simplest and most effective is the good ole “Don’t feed the trolls” strategy. In other words, don’t engage. Engagement beyond that risks giving Sealions what they want most: your time, energy and attention. #diversity#diversityandinclusion#socialjustice#socialjusticeeducation