Senang banget dikenalin teman2 baru oleh @tussyhapsary . Bicara soal gender equality, sebuah project dr UN dengan ambassador @hannahalrashid . Ngobrol seru juga dgn @nadinealexandradewi . Thanks girls for a quick open mind and inspiring conversation. #inspiringwomen#genderequality#speakup
What would you do if you lost your child to an eating disorder? I can tell you what the Speir family did, they started a NEDA Walk in their hometown of Delaware to honor the memory of their son. Joe was just 26-years old when he lost his battle to in 2014. His family has made it their mission to raise awareness and one day start a center in Delaware in his memory.
While I cannot fathom the pain of losing a child, I know the pain and hopelessness one feels in the grip of an ED. So when Deanna, Joe's mom, asked me to be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual walk today, I could not say YES fast enough.
I know God has a purpose for me and I know I'm living His purpose by sharing my voice. I vowed years ago to pay it forward and that simple vow to help one person has now become my life's mission. No one should have to suffer in shame and silence like I did and no one should have to bury their child.
But my voice is no different than the 30 million other individuals who are silently suffering from this illness. Equal access to care is essential because there is no face to an eating disorder...male, female, rich, poor, white, black, gay, straight...ED knows no bounds. But not everyone has the ability to seek help because of the high price tag that insurance often does not cover. Everyone deserves treatment because this is a TREATABLE illness. Recovery IS possible. I am living proof. And so are many many others.
Don't put your head down, stand up and let your voice be heard and BE THE CHANGE.
There is no shame in mental illness. Your voice matters. You matter. Speak up. Speak out.
Today I speak for Joe. Won't you join me? .
this past week i was fortunate enough to attend a fundraiser with @shannon.mairead for a short film called believe her. believe her intends to shed light on sexual assault by telling their story through the POV of a victim who decides not to report. visit believeherfilm.com to learn more and pledge to shape opinions, create empathy and inspire action #ad#butalsoimportant
HOMETOWN BOOK POP-UPS: AUGUSTA, ME
The Maine Workers' Mural that was removed from the state capital because a Republican governor thought it represented socialist/communist ideas.
The 1st panel represents Child Labor when children as young as 8 years old worked in factories as recently as 100 years ago.
The 2nd mural represents Women Textile Workers holding white handkerchiefs as a symbol of the impure air conditions created from lint.
Other panels depict the enactment of The Secret Ballot to protect workers from intimidation from employers and the 1937 Shoe Strike when workers walked out of shoe mills seeking fair wages and shorter hours. Despite federal laws legalizing the right to organize workers were beaten and jailed for marching and speaking up.
Don't think this can't happen again. #payattention#resist#workersrights#speakup#historymatters#murals#publicart#visitamuseum
If something is not right, SPEAK UP LADIES! #speakup