#TBT to when I shared my story of creating change in my life at an International Women's Day event emceed by @nafeesakarim. What I learned from looking over the last few years is that change is pretty much a constant. There are always opportunities to grow and learn. And, just as important are the moments we set aside to reflect on who we are and what matters most.
Do you feel like you are in a 'forge ahead' period in your life, or a more introspective time?
A little brain food to start the week. Learning is an ongoing experience that excites me. Education is vital in helping to break down boundaries and drive understanding of others and what's going on in the world. Kept this report from the March #IWD2017#ILOGallupWomen event. #theglobalgiver#travelblogger
Current woman crush everyday goes to new mom Amanda Seyfried (@mingey) - who is your pick? 🖤
Amanda has been vocal about fighting for gender equality and let her dress do the talking at the @showtime @twinpeaks premiere this weekend in Los Angeles, California. | May 20, 2017 | 📷: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic | #GettyEntertainment
👸✨❤️Electrifying energy, motivational powerhouse and babe of intentional living. 💎This is what instantly comes to mind when I think of my fellow 90s baby and this week's WEDNESDAY WONDERWOMAN @dimitye . 😘 I thought it was time shine light on some of our #bossbabe millennials with wisdom age. ✌🏻Dimi is one such person. 💥A millennial making a difference to her own lives and that of others...living a freedom lifestyle and passionate about a life by design not bound by the drudgery of 9-5. Like me Dimity know's the secret recipe to such living....and I adore her even more as she is a Blue Mountains baby too #mountaingoatsrepresent . 🍃A shared outlook on learning, positivity and a passion for LIVING your best life+ being your best you reconnected us from across Aus. 😬
I spoke to her about what it means to be a strong woman in her 20s today.🌏 When I spoke to Dimi via video chat we discussed so much. I want to focus today on the brilliant words of advice she has to other millennials and humans of all ages about leaving the #dreamlife .
Q. To you, what're the most important characteristics of a strong, independent woman?
🌱💪🏻💎 "the world truly is your oyster. You just have to be the most focussed, the most passionate...most dedicated to whatever path serves you. The only way you can ever is and be truly successful is if you NEVER truly give up...never let the naysayers bring you down. Surround yourself with strong and likeminded humans that don't drag you down. Be determined, passionate and of service to the world"
Q. How did you find this inner strength and power (at this rocking young age)? 🌱💪🏻💎 " A year ago I needed a full mind. body soul transformation. I had all this energy but didn't know what to do with it. The biggest journey over the year has been creating a life that TRULY does life me up and excite me everyday when I wake up. That excites other and can serve the world banding with other young millennials. To design a life around your passions"
Q. Who have been your biggest role models? 🌱💪🏻💎 "My mum for her constant support and never giving up on me. Natalie Cook....👏🏻 #iwd2017 see post TWO for more Dimity Magic
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Repost from @blackstarfest
・・・#Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, she has a new book out called "Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions." The book is an expanded version of a Facebook post that she wrote last year to a friend who asked her for some parental advice on how to raise her daughter to be a feminist. The advice in the book boils down to, "be careful with language (never say “because you are a girl”), avoid gendered toys, encourage reading, don’t treat marriage as an achievement, reject likability." In the book she says, "By the time we are older, it's much more difficult to unlearn things that we've learned, which is why there are so many women who — even though ideas of gender are bad for them, stifle them — they kind of still go along with it because that's what they know. If we start early to start to challenge it, push back, then, you know, a woman is more likely, when she is an adult, to have those tools to say, "You know, in the end I'm going to live the life I want to live."
Sources: @guardian @npr #af3irmdmv#af3irm#igers
🚨 🚨 🚨 "Fryendz" in Portugal 🇵🇹 go check @ccallstars and vote for @yolanda.tati performance! She's a phenomenon! Has an enormous talent! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 beautifully gifted 👌🏾💙 and dopest smile ! VOTE for @yolanda.tati ... as well do swipe 👈🏾👈🏾👈🏾left for a massive throwback #tbt 🙈 yes , it was me 10 years ago ! I was finalist contestant alongside @dianataveira for MTV VJ ! 10 years ago spotlight 🙌🏾👏🏾💙🙈