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BREAKING: @AOC & @SenSanders proposed a declaration of climate emergency 🚨 What can you do right now? 1) Instagram/ Tweet “Sign the resolution. This is a #ClimateEmergency” tagging your state congressppl (👋🏼 @RepLeeZeldin @reppeteking @reptomsuozzi @repkathleenrice @repgregorymeeks @RepGraceMeng @rep_velazquez @repjeffries @congresslady9 @repjerrynadler @repmaxrose @repmaloney @repadrianoespaillat @ocasio2018 @repjoseserrano @RepEliotEngel @NitaLowey @RepSeanMaloney @repantoniodelgado @reppaultonko @RepStefanik @repbrindisi @reptomreed @repjohnkatko @repjoemorelle @repbrianhiggins @repchriscollins) 2) Include pics of pollution/climate-driven disasters in your state 3) Tag @sunrisemvmt so they can promote you! (📸 Jennifer Cheswick from "Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy")
WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS. "The worldwide assessment of current and potential forestation using satellite imagery appeared Thursday in the journal Science. It estimates that letting saplings regrow on land where forests have been cleared would increase global forested area by one-third and remove 205 billion metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere. That’s two-thirds of the roughly 300 billion metric tons of carbon humans have put up there since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. “The point is that [reforestation is] so much more vastly powerful than anyone ever expected,” said Thomas Crowther, a professor of environmental systems science at ETH Zurich and a co-author of the paper. “By far, it’s the top climate change solution in terms of carbon storage potential.” Read about new research published this week in @sciencemagazine here https://www.vox.com/2019/7/4/20681331/climate-change-solutions-trees-deforestation-reforestation, and as always follow and support the incredible work of the @rainforestalliance as they continue to build the largest global network of forest stewards 🌿
#Repost @chasinggarza Conflicted about celebrating while the government is holding migrant children in prison camps? Then do something worth celebrating! Donate today to bail people out of immigration detention and reunite families: LINK IN BIO #FreedomDay
Big action today against ICE & their concentration camps. If you are able, find a protest near you using LINK IN BIO . There are also many other ways to help, laid out in this google-able New York Times guide: "Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help." https://act.moveon.org/event/close-camps-now_attend/search/#CloseTheCamps #repost @fams2gether
Today the Waorani people are asking for a global day of action, an urgent digital campaign to help protect half a million acres of their Amazon homeland from oil drilling. I stand with them in this struggle for indigenous rights, rainforest protection and our global climate! Now it's your turn: take a selfie to show your support for the Waorani’s struggle and sign & share the Waorani’s letter to protect the Amazon here : http://bit.ly/waoaction or using the LINK IN BIO #WaoraniResistance @WaoResistencia @AmazonFrontlines
Quickly becoming a New York City fountain connoisseur 💦
I'm so excited to announce that I’m @maxfactor ‘s new Global Ambassador! I'm grateful to work with a team who sees me as a three dimensional person, who approached me because of my voice, not in-spite of it, and who want to pass that celebration of self-expression on to the customer. They believe we all want to feel like the most beautiful version of ourselves, not someone else's vision of beauty. In this spirit, all day I'll be sharing YOUR amazing @maxfactor looks in my stories all day! TAG ME and the @maxfactor products you used TO BE FEATURED. (I'm wearing facefinity all day foundation and lash revival mascara.) #globalambassador #maxfactorambassador #makeup #maxfactor #beauty
CALLING ALL MODELS! Curious about what we do over at @modelactivist ? Hear from five leaders on the power of community and what models bring to the table when we want to work toward justice and sustainability. Then get a chance to experience the #modelmafia magic, as we work together to shape the possibilities of our present and future. RSVP email@example.com for details. See you Monday for a very special evening generously hosted by @neoncoat
Last night @ayanaeliza and I got to bring together people who are make just sustainable fashion. In an industry that is the 2nd biggest polluter of waterways, under pays nearly 1 in 7 women working in the formal economy (many of whom are also on the frontline of climate change), and is on track to use 1/4 of the world's carbon budget by 2050, their leadership is more important to nourish, amplify, and learn from than ever. The best way we could think of to support their work today was to anchor us in loving community. Thank you @pioneerworks for making this special evening possible. If you want to learn more about what we talked about and how we want to reimagine a more holistic fashion sustainability movement, check out my story "sustainable💃🏻" and FOLLOW: @gamacarmen @cyberblonde21 @nafisa_kap @ayanaeliza @customcolab @sustainablebk @whitneyrmcguire @dominiquedrakeford @ha.w.a @camillecrain @yumnaaa @renee.elizabethpeters @ainerosecampbell @andreeadiddy @elizabethlcline @kimberlymjenkins @fab_scrap @weavinghand @cynthiaalbertoweaver @lilianliu @unicorngenius @theno29 @trashisfortossers @maxinebedat @fab_scrap @rachaelwangstudio @lordeinc @bracworld @wearablecollections @thr3efold (photos: @adrianb718)
Mrs. Shirley Chase, my 94-year-old grandma, fulfilled a life long dream of taking home gold for the 500 freestyle today at the senior national games!
Just coming out of this incredible #emergentstrategy immersion. If you haven't had a chance to read @adriennemareebrown's Emergent Strategy (and all amb's books) yet, pick them up! They are guides for our time...how do we do what needs to be done within chaotic uncertainty? How do we do it joyfully? How do we trust each other? Where is hope? They bring forth the abundant lineage and ecosystem of people who have struggled & faced different uncertainties, but who found the same tools: resilience/interdependence/iteration/creativity... I am so grateful for the opportunity to practice these in abundant community, and to leave with new friends and the feeling that we have a way forward because we can endlessly transform, adapt, and work with trust even inside chaos #esiinyc
#Parents /// Inspired by @juliakisla's leadership and vision at @thelionsny. Finding ways to take what we have now and do new things, produce new outcomes, build new community. It was incredible to see how the fashion industry - responsible for 1/3 of micro plastics in the ocean - can also begin to work to clean that up! @whaleanddolphinorg, models, agents, tattoo artists, the Aladdin soundtrack, dolphins, and 🐳 ✨what's next ? (Photo credit @_paulzimmerman @Shutterstockno)
7PM TONIGHT: Join me at the @rubinmuseum for an evening with teachers @pollyannapocalypse (of the @rainforestalliance ) & @brooklynbedouin (author of author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches Us About Protecting the Planet) to talk about and practice cultivating hope in a changing climate. To reserve your ticket: LINK IN BIO or tune into the livestream here: facebook.com/RubinMuseum
My 👋🏼👋🏼 say it all! I am SO excited and optimistic whenever I get to be in the presence of the @rainforestalliance! This my 4th year serving as a @rainforestalliance ambassador and their work is more inspiring and profound to me every day. Forests are the best technology we have to reverse and repair climate breakdown AND there are people living alongside and inside rainforests across the world who are their best stewards. We have the solutions, we have the leadership, now we all need is to lean in and resource, celebrate, and support! It was an honor to sit with @klasik_beans founders @purnomowidieko & @dedenrizalpahlevi and hear their story of reforestation in Java and the sustainable coffee farming that it makes possible. Learn more about what you can do to support forests from daily actions to take, where to give, and how your business might get involved at rainforest-alliance.org LINK IN BIO
Wearing my @abortionfunds t-shirt. Nothing solidified my support for abortion access like carrying and birthing and caring for a baby...it takes everything and the idea that a government would force a person to do this is horrific. It effects every piece of your being, your soul, your body, your choices. Alabama has passed an unconstitutional abortion ban. Abortion is NOT a crime — it's a constitutional right. Please join me today in supporting @yellowfund @arc_southeast @abortionfunds @sistersong_woc @urge_org @blackwomensrj @sparkrjnow @napawf (photo: @beccamccharentran) LINK IN BIO TO SUPPORT PEOPLE IN ALABAMA SEEKING ABORTIONS
THIS SUNDAY at FRIEZE I am excited to be talking sustainable fashion with so many incredible people whose efforts to sustain are holistic and truly encompassing of people, planet, culture, and self. I look forward to delving into all the immediate & concrete decisions their optimism calls them to make. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• @celinecelines is the founder of @theslowfactory and @thelibrwry_eco. She has pioneered new materials and is an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, where she focuses on new material and influencing customer culture. @lilianliu is manager of partnerships at the UN global compact for sustainability & social impact and cofounder of the sustainable line @be.fauna. @ha.w.a is a freelance creative director for brands including WNBA, Nike, Glossier, and Vogue España, works on thought leadership and experiential projects at Viacom and manages her own media agency, Browntourage, which supports curatorial projects, brand collaborations, immersive media, and other endeavors with a socially conscious slant. The conversation will be moderated by @sineadbovell founder and CEO of @WAYEtalks (Weekly Advice for the Young Entrepreneur) LINK IN BIO TO GET TICKETS, or you can watch the livestream on matches.com. #5carlosplace @friezeartfair @matchesfashion
THIS TSHIRT!!! When @marvel superheroes @doncheadle @markruffalo and @morereginahall support the superheroes in the fight of our lives on the front lines of climate change!!! 100% of every limited edition shirt sold supports the work of The Solutions Project @100isNow #ONE100 ! LINK IN BIO/ BUY NOW: represent.com/endgame
CLIMATE LEADER @farhanayamin ARRESTED YESTERDAY. International climate lawyer Farhana Yamin, former lead author of the IPCC, was arrested outside Shell's headquarters in London yesterday. A respected leader who has attended over 20 years of climate negotiations, Yamin allowed officers to arrest her while peacefully explaining her actions: "The legal process is pretty broken right now and we're having to break the law rather than make the law because of the inaction of 30 years now of these companies." Yamin is also a mother of four (see her husband and nine year old son reacting to her arrest in the third clip). She was taking part in Extinction Rebellion week calling on governments, media, institutions, corporations and individuals to take bold action to address the #ClimateEmergency and #EcologicalCollapse. While the world reacted to the devastating fire in Notre Dame, there was not a single mention of the devastating fires also burning across the Amazon. Climate change is not in some distant future. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi are devastated by Cyclone Idai, in Syria, Libya and Yemen, climate chaos has contributed to brutal civil war, and in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crop failure, drought and the collapse of fisheries have driven people from their homes. Let us be inspired and humbled by Farhana's brave actions. Let us all commit to doing our best to lead right now. Let us not wait for the perfect opportunity or the perfect words. None are coming. No scientific breakthrough or political leader is going to do the work for us. We have no time to wait. (If you would like to lead by joining the rebellion visit: extinctionrebellion.us/nyc)
Excited to be part of @naturalizer's #todaywewill campaign celebrating promises we make to each other, how when we dream together as a community incredible things happen. I have found that to be true in my own work and life, and have been the most hopeful, the most powerful, and the most fulfilled when I am taking action with my community. Learn more in my stories or go to: http://naturalizer.com/CameronRussell #ad // gratitude for this wonderful team: @cliffwatts @maryammalakpour @moizalladina @misha212 @braintrustcaagbg @lastrina @ginnystaluppi @jdulinwiley
Pisces baby sunrise to sunset
In a beautiful essay by June Jordan (from Revolutionary Mothering) she makes the argument that children, despite being "frequently dismiss[ed] as “cute” and “childish,” by which we mean not serious, and inconsequential," are the most serious among us, for their natural ability to be present in each moment is unmatched. Ever since reading it I have loved this way of seeing and holding children, as the most serious. I think their joy, their fear, and their leadership should be taken most seriously. Today I was proud to follow our children and over a million worldwide as they implored grown ups to treat climate change as the crisis it is. #youthclimatestrike #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike
#Repost @valariekaur ・・・ Deep breath. We are collecting messages of love and solidarity to deliver directly to the Muslim families of Christchurch. Please take a moment to add your name and send them your words: LINK IN BIO. . White nationalism is a global epidemic. Now is the time for worldwide solidarity. At this moment, Muslim and Sikh Americans are preparing for heightened security at our houses of worship across the U.S. this weekend. We need your support more than ever. More ways to help: . 1. Call or text a friend who is Muslim or Sikh. Let them know they are not alone. . 2. Visit a mosque or gurdwara near you and leave a sign or flowers to show your love and solidarity. . 3. Donate to the victims and families of this massacre: LINK IN BIO . 4. Breathe. This news triggers previous traumas. I am transported back to the Oak Creek gurdwara. I see the blood of Sikh uncles and aunties in the prayer hall. What helped me breathe then is what helps me breathe now: love. Love as sustained practical care. Love as courage. Love each other. . If people in your life are hurting right now and need this message, share the LINK IN BIO with them. This is a time to take one another's hand. I hold yours. #ChristchurchMosqueAttack #RevolutionaryLove
There's no one I'd rather follow than the kids!!! TOMORROW is the #youthclimatestrike. I'll be striking with my children and children in over 100 countries worldwide. If you're a young person striking tomorrow and I can help amplify your actions or words please DM or tag me. LINK IN BIO to find an event near you. #fridaysforthefuture #climatestrike #schoolsstrike4climate
Last night at @the.wing wing with hero @elainewelteroth, and the absolutely brilliant @theyariblanco, we had an affirming and interesting conversation about how we find our voices, and make space for others to do the same. Grateful to @keds for celebrating outspoken women. Thanks to everyone who made it such a special event.
#tbt biking with dad! On the first #EarthDay in 1970 my dad was 12. After learning about the impact cars were having on the environment he decided to never get in one again! He actually managed to keep up his promise for a decade, biking to school and even across the country a few times. (He was raised Quaker but would ask generous local pastors if he could pitch a tent in their yards on multiple day trips). I knew he loved biking but he only told me this earth day part of the story for the first time last year. Even though he didn't share the story for so long - probably because he knows the incredible privilege that allowed him to make this choice and didn't want us to feel bad for using cars, or inspire a protest when he was trying to ferry all 3 of us kids by minivan - I love it because it reminds me of the clarity children have, and how so often it's the confidence of kids that can inspire ambition in adults, how they can remind us that our choices and commitments still matter, even in the face of overwhelming odds, even if nobody knows but ourselves/our families. Do you have stories like this you savor and hold on to? (I would love to know them / share them)
“Nathan Phillips is an Omaha elder, Vietnam Veteran, former Director of the Native Youth Alliance, and was one of the leading Water Protectors at Standing Rock. It shouldn’t take a viral video of harassment for us to pay attention, but here we are. Now that we’re here, let’s show Nathan Phillips the respect he deserves. . Donate to Nathan’s non-profit via PayPal: NativeYouthAlliance@gmail.com. Follow & support: @nativegiving @indigenouspeoplesmovement @repdavids @ruth4nd @deb4congressnm @seedingsovereignty . . [image description: illustration of Nathan Phillips. Text reads: This is Indigenous Land. We’re not supposed to have walls here.] “ - Art and words by @sogayjen HT @thesoniag #NathanPhillips #Omaha #OmahaElder #thisisindigenousland #nooneisillegalonstolenland #StandingRock #nobannowall #indigenouspeoples #nativeamerican #resist #resistanceart #illustratorsofinstagram #autisticartist #feminism #feminist #feministart #feministartist #art #artofinstagram #instaart
50,000 garment workers in Bangladesh are striking for a 10th day. They are the 2nd largest producer of ready made garments in the world yet the workers do not make a living wage. For all of us who work in fashion, these women make our livelihoods possible. Let us do everything we can to stand with them now. LINK IN BIO (ph: reuters) ************************************************* "Bangladesh has some of the lowest wages in the world. It is shameful when people are treated as cheap labour. In Ashulia the workers asked for more. They are hungry, they have malnutrition, their children have no proper food or education." -Nazma Akter President of the SGSF union (via iD)
So excited to start out the new year launching this @modelactivist x @ecoage x @hakhuamazon collaboration photographed by @nyralang & styled by @rikawatanabe318. The beautiful necklace I'm wearing is from @hakhuamazon which supports indigenous people resisting oil extraction and fighting against climate change. “Hakhu provides a unique opportunity to indigenous women in the Ecuadorian Amazon to utilize our cultural and artistic heritage in such a way as to protect our territories while providing them with a sustainable source of income," explains co founder @ninagualinga. "Indigenous women are often the hardest hit by the arrival of extractive industries. In addition to losing their livelihoods – and their means of providing for their families - they are assaulted at high rates by the fossil fuel and company workers. However, indigenous people and women are far from powerless. They work on the frontlines - as equals to and leaders of their male counterparts - in the political, legal, moral, and physical defense of their land and way of life. Indigenous communities protect the Amazonian rainforest through their resistance and therefore it’s crucial to support and empower our communities, so that we can continue living and protecting our sacred land.” **** You can support @hakhuamazon, and get someone a meaningful beautiful gift, by visiting hakhu.net. ****
Mom/grandma knitting for everyone! See #MadeByHand in my saved stories for more ☺️ (📸 @linneacr) #slowfashion
Hi @RepJeffries, Our son isn't even a year old yet and at the rate we're going he won't even been a teenager by the time we're facing climate catastrophe #12years. I need you to support @Ocasio2018 and @sunrisemvmt’s resolution for a select committee on a #GreenNewDeal. (LINK IN BIO to look up your representative so you can tell them why they need to support too!)
WOW look how incredibly beautiful and powerful the @sunrisemvmt is! They stood outside @nancypelosi's office (with the youngest congresswoman ever, @ocasio2018) this week demanding democrats define a long-term, comprehensive federal climate agenda for when/if Democrats regain the power to implement one. FOLLOW @sunrisemvmt to see how they are leading, and find out how to support their work and get involved. #greennewdeal LINK IN BIO to join a call TONIGHT AT 8PM and learn more!!
Proud to be an ambassador and founding member of @decorrespondent. We need journalism that holds power to account. @decorrespondent is ad-free and member-funded (pay what you can afford) so you can be part of that process. So important for our democracy. Join me in taking part in building the news outlet we need: www.thecorrespondent.com LINK IN BIO
Coat for 2 ☺️☺️
With @palomija by @aurorajames wearing @batshevadress @scosha & @brothervsllies at the fashion fund dinner last night! People sometimes talk about it taking years to make real friends in New York .... I feel the same way about fashion ... it took a decade, but now everywhere I go there are incredible strong brilliant creative forces...speaking of, congratulations @kerbito & the @pyermoss team on your win last night, you make fashion that matters and moves us and what else is there ❤️ #CVFF
@cindi_leive Is a brilliant interviewer because she is a thoughtful listener and constantly raises up the people around her. The @barneysny podcast she's hosting (& graciously had me on) is fantastic! If you have time, add it to your downloads ❤️ #Repost @cindi_leive ・・・ New on the @barneysny podcast: My #wcw @cameronrussell, who’s reinventing fashion from the inside out (and who chose, as a teenager, to come to NYC as a model bc she wanted to be president and NY had a lot of electoral votes—how awesome is that?). Btw our taping was the day of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony...hence my Believe Women tee and our overall emotional vibe throughout the interview.
Exploding with gratitude for the last 7 months
trans, non-binary, gnc friends. i honor you. as the parent of young children i feel acutely aware that it is too often your work on the frontline that makes space for all of us to one day live in a world without binaries, a burden unfairly shouldered, from which we all benefit. Cis-allies -- in 2016 my home state of Massachusetts passed a law to protect transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations. A fringe group called 'Keep MA Safe' is now leading a campaign to repeal the law on the upcoming 2018 ballot. Their referendum will be put to a popular vote on Nov. 6th, and will allow voters to decide whether or not our state will continue to protect trans, non binary, and GNC people in public spaces (e.g. parks, public transit, restrooms, locker rooms, etc.) Their messaging is telling people that allowing gender identity protections is dangerous to women and girls. In fact, the women and girls who are MOST at risk in public accommodations are trans women and girls. If you have the funds, @freedom4allma is raising $ for a Get Out The Vote Operation, the LINK TO DONATE is in MY BIO. Additional places to donate: @translawcenter @sylviariveralawproject @audrelordeproject @lambdalegal @translifeline What else can you do? Check on people, offer to pay a bill, pay for a safe ride home, pay for dinner. For folks in fashion - let us continue to better pay, cast, hire, and celebrate a community that has contributed so SO much, and way too often goes unrecognized. >> image by @nerdybrownkid via @culturestrike #yeson3
It's obvious our elected decision-makers are failing our communities. But what's less clear is how we can support the wave of political energy we are seeing across the country and prepare a new generation of leadership by the people. That's why I'm excited to share the School of Political Leadership (SoPL), a program developed by @HEALFoodAlliance that invests in food & farm justice leaders from grassroots communities, preparing them to run for office, work on campaigns, and drive real political change! For too long the politicians who determine our food and farm policies have been placing profit over our people. Or as SoPL participant Neftali Duran, founder of the @ICollective puts it, -- "We shouldn't forget about the environment, we shouldn't forget about the people cooking, picking, processing our foods. And we shouldn't forget about the policies that shape the agricultural system in the U.S.” Lets support new leadership and governance that truly works by and for the people. If you have extra funds right now, I hope you'll consider joining me in donating to a new generation of political leadership. LINK IN BIO TO DONATE #HEALSoPL http://bit.ly/healsoplvideofb
“My personal motivations for being a part of @modelactivist are driven by my yearning for the representation and liberation of black and brown trans femmes. I want to see more diversity – and I don’t mean showcasing one or two slender black/brown cis women, but folks from all walks of life who exist at varying intersections. Secondly, I want to see models treated as artists and collaborators. I am tired of being dehumanized and made to feel like I am easily replaceable when I am quite the opposite. The @modelactivist community gives us much needed room to take charge on the changes we’d like to see.” @br0nz3_g0dd3ss ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEET the organizers! All of these leaders know how to raise up their communities: @br0nz3_g0dd3ss artist, dj, activist, @jesslperez founder of tycoonapp.com tracking jobs for freelancers, who helped push through the "freelancing isn't free" act in NYC, @liveshiv host of more than a model podcast, @austriaulloa and @kayelitaylor brilliant activists and organizers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
“There is POWER in numbers – when we RALLY around a cause, we can reach MILLIONS and effect change” - @ainerosecampbell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you @portermagazine for giving us the power to tell our collective story, for taking the radical step of working to celebrate our leaderful community by giving us FOUR COVERS and some of the most epic group shots i've ever been a part of!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
“The fashion industry is a wonder space for innovation, creativity and global human connection, yet generally fails to focus or even consider the environmental impacts of its actions. There must be a major shift towards sustainability." @molllsbair ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEET @mollsblair, model, earth science student at northwestern university, ambassador for @pureearth, @naomishimada model, writer and documentary maker, and @meisha model, actress, and activist for fair pay ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
“Modeling can be a very lonely profession. Everyone needs a community, a place where people understand what you’re dealing with. @modelactivist offers that and more. I wish I’d had it when I started out; there’s so much industry knowledge that gets lost, instead of passed onto the new faces. Don’t underestimate a network of ‘models’; they are entrepreneurs, social change-makers, programmers… I learn [something] every time Model Mafia meets up – it’s better than any old boys’ network.” @nimuesmit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
“ @modelactivist has provided a space for community that was missing among models – instead of viewing each other as competition, it’s helped us value each other as true friends and champions of each other’s efforts. I’ve been supported and encouraged to pursue my passions as an environmentalist; gone to the climate march in Washington, D.C.; created social media campaigns that have reached millions of people; hosted my first sustainable-fashion event; been on countless panel discussions as a thought leader; presented at MoMA; and got my first job outside of modeling with the Rainforest Alliance, helping them with their social media. Fashion has enormous power to influence the world, and I envision it doing so for good – the good of people and the planet.” @renee.elizabethpeters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEET @renee.elizabethpeters social media and engagement expert, blogger behind Model For Green Living, @ingaerla founder of @aldawomen, a group of models working to change the perception of beauty, @sineadbovell founder of @waye_wayetalks, advice for young entrepreneurs and 2018 United Nations Speaker on Blockchain for Impact, and @gelila.bekele activist and filmmaker, whose most recent release is Mai: Life is not Honey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
“My life has changed completely since my first @modelactivist meeting. For too long, [models’] human rights have been trampled on and we have been silenced within the industry. It’s time for us to reclaim our power, reclaim our autonomy and have a say in the images that are being created, and Model Mafia gives us that opportunity. My mistreatment as a black model is what attracted me to the group, but my message has evolved. Although I am still very vocal about the need for knowledgeable makeup artists, hairdressers, casting directors and agents, my primary focus has become healing the self-image of black girls and women. I’d like to be a representation of a fully integrated, multi-dimensional black person, something I was conditioned to believe could not exist.” @eboneedavis ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎥 @modelactivist LEADERS PHOTOGRAPHED by @carlota_guerrero for @portermagazine 🎥 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~✨THANK YOU @Jennifer_Dickinson @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @x_tran @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists@MAM_NYC ✨ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🎶 Are you a model who wants to help build a more equitable just sustainable industry & world? Email ModelActivist@gmail.com to JOIN US! 🎶
I have never been prouder of a cover story than I am of this one. Today of all days, when there is so much to be critical of and angry about, I am grateful to pause and appreciate what we are building. Despite everything, we are joyful and continuing to create the world we want, sometimes just for an hour or day, sometimes just in certain relationships or spaces, but we are creating nonetheless. Thank you to @portermagazine for taking a radical step in celebrating community and launching not just one, but 4 covers featuring 17 leaders. To the hundreds of @modelactivist leaders, thank you for showing me just how much is possible. In the words of Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, "[When] we have the same concerns, the same desires, and the same future...there is no longer a place for jealousy, because we are all faithful to the same aspiration. We share everything, but we still have our freedom intact. Love is not a kind of prison. True love gives us a lot of space." LINK IN BIO #PorterEdit THANK YOU @NetAPorter @PORTERMagazine @Jennifer_Dickinson @Carlota_Guerrero @TTStyle @GemmaStark @HannahC0le @ConradDornan @AllieSmithMakeUp @EriHandaNail @TwoHawksYoung @BestStudios @RoscoProduction @TheLionsNY @WeFolkAgency @FrankReps @BridgeArtists @MAM_NYC @x_tran ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ FOR MODELS interested in joining a community working together for a more equitable, just, sustainable industry & world EMAIL ModelActivist@gmail.com to join us!
#DearProfessorFord, thank you.