Snuggles on set today with the man, the myth, the legend #ScoopShalhoub. (also, heck yes we compost! Thanks @earthangelnyc!)
One week post Met Gala photo dump 🎀 Didn’t take a ton, but stumbled across these today. Remembering this wild eve and all the wildly talented, kind and gorgeous people who made it all possible. Also still phew-ing after not eating it on the stairs.
One bed hog and one very patient little brother. 🦊🐶
Oh what a night. Thank you to @erdem for creating this insanely gorgeous frock and being the best date/train fluffer/bow savant a gal could ask for. Thank you to @ladydaymakeup, @aaroncarlohair, @mobelisa & @jillandjordan for making this lewk sing. Still in a campy haze and dreaming of all the fa-shun from last eve.
Met Gala ready.
Thanks to mum for this #tbt of all my Lizzie McGuire/Spice Girls/Avril dreams. Thanks to Wet Seal for the duds.
Power Blazers & #freeyourfemme
New friends. 👯♀️
Alert: SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
As if I need another reason to explode with pride for this brilliant, passionate and talented woman...happy Broadway debut to @rachsuss, producer extraordinaire. Congratulations to @heidischreck and the entire @constitutionbwy team on this vitally important and beautifully executed piece. I look forward to bringing everyone - especially every woman - I know.
*heart melts into a puddle*
Day 1. Back in the office.🌷🌺🌸🌺🌷
Kicked up our heels and kicked off #PaleyFest. Thanks for having us! 🖤
Got (most of) the gang back together again. #TitsUp to Season 3, fam.
Oops we’re doing it again.
Grateful to Rep @NitaLowey for hosting me and @glblctzn last week with education champions @repmariodb @RepLoisFrankel & #RepGraceMeng. We spoke about the Venezuelan refugee & other crisis affected families I met in Peru and asked Congress to increase support for @educannotwait to help get kids back in school after their education has been disrupted. Thank you for listening and working to uplift on the Hill the people and families that are too often reduced to statistics.
Massive thanks to @USAID and US Government staff for meeting with me last week to reflect on my time with @glblctzn in Peru. We discussed the urgent need to support education through @educannotwait to help kids, especially young girls, heal and rebuild from trauma and empower them to pursue their brightest futures. So glad we got a chance to continue the conversation at tonight’s #CSW63.
Cousin date 🦊🐶🐨
#TBT because in all the excitement and the madness (and B-12 shots in the butt) of hosting SNL in Jan, I forgot to share these epic photos from the outrageously talented @maryellenmatthewsnyc. Quite possibly the most fun I’ve ever had in front of a camera. Yes, the bunny is real. Belated thank you times a thousand.
I also had the enormous privilege of meeting with @YasmineSherif1, director of @educannotwait, about our meetings with representatives from the US, UK & Ireland to help raise $1.8B for ECW. I spoke with her about my recent trip to Peru with @glblctzn, about the kids we met in Tumbes whose schools were rebuilt with ECW funds & we talked about why Venezuelan refugees in the region need their urgent support. I’m so in awe of the work #EducationCannotWait has already done to help 75 million children worldwide whose education has been affected by conflict & crisis and look forward to continuing to spread the word about their vital work during our trip to DC tomorrow.
Thank you to @USUN, #IrishMissionUN & @UKUN for sitting down with me and the @glblctzn team to hear about our trip to Peru and the crisis affected families we met there. I look forward to hearing how you will support @educannotwait to help all children, around the world, learn during times of conflict and crisis.
Are we influencers now? 🎡
On our final day in Peru, we leaned about what life has been like for three Venezuelan families after leaving the Border Center. ——⠀⠀ We first met Maria and her two children, Hevelier and Heiveri, who made the difficult journey from Venezuela over a year ago. Maria heard about Daughters of Santa Ana and they walked from the border center seeking refuge. She met Sisters Sophia and Miriam who fed and helped them find temporary shelter, donated by a member of the community. They currently share this mud walled shelter with four young men who also migrated from Venezuela. At the encouragement of the sisters, Maria began making and selling plantain chips, enlisting the men to help, in order to afford their basic necessities. Maria shared with us that she has struggled to navigate the Peruvian school system because she doesn’t have paperwork to prove the schooling Hevelier has already completed. He will take a test soon to determine his grade level but, as he’s already missed a year of school, Maria fears he will be placed with much younger children. We later met 13-year-old Anna who arrived in Venezuela with her family 14 months ago. She is incredibly articulate, whip smart, driven, empathetic and confident far beyond her 13 years. Anna enrolled in school and became connected with Plan International who she, and a group of other young people, work with to teach other migrant families about their rights and the resources available to them. Anna noticed that two girls in her building, around her age, were not attending school and worked with their family to help calm any fears they had about enrolling their girls. The family spoke with us about how grateful they are for Anna’s assistance and the girls (who dream of one day becoming a lawyer and a doctor, respectively) will be starting school in a few weeks time. Education is vital for all children, but particularly for those struggling during crisis and/or conflict. Please join me in taking action to support Education Cannot Wait by calling on the governments of Ireland, the U.S., the U.K and Japan to contribute crucial funding to ensure that children are able to stay in school. Link In Bio.
Asylum seekers and refugees are human beings, just like you and I. #TuCausaEsMiCausa —————— Right now, as some leaders seek to build bigger walls, the world needs the opposite. Countries like Peru are graciously & lovingly welcoming families fleeing economic and political crisis in Venezuela. Over 650,000 women, men and children have arrived here in Peru so far and are in various stages of resettlement. Yesterday, we visited the Binational Center for Border Service on the border of Peru and Ecuador. My heart broke into a thousand pieces and the stories I heard made my response to this issue feel grossly inadequate. I was also deeply inspired by the tireless volunteers on the ground committed to spreading a message of hope and possibility. Three different stories opened my eyes, and will stay with me forever. Two mothers: 4 month-pregnant Oleidy, and mother of three, Malves, both fled with three children, one on foot journeying for over 2 months, one by bus. Malves was forced to leave four children behind in Venezuela and isn’t sure when she’ll see them again. Oleidy hadn’t been able to see a doctor during her entire pregnancy and is concerned about the wellbeing of her unborn baby. Both hope for a better life for their families in Peru. We also met Brian, a young man from the LGBTQ community, who was forced to abandon his studies. He hopes to find his sister in Peru, continue his education, and one day become a “world famous” ballet dancer. The things they all have in common is the desire for their families to be safe, the hope for political and economic stability, and the chance to continue education that has been disrupted. Join me in taking urgent action to support @EduCannotWait as we call on the leaders of Ireland, the US, the U.K. and Japan, to step up with new and additional funding to support people like Brian, Oleidy, Malves and their families. Link in my bio.
Got to spend some time with these adorable troublemakers, Evanns and Kauri, from Piedra del Toro, Peru today. They’re back in school because of vital funding and support from #EducationCannotWait secured through fierce advocacy from #GlobalCitizens. We spoke to them, their families and their school principal about their experience after the mudslides and why education is vitally important in times of crisis and/or conflict. To learn more about #EducationCannotWait and to take action to help kids in affected areas stay in school visit the link in my bio.
Hola from Tumbes, Peru! I’m here with the @glblctzn team & #ACTIVATENatGeo for the next few days to learn more about why the world should invest in #EducationCannotWait. I’ll be meeting families impacted by the 2017 mudslides as well as migrants fleeing the economic and political crisis in Venezuela. Will be sharing photos and videos along the way as well as some ways that you can get involved. Keep your 👀 peeled!
It should come as a surprise to no one that there is nothing this one can’t do. If you’re in/around Barcelona, go watch @alexborstein sing and dance her tits off in #TitleOfShow at the @almeriateatre through 2/17. Thanks to all involved (+ my Segway tour guide + tapas) for making my first trip to Barcelona a real winner.
We 🧡 sports.
I don’t believe the search for ways to commemorate, to honor and to keep someone you love’s memory alive ever ends, but I’m so grateful for this collaboration with @fvalentineny. Spring was Katy’s favorite season. This collection is a celebration of her life, her spirit, her legacy and her love of a good color pop (or six). She was a force of nature and a heck of a good time. 💛Link in Bio💛
This was one for the books. Thank you @sagawards for a magical evening. Still on a high and still full of post show in n out.
I am so fortunate to spend 6 months out of the year working with a female director/writer/producer/creator extraordinaire, Amy Sherman Palladino, on @maiseltv. Today I commit to joining the @timesupnow #4PercentChallenge and will work with at least one female director on a feature film in the next 18 months. Thanks to @tessamaethompson, @brielarson, @kerrywashington & @jurneebell for leading the charge. Who else is in?
Can you even believe?
Hosting SNL last night still feels like the most magical fever dream. Endless thanks to the ridiculously talented cast, writers and crew for letting me peek behind the curtain this week. I won’t ever forget it.