“Nothing is too ugly for this world, I think it’s just that people pretend not to see.” @oursharedshelf’s March/April pick is Heart Berries, the touching debut memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot; an unapologetically honest and immensely inspiring book. Read my OSS letter here: http://bit.ly/2GozZ8p #oursharedshelf
To celebrate today’s #internationalwomensday I’ll be curating @natgeo’s Instagram feed, selecting and sharing powerful images taken by National Geographic’s emerging female photographers around the world. Women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated, so I’m thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders x #iwd2018#timesup
There is no question that #TIMESUP should be and will be a global movement. A movement that is defined and led by those affected by the problem, not by those in power. Tessa Thompson with Marai Larasi from Imkaan. Gemma Arterton with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the women who staged a three week walk-out from Ford’s Dagenham plant in 1968. Andrea Riseborough with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah from UK Black Pride. Naomie Harris with journalist Afua Hirsch. Gemma Chan with activist Laura Bates.🖤
All of us are responsible for creating change, whatever industry you work in. We're asking everyone to help create a world we can be proud of - one that is safe, just and equal. Please join us and donate to the new Justice and Equality Fund, which will support frontline organisations that are working to end a culture where harassment and abuse are commonplace. Together we can spread our message, support the strong people of all genders who are taking such personal risks, and make sure that this is one of those watershed moments in history where things never go back to the way they were before. This is the moment we stand together and say. #TIMESUP. We hope you’ll stand with us.
Proud to be your friend REPOST @douglasbooth I pledge to be an ally to women; to accept my share and my role in a rapid movement towards change; to challenge the bystander culture; to speak out against the abuse, harassment, and inequality that women face in all walks of life. #100years#Suffrage100
Marai- what can I say. You were the best date on the most meaningful red carpet I have ever walked. Thank you for being so darn articulate and fun. Thank you for the trust, care, compassion and solidarity. I am so proud to say I work with #Imkaan and the End Violence Against Women Coalition and to be learning from you. Emma 💪 @jusmarai