Parking €3. #cyrpus #camo #parking #graffiti #citystreet #chillin #boss #payup #nicosia
Stacked up city. #istanbul #turkey #window #reflection #street #cityscape #building #pastel #spring
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Big thank you to @womeninjournalism for inviting me to join their team of mentors! Follow their account as they highlight the work of other mentors, who all have so much knowledge and talent to impart. Great initiative by @kirannazish! #mentorship #mentor #womeninjournalism #women #womensrights #equality #payitforward
I'm such a sucker for pigeons and birds. #istanbul #streetscene #pigeons #bird #birdman #bazaar #inflight #fly
The beautiful Bosphorus from the Galata Tower--doing the thing with @shiyamgalyon who is gracing me with her presence for two weeks in Istanbul. #bosphorus #istanbul #galatatower #travel #bird #seagull #uphigh #aerial #flyhigh #sky
So glad I got to catch up with these beautiful-spirited women in Lima. #lima #peru #women #trans #love #beauty #identity #alightinside
"Mishandled." Women's March on Washington. #womensmarch #mishandled #art #washington #monument #trump #march #dc
With my mentor Donna De Cesare taking pics at the Women's March! #womensmarch #women #march #dc #mentor #inspiring
Thousands and thousands of people at the Women's March on Washington! #women #womensmarch #washington #dc #march
❤️Link in bio: It’s with a heavy heart that I'm back in Lima due to the death of someone I cared about so much. Tamara, who was the first trans woman I met and started photographing in Peru, passed away this week from health complications. Here she wipes away her mom's tears. Over the past two years, we got to know each other so well, to the point of calling each other “sister.” I am most worried about her mom because they were extremely close, they lived together, did everything together--I can’t imagine how broken her heart must be right now. Her mom played a big role in helping her stop working on the streets and everything seemed to be getting better. It is sudden and shocking news. There are so many great things I can say about Tamara, but what stands out the most was her resilience and her fight. Any time something would afflict her, she fought back, even if she had to get through depression and frustration to do so. Hearing the story of what happened, I believe that had she been given proper care and attention from the hospital, she would have been able to fight back. We cannot keep turning a blind eye to the alarming rate at which trans women die and are murdered around the world. It’s a grave injustice that someone cannot pursue a positive life because society will not make a place for them to do so. When Tamara would get sad she would say that she’d rather die than live, because what’s the point of living when she doesn’t even have a life? When I wished her a happy birthday on Dec. 23, I asked if she was going to celebrate and she said she was going to wait for me, for when I got back (I was going to travel here at the end of this month.) I will miss her so much and I’m sorry I couldn’t say good-bye. I hope she knows how much she meant to me. ---- Please help Tamara's mom, Evila, raise the funds to remove Tamara's body from the morgue and provide her with a proper burial. (It costs around 2,700 soles, which is about $800). Tamara's mom works in a restaurant and makes less than $300 per month. Evila has very little family and she is in need of help. Any amount helps and will be greatly appreciated. Click the link in my bio to donate. Thank you ❤️❤️
So much eye candy flying into NYC, what a beautiful welcome! Let the adventures begin! 🌅#nyc #windowseat #inflight #eyecandy #nature #beauty #love #glowing
Huge thank you to @Instagram for featuring my work with @nytimestravel!! -->>> "Before Danielle Villasana (@davillasana) found her professional path, she roamed the world. At 18, she waitressed in her home state of Texas to support months abroad in Europe and Africa. “I was in West Africa and I started to really grapple with the question of what can I do as a person to try to make this world a more equal, just and fair place,” says Danielle, now 30, whose experience in the region compelled her to pursue photojournalism as a career. Recently, she was on assignment for The New York Times, highlighting five of their “52 Places to Go in 2017.” “Travel can really open up your mind to how others live around the world,” says Danielle of her work on the project. “It’s so important to have those cultural exchanges with people so that we realize that collectively, as a human race, we have so much more in common with each other than differences. I try to express that most places are actually very safe and full of friendly people.” Check out @nytimestravel to see more from “52 Places to Go in 2017.” Photo by @davillasana" #peru #onassignment #travel #thankyou #nytimes #instagram #love
Nowhere else I'd rather be during the holidays than in sweet, foggy Port Aransas. #holidaze #fog #texas #family #beach #home #porta #homefornow
Every time I read about a bomb blast in northeastern Nigeria (two in the past week), I’m reminded of the people I met in October who continue to live in danger and fear due to Boko Haram, whose years-long insurgency has resulted in a malnutrition crisis that Save the Children said could take the lives of 200 children a day. With very little reporting in the media about this crisis, aid organizations say it’s the largest crisis that is the least funded--UNICEF has reported that 75k people will die in the coming year if aid doesn’t reach them. Here, a picture of Isa, who fled to Monguno with her family after Boko Haram attacked their village, setting their house on fire and shooting her husband. Isa is now a widow raising seven children alone and struggles to make ends meet and provide food for her children. Her youngest child, pictured, is two years old and recently completed treatment for severe acute malnutrition. She said that before receiving treatment, he looked like a skeleton and that people couldn't even recognize him. Every time I look at these pictures, I think about how much more the international community could be doing. #nigeria #bokoharam #violence #insurgency #malnutrition #health #mother #child #foodinsecurity #insecurity #terrorism #unicef #savethechildren #underfunded #crisis #war #injustice
Been spending a lot of my time up in the clouds lately ✈️
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