A privilege to attend last night’s DocNYC Film Festival premiere of CITY OF JOY. The film tells the story of a remarkable centre, City of Joy, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where women who have suffered horrific abuse learn to be leaders. The documentary also explores the friendships between Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), radical playwright and activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monolgoues) and human rights activist - and Director of the City of Joy - Christine Schuler-Deschryver, as they join forces to create this safe haven in the middle of violence-torn Eastern DRC. It is a powerful and beautiful film about the power of the human spirit and I urge you to seek it out: http://drc.vday.org/about-city-of-joy
@booksonthesubway @booksontheunderground @oursharedshelf #Mom&Me&Mom
I've been hiding copies of Mom & Me & Mom for @booksontheunderground on the tube today! See if you can find one tomorrow! 📚👀 @oursharedshelf
@oursharedshelf's Nov & Dec book is #Mom&Me&Mom by Maya Angelou
Definitely a highlight of my year was meeting this person. Who picks you up on a Vespa before your meetings to personally show you why she loves her city and her country? It was one of the most free and inspiring mornings I have had all year- not what I expected from someone who is as busy as she must be. She's a yogi, feminist, artist, advocate, mother, warrior and all round gold hearted person. What a privilege it is to have met her. Welcome to Instagram Sophie! ❤️ Bonjour! I'm looking forward to being able to see your adventures and especially witness the work you do on behalf of women and girls. P.s she did the driving and we both wore helmets! @sophiegregoiretrudeau #internationaldayofthegirl #ottawa #canada Trench coat by @zady and is made from biodegradable light weight wool, spun, woven and dyed in a vertically integrated facility in Biella, Italy (which is powered by solar panels and hydropower, with an onsite water purification system - limiting environmental impact) Fashion info verified by @ecoage
Inspiring and so fun to meet with my @oneyoungworld Ottawa scholars. Proud of each and every one of them, and looking forward to see how their activism develops from here. #goal5 #heforshe #equality
Behind-the-scenes at the @OneYoungWorld Ottawa opening ceremony yesterday! Dress and coat by @dior. The Haute Couture brand supports local artisans through their production in a small atelier in Paris, preserving tradition and craftsmanship #thewomenbehindmydress #ecoloves fashion information, in association with @Eco-Age
Suit is by @maiyet who are committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with @buildanest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most. The jewellery is a selection of @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using fair-trade and recycled gold, while all of their stones are conflict free, and @moniquepean #ecoloves fashion information, in association with @EcoAge
Happy Birthday bell hooks and thank you for inviting me to the bell hooks institute. I loved discussing feminism with you and your students and learning about the history and diversity of beautiful Kentucky. Thank you bell, thank you @bereacollege, thank you #kentucky
On my way to launch #Impact10x10x10 University Parity report at @unitednations HQ earlier this morning! #HeForShe @zady
Brilliant launch of #IMPACT10x10x10 #ParityReport at @unitednations HQ today. Inspiring commitments towards #goal5 from university leaders, particularly on campus safety.
#Repost @oursharedshelf ・・・ June book! #persepolis #marjanesatrapi #OurSharedShelf
#Repost @oursharedshelf ・・・ May book :) #oursharedshelf #MaggieNelson #TheArgonauts
Who has their book? #OurSharedShelf #BookClub #MyLifeOnTheRoad
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