It's another great day playing a little croquet at Fairmont! Wearing @shop.laro has made it so easy to play and move around in. ⠀ ⠀ Shop for a cause now via link in my bio! 🙌⠀ ⠀ #beempowered #fashion #style#handbags #nycfashionblogger#texasfashionblogger #newyorkart #houstontexas #artisan #artisinal #artisans#artisanhandmade #artisinalfashion #consciousness#change#advocacy#support#shoplaro #socialenterprise #socialentrepreneur#socialcause #antihumantrafficking#humantraffickingawarenessmonth#humantraffickingawareness#sextraffickingawareness #mymission ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
clear up space in your heart. make room for love. let go of what’s not working. make room for new ideas. let go of hurt. make room for healing. cancel your subscription to fear. make room for faith. when your life is overflowing with things you don’t want or need, there is no room for what will serve you better. clear up space. what you want is coming.
This weekend, I had the honor of attending the "Health Care for All Americans Weekend of Action" Press Conference as an #alzheimers#alzheimersimpactmovement#advocate 💜 Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Congressman Mike Thompson highlighted efforts being made to protect people w/ pre-existing conditions & to lower health costs & prescription drug prices for Americans 🇺🇸 Mom had preexisting conditions well before her alzheimers dx, which automatically disqualified her for long-term care insurance, when we applied. ☝🏽Insurance you purchase in case you ever fall ill & need care in a facility or in your home (not life ins). Since dad and I work full-time & bc mom didn't want to be in a facility ever, we use a caregiver & pay out-of-pocket---Medicare won't cover in-home care costs. Medicare covers 80%, which means if you are hospitalized & get a $100k bill, $80k is covered & you are left to pay the $20k. Who has this laying around, especially during seniority, is beyond me. In #california they basically want you to sell your home & live on the street, to pay for your long-term care costs..even though seniors' taxes have sustained our economy, workforce, & social/public assistance programs for years. Ironic. So, my dad works to keep paying for the caregiver & to retain his insurance. I was able to share their story directly to Congresswoman Speier 💜🇺🇸 Saturday-albeit a death in the fam-was an extraordinarily blessed day 🙏🏽
Join me in celebrating my birthday! 90s Skate Night to raise funds for Minority Mental Health Month! Come dressed in your best 90s gear and no, you do not have to skate. Come out to celebrate and support! TICKET LINK IN BIO 18 and over “Black and Hispanic Americans each use mental health services at about one-half the rate of Caucasian Americans” #endthestigma
“Every day of freedom is both a gift and a reminder of the dangers facing those who have fled their homes,” said @Abdi_Iftin, Somali author and former refugee.⠀ ⠀ Abdi Iftin does not remember one day of his 29 years that he felt safe. Yet, he had a dream of living in a world free of wars and brutality. And it was that dream that helped him escape the real-life chaos of his childhood on the streets of Mogadishu. When he arrived in Kenya in 2011, he met many young refugees with the same dream of freedom.⠀ ⠀ For World Refugee Day, we are turning our #facetowardshope and sharing stories of the displaced. Currently, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Yet, it’s easy to forget that statistics are made up of stories. We can comprehend statistics, but without stories, we can’t connect to the people behind them.⠀ ⠀ Join us, and help put a human face on how people on the move are rebuilding their lives. Read Abdi’s story. Link in bio.
It's been a news blitz today. Press conference in Agrigento this morning, then filming at the cathedral, and afterward filming a band of stellar Sicilian musicians on the cliffs at Scala dei Turci. We ended the night at dinner with the entire band in Lido Rosello. On an interesting note, earlier today while filming in Agrigento two men walked up to me holding my camera, and I thought I'd get in trouble for filming something off limits. But, as it turned out when they found out my last name they said we know everything about you and the mountain project, and that I was in Sicily to do the cammino and make a movie. They knew everything about me. I never met them before in my life. I think the legend of the 10 Mountains 10 Years project really does precede it. @lukechadjones #pilgrimagetoenlightenment#10mountains10years#ambassadorproject#armyofchange#alzheimers#parkinsonsdisease#dystonia#caregiver#thetempleproject#magnaviafrancigena#advocacy#activism
Join us at 6:00 pm this Thursday for a discussion on solar policy advocacy in CA and across the U.S.! We’ll have reps from the @gridalternatives policy team and Vote Solar lead us in conversation and action on the Solar Bill of Rights, Community Solar Policy, and much more! Sign up now at the link in bio, or dm for details! #votesolar#advocacy#solarpolicy#takeaction
Choices for Youth Annual General Meeting!! The Youth Leadership Council went up at the start of the event and we spoke about how we’ve grown this year, solidifying our mission, vision, and what we’ve accomplished this year 💖
The GRACE Act, also known as the "Guaranteed Refugee Admission Ceiling Enhancement Act" will set an annual refugee admissions floor of 95,000. Reach out to your senators and ask them to support the GRACE Act. In May we attended Refugee Council USA Advocacy Days in D.C. and talked with elected officials about supporting the GRACE Act. YOU can also reach out by clicking this link. https://www.rescue.org/take-action/tell-your-senators-co-sponsor-grace-act #michigan#immigration#nonprofit#graceact#advocacy#spreadwelcome#worldrefugeeday#worldrefugeedayjfon
Tonight we are thankful to be working with @talberthouse to advocate for opioid misuse prevention and make sure our residents have access and knowledge of Narcan. If you’d like more information, send us a message and we will connect with you! #prevention#advocacy#asapnorwood#speadknowledge
@Nike has always been committed to making shoes that suit all ability levels. The Flyease model includes a zip, which makes it easier to take the shoes off and put it on. We are thankful for Walzer, who has CP, for advocating for a change for people with special needs! #nike#flyease#noshoelaces#advocacy#change#allabilities#thankful