Emma Watson: Accio Equality!
You really need to watch Emma Watson’s brilliant and moving speech from the floor of the United Nations, as part of the UN HeForShe campaign, on the importance of feminism and the right of every human, regardless of gender, to become the most complete version of themselves. It’s not science, but it’s more important than anything I could possibly share with you today.
She offers a formal invitation to the men of the world to join in the efforts for worldwide gender equality.
To Emma: Invitation accepted.
Are you with us?
As someone who experienced first hand the atrocities of living in a country with no forward-looking solution to regulate pollution, I want to say that environmental problems left untreated will create a backlash and affect everyone. Rich or poor, old or young. Doesn’t matter. In Beijing, it doesn’t matter how many air purifiers you have at home, or how expensive your mask is. There will always be a sense of fear and frustration when blue sky and sunshine is replaced with grayish orange beige sky engulfed in foggy toxic smog for weeks straight. It’s a sense of helplessness that can’t be eased with money…or anything really. The government need to take initiatives to protect our planet. The corporations have to be more environmentally conscience. We need to more aware, and change our consumption behavior to encourage the change we want.
@UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon walks in the People’s Climate March today with other dignitaries including Jane Goodall, Vice President Al Gore, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
@garethsmit for @icp
#peoplesclimate #peoplesclimatemarch #CWNYC #walkthewalk
I think the amount of antibiotics I took since I moved to Beijing in the past 4 years is greater than all the medication I took when I lived in the states.
Every time I catch a cold here, it rapidly evolves into nasty throat infections and high fever. The air is just so dirty here.
I hate being sick.
Especially when I have a trip to the states coming up in 4 days.
Kate Middleton: The New Jewel in the British Crown.
I want all her dresses.
All of them.
A girl can dream…
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.