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Danai Gurira

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  • “A period should end a sentence, not a girls education.” We all remember the day we ‘became a woman’. I was twelve and a half and a swimmer, so I was just really, really annoyed. But I had all that I needed to handle it. This month, #LoveOurGirls features some extraordinary inventors, storytellers and activists who have gone to incredible lengths to address the issues of stigma, misinformation, ostracism, and the abject lack of access to sanitary feminine supplies that millions of women in the developing world face when going through their monthly menstrual cycle. Find out about global campaigns like “The Pad Project” and others working to address the issue right here in the USA. Watch the riveting Oscar-winning documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’ and get inspired by the work of inventor Arunachalam Murugaratham whose low cost sanitary pad-making machine is changing lives and fortunes throughout rural India. See how you can get involved in ensuring that the onset of a girl’s period doesn’t coincide with the loss of her dignity, physical health, or educational access. The link (bit.ly/LOGJune2019) is in my bio.
  • “A period should end a sentence, not a girls education.” We all remember the day we ‘became a woman’. I was twelve and a half and a swimmer, so I was just really, really annoyed. But I had all that I needed to handle it. This month, #LoveOurGirls features some extraordinary inventors, storytellers and activists who have gone to incredible lengths to address the issues of stigma, misinformation, ostracism, and the abject lack of access to sanitary feminine supplies that millions of women in the developing world face when going through their monthly menstrual cycle. Find out about global campaigns like “The Pad Project” and others working to address the issue right here in the USA. Watch the riveting Oscar-winning documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’ and get inspired by the work of inventor Arunachalam Murugaratham whose low cost sanitary pad-making machine is changing lives and fortunes throughout rural India. See how you can get involved in ensuring that the onset of a girl’s period doesn’t coincide with the loss of her dignity, physical health, or educational access. The link (bit.ly/LOGJune2019) is in my bio.
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  • “I just fell in love with the idea that writing could change someone’s life.” - Ellen Stackable, Founder of Creative Writing Non-Profit “Poetic Justice” (@PoeticJusticeOK)

Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s most zealous incarcerator of women? That while only 4% of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., we account for over 30% of the world’s incarcerated women? Yet we rarely hear their stories; we don’t take into account the psychological impact prison has had on them, or the context of their experiences which often includes childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and poverty. 
Moved by meeting incarcerated women in Oklahoma, many of whom were first-time, non-violent offenders, Ellen Stackable noted, “These women have been failed by everyone… When you learn what they’ve been through, you understand how they found their way to prison.” That’s when the English teacher of over 20 years, created PoeticJustice.org - a space where incarcerated women can heal and commune through their written word. 
Read this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter to meet some of the women whose sense of hope, self-worth, and personal empowerment have been restored through the power of storytelling and gaining their own voice. The link is in my bio.
  • “I just fell in love with the idea that writing could change someone’s life.” - Ellen Stackable, Founder of Creative Writing Non-Profit “Poetic Justice” (@PoeticJusticeOK)

    Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s most zealous incarcerator of women? That while only 4% of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., we account for over 30% of the world’s incarcerated women? Yet we rarely hear their stories; we don’t take into account the psychological impact prison has had on them, or the context of their experiences which often includes childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and poverty.
    Moved by meeting incarcerated women in Oklahoma, many of whom were first-time, non-violent offenders, Ellen Stackable noted, “These women have been failed by everyone… When you learn what they’ve been through, you understand how they found their way to prison.” That’s when the English teacher of over 20 years, created PoeticJustice.org - a space where incarcerated women can heal and commune through their written word.
    Read this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter to meet some of the women whose sense of hope, self-worth, and personal empowerment have been restored through the power of storytelling and gaining their own voice. The link is in my bio.
  •  23,252  95  16 May, 2019
  • @gabrielahearst - I love your impeccable style and craft. Thanks for everything you and your team did to make it magical! Such a fun date for the evening too! #MetGala
  • @gabrielahearst - I love your impeccable style and craft. Thanks for everything you and your team did to make it magical! Such a fun date for the evening too! #MetGala
  •  372,170  3,808  8 May, 2019
  • ‪Me and Oscar Wilde, my inspiration for the evening: the dandy reimagined. @gabrielahearst #MetGala ‬
  • ‪Me and Oscar Wilde, my inspiration for the evening: the dandy reimagined. @gabrielahearst #MetGala
  •  311,560  2,773  7 May, 2019
  • ‪To all the fans who came out in support of the #AvengersEndgame premiere last night, you’re awesome — we felt the love. HUGE thanks as well to everyone that supported my Omaze campaign for Almasi Arts! I’m grateful to each and every one of you. ‬
  • ‪To all the fans who came out in support of the #AvengersEndgame premiere last night, you’re awesome — we felt the love. HUGE thanks as well to everyone that supported my Omaze campaign for Almasi Arts! I’m grateful to each and every one of you. ‬
  •  139,542  473  24 April, 2019
  • Thinking those #Endgame thoughts... Tonight’s the night - #AvengersEndgame World Premiere!
  • Thinking those #Endgame thoughts... Tonight’s the night - #AvengersEndgame World Premiere!
  •  259,642  2,132  23 April, 2019
  • Strong, fearless, and outspoken. That’s how Black women are almost always described. While we are strong, we are not impervious to pain. Or not in need of protection. One of the costs of being considered so strong is being left out of the discourse related to injustice and advocacy. The fact is that Black women are much more likely to be victims of human and sex trafficking. The fact is that Black women receive considerably less attention when they go missing. The fact is that perpetrators of crimes against Black women statistically receive lighter sentences. That’s why I’m proud to feature the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) in this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter. They are doing crucial work in the fight to end disparities faced by Black women and girls in the justice system through education, innovative awareness building, and collaboration across the diaspora. Click the link in my bio to read about them, their inspirational founder Dr. Monique Morris, and other groups who are working tirelessly to ensure that “strong” doesn’t mean forgotten or unseen.
[http://bit.ly/LOGApril2019]
  • Strong, fearless, and outspoken. That’s how Black women are almost always described. While we are strong, we are not impervious to pain. Or not in need of protection. One of the costs of being considered so strong is being left out of the discourse related to injustice and advocacy. The fact is that Black women are much more likely to be victims of human and sex trafficking. The fact is that Black women receive considerably less attention when they go missing. The fact is that perpetrators of crimes against Black women statistically receive lighter sentences. That’s why I’m proud to feature the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) in this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter. They are doing crucial work in the fight to end disparities faced by Black women and girls in the justice system through education, innovative awareness building, and collaboration across the diaspora. Click the link in my bio to read about them, their inspirational founder Dr. Monique Morris, and other groups who are working tirelessly to ensure that “strong” doesn’t mean forgotten or unseen.
    [http://bit.ly/LOGApril2019]
  •  28,880  131  17 hours ago