In her directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns’ No Woman, No Cry is a gripping documentary that tells the personal stories of four pregnant women in four different parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States, as they try to avoid becoming maternal mortality statistics. Read more
Posts tagged ‘social activism’
Plastic is trashy…unless it’s got green. (As in your Visa!)
Did you know that:
- There’s a 500 square mile floating plastic island in the Pacific.
- It takes 12 million barrels of oil a year to provide us with the 100 billion (!!) bags we use annually.
- It takes plastic bags hundreds of years to decompose.
Can you imagine a life where going barefoot wasn’t an option, it was the only way?
While most of us are fortunate enough to have shoes to coordinate with almost every outfit — and stylish ones at that — for millions of children around the world, shoes are a bare necessity that is seldom granted. In developing countries, many children never own a pair of new shoes. They walk miles on mud, dirt and rocks to go to school, get water or seek medical attention, putting themselves at risk for preventable diseases and infections.
But American Blake Mycoskie is trying to change that. After witnessing this harsh reality first-hand on a biking expedition in Argentina, Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes, which promises to give one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that’s purchased. Read more