Even though I am passionate about fashion, clothes and styling, it doesn’t take up all of my attention by any means.
As I said last month when I posted 10 cool stories you might have missed I am not into celebrity body battle stories or disaster clickbait – here is what I have been reading and sharing this week with my friends on FB.
1. HISTORIC MOMENT AS NATIONS UNITE IN CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORD from NY Times
This monumental news happened overnight – for the first time 190 + nations are all united in fighting the effects of climate change – more of this please
2. KOKO THE GORILLA TELLS HUMANITY WHAT IT NEEDS TO HEAR – From Noé
This is very powerful. Koko is a bit of a celebrity because of her dedicated love of her pet kitten and her amazing ability at sign language. See what she tells us … whoa.
3. PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT THAT CAPTURES THE NEW MODERN FAMILY from True Activist
I love this project by Michele Crow who travelled the world and captured the face of the new modern family as a testament to the growing insignificance of the status quo.
So true – family is just about love, care and respect.
4. EVERY 16 YR OLD BOY AND GIRL IN SWEDEN WILL BE REQUIRED TO STUDY GENDER EQUALITY from the Guardian
Sweden is making feminism part of the required reading for all Swedish teens with all 16 yr olds getting a copy of acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists, adapted from her wildly popular TED Talk in the hope of educating students on gender equality. This is bloody awesome – come on Australia – you need this more than most.
This book is on my Christmas list too.
5. BANKSY’S NEW WORK REFERENCES THE FACT THAT STEVE JOBS WAS THE SON OF A SYRIAN REFUGEE
Love Banksy – hate the fear and inhumanity around refugees.
Steve Jobs achieved so much – This is a great artistic statement.
6. FROM WAR TORN ORPHAN TO STAR BALLERINA from Mighty Girl
I love the website Mighty Girl because it has great toys, books, articles and more to help me build strong, independent girls and educate them on the way society is now and how to navigate.
Michaela DePrince was orphaned age 3 during the midst of Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war, Michaela was called the “devil’s child” by orphanage workers and ostracized for her skin condition, vitiligo, which leaves unpigmented spots covering her chest and neck. Soon after she was adopted by an American family who encouraged her blossoming talent in dance. You can read more about Michaela’s story in The Washington Post at http://wapo.
Her book in a 6-9 yr old version here
Older girls version buy here
7. WORLD’S FIRST OFF-GRID ECO POD HITS MARKET 2016 from Minds.com
Clever folks at Nine Architects have designed a sustainable living pod that can be put anywhere in the world and live off the grid.
The Man is always talking about his dream of living off the grid but when you dig deeper it is more like off the grid but near to restaurants, cinemas and a good bike shop. Phew.. our values remain aligned.
Inside is a toilet, shower, mini-kitchen, bed, table and storage space- This could be a downsize option when the kids leave home – wonder what council planning permission is like.