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#FamiliesBelongTogether // Children are being ripped from their families by an administration with no compassion, no mercy, and no explanation that could ever be good enough. The psychological trauma these human beings are going through is cruel and will stick with them for the rest of their lives. If it is within your power to do so, please consider donating to the ACLU (link in bio!) to help stand up for immigrant families. Stay well, everybody. ✨ // MR #itsawellnessthing #itsahumanrightsthing
#WorldRefugeeDay ✊🏻 . . Yes, we need to talk about this, yes, we need to stand up, yes, we need to help, yes... WE NEED TO STOP THIS 🤚🏻🌎🌍🌏 . Join us sharing a photo or video using our hashtag #WeWantThemToPlay and let’s co-create a better future for the #refugeechildren 💙💚 . . . #playunderground #world #refugees #refugiados #childrensrights #refugee #refugeeday #childhood #kids #nens #niños #immigrantchildren #immigrants
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Concentración de ciudadanos frente al Consulado de Estados Unidos en Hermosillo en protesta por la separación de familias que es parte de la política migratoria de tolerancia cero, implementada en ese país por Trump. Mientras se realizaba la protesta, las actividades del consulado fueron suspendidas. Foto: @alonsocastillo26 #everydaylafrontera #dumptrump #hermosillo #niñezmigrante #migrantchildrens #migrants #refugiados #migración #immigration #familiesbelongtogether #keepfamiliestogether #lafrontera #fronteira #sonora #usmexicoborder #refugeeswelcome #refugees
“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us - except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.” — Khaled Hosseini ___ • 68.5 million individuals displaced worldwide • More than half are children • 44,500 people per day seek refuge ___ 📸: Leitchuor Refugee Camp just before its closure and mass relocation of its ~50,000 South Sudanese refugee inhabitants. ___ #worldrefugeeday #worldrefugeeweek #crisis #asylum #tragic #children #nochoice #refugees #nowmorethanever #tbthursday #ethiopia
Ready for whatever lies ahead this summer ⚡️
Our family is the core of our support system, and support is fundamental to success. My thoughts have been consumed recently thinking about those unfortunate children and parents being separated from one another, on their courageous and arduous journey to a better life together. My focus now has turned to do what I can to support these children and reunite these families. Will you join me to support one another and our efforts in life, business, and this very worthy cause? I will be donating 25% of my overall commissions this entire month to KIND (Kids In Need Of Defense), www.supportKIND.org. For those contemplating the kit for a while now, this is your time to help not only your family, but other families in dire need. To my already oily team members, please strongly consider sharing your link with your friends and family so that you can support them in their journey of health and wellness, and in turn, help those fighting to stay together across the border. #supportourchildren #familiesbelongtogether #mamaof2boys #boymom 💙 #heartbreaking #refugees #immigrants #immigrantchildren #abetterlife #wearetheworld #fixthis #dobetter #react #kidsinneedofdefense
On world refugee day I want to remind all of the importance of keeping families together. I followed Afghan refugee Basira Haidari who suffered domestic violence and lost her kids as a result in the U.S. They were taken away by California Protective Services and the pictures and story by Stephen Tu. Magagnini ran in the The Sacramento Bee. She was separated for two months from them because she didn't understand our court system as she agonized over their health and well being. Here is a picture of her being reunited with them. This photograph was also part of my exhibition "No Safe Place," that exhibited at Visa pour l'image - Perpignan last year that focused on Afghan Refugees with SIV status that faced poverty and violence in the U.S.#refugees #worldrefugeeday #afghanistan #afghan #sacramento @visapourlimage @sacramentobee #documentaryphotographer #photojournalist @reneecbyer
Melanina, I didn’t think you did. I do. Stephanie, I agree. There is no hidden message. It’s very clear. If you care about family reunification @raicestexas is fundraising to reunite families by paying their bonds. Help if you can. https://www.raicestexas.org #ireallydocare #melaniatrump #immigrantchildren #donatetoraices #keepfamiliestogether #thisisnotfakenews #donate #raicestexas #refugees #fashion #politicalfashion
Today it's the World's Refugee Day and after what's happening around the world from America to Italy (speaking about countries that are denying asylum to children and people in need) and all other countries devastated from war, we need to embrace our kindness at our best. Because when the "leaders" of countries do not want to help, here we come as human being ready to show our best to stop the zero tolerance that evil people want to spread. In this day and all the others to come let's be even more good human being. Not all people have been lucky as we are. Not all children are lucky as we have been and them - more than anyone - need us! #WorldRefugeeDay
#ByeWig . Since Melania Trump's jacket said "I really don't care"... @parkermolloy has set up ireallydocare.com, a site where you can donate to 14 different organizations helping refugees. Click the link in my bio to learn more. #FLOTUS #MelaniaTrump #IReallyDoCare #refugeeswelcome
Non posso neanche immaginare il loro dolore, la paura, il senso di vuoto persi nel caos... Separati dai genitori per leggi di contenimento verso UMANI che cercano solo di sopravvivere!!! ・・・ Provate ad immaginare che i vostri figli fossero separati da voi... Try to imagine that your children were separated from you ... #refugees #displaced #children #childhood #stolenchildhood #pain #fear #warcrimes #war #bambini #rifugiati #usa #russia #italy #turkey #lebanon
Fleeing through a sand storm in Hodaidah. Ahmed’s family along with 4 other families had to flee their homes due to recent conflict in Hodaidah, walking for nearly 10 hours, and walking through a sand storm, Ahmed’s daughter had nothing in her stomach except a cup of tea she had that morning. All that in 50 degree celsius and 90% humidity. . . . . #Yemen #yemen_cant_wait #humanitariancrisis #humanitarian #fleeing #displaced #refugees #yemenis #children #family #dontforgetyemen #yemeninneed #peopleinneed #childreninneed #humanity #helphumanity #helpchildren #humanityfirst #yemen_cant_wait #actforhumanity #faithinhumanity #loveforhumanity #sharehumanity #savehumanity #forgottenchildrenofyemen #nochildinwar #savethechildren #savethechildrenofyemen #hope #save #hodeidah
Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant, became a national hero in France after scaling a building to save a toddler. The French president’s office said Gassama will be made a French citizen. He has also been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade 👏🚒 #mamoudougassama #spiderman #undocumented #immigrant #immigrants #fireman #rescue #hero #emmanuelmacron #paris #france #french #actofkindness #humanity #sharingiscaring #helpothers #compassion #changetheworld #changeyourlife #changes #lovethis #refugees #hardwork #perseverance #stamina #charisma " #Truthis7 #YCSD
This is the jacket that @flotus #melaniatrump wore to visit the children and babies that were ripped from their families arm and are currently being housed in "tender age facilities" in Texas....the @realdonaldtrump tweet claimed that it was just a jacket....to this I say that 1. Melania Trump was a fashion model she knows the power of clothes (even if she is completely oblivious to the fact that her husband has sex with porn stars) 2. The company that made this jacket was linked to a manufacturing company in Turkey that was using #childlabor and #slavelabor to make their clothing...the workers were so desperate for help they started slipping notes into clothing pleading for help....Zara claimed they had no idea this was happening even though they had also been linked to other incidents of the same situation in #southamerica ironically enough the factory in Turkey was using a vast majority of #syrianrefugee children to perform the work the #refugees were working 12 hours every single day in horrible conditions and in most cases they were barely breaking $150 per month as pay...they were not paid for 3 straight no the before that scandal broke 3. Does the #trump #notmypresident really think that the American people are so stupid that we can't see the significance of this awful situation and at the same time see how disrespectful and disgusting that jacket with that wording was in this situation 4. Please don't get me started on the executive order repealing the executive order that had these babies put in cages then relocated to facilities in the first place he caused this now he's saying "Oh look what a nice guy I am for fixing it" that's like a doctor getting drunk and accidently removing the wrong organ then saying oops my bad hey would you like me to do the surgery correctly now? Guess what you don't get credit for half ass trying to reverse the tragedy you caused #keepingfamiliestogether #notmypresident #resist #2020elections #dumptrump #savethesechildren #freedom #liberty #happiness
#Repost @thenasem with @get_repost ・・・ ICYMI: National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau, National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt and National Academy of Engineering President Dan Mote issued a statement on the practice of separating immigrant children from their families as they cross into the United States: http://ow.ly/Bgbs30kBkZl repost: @thenamedicine . . . #refugees #migrants #immigrants #immigration #science #healthcare #NAM
Here’s another of the absolute stars contributing to tomorrow’s bake sale! 🌟🌸💕 Mel from @ceciliafox and her incredibly generous team are donating 10 posies for the day, with 100% of proceeds going towards employing women from refugee backgrounds through @merchantroadmelb ’s programs. If you’ve been missing the good old days when @ceciliafox had a sweet little flower shoppe in Brunswick, you can reminisce tomorrow and pick up a posy for home! Coffee + cake + flowers + ceramics + great community feels — we can’t wait! 💓
Child refugees posing for a picture in Lóvua, Angola, as they find ways to have fun with each other and anyone passing by. . Since March 2017, thousands of Congolese have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Kasai region of the DRC, arriving to northern Angola. By @refugees #TakeActionRightNow 💪 #FindACauseToHelp 🌎 Join us! IT HELPS! @humanitarian.zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . #WithRefugees #Angola #DRC #Smiles #Play #Families #Children #Mut #Hoffnung #children #childrenrights #Refugees #WithRefugees #Families #Children #photography #refugee #people #dailylife #play #image #documentarystory #realzoom #HumanitarianZoom #instagram #instagramers #photooftheday
Regrann from @dali.islam - 12,000 civilians have now been displaced in the past 48 hours due to heavy aerial and ground bombardment by Assad's regime and allies targeting cities and villages in Northern and Eastern #Daraa . #Syria . . #الغوطة_الشرقية #ادلب #حلب #حماة #اطفال_سوريا #ارهاب_الاسد_وروسيا #سوريا #syrianchildren #refugees 💔 💔 💔 #savesyriachildren   #savelife   #savefuture   #humanrights   #un  #unicorn   #world  #arabworld   #home  #hope  #future  #life  💔 💔 💔 💔 . . #assadputincrimes  #russia   #terror  #genocide  #russia2018  . . @dali.islam   @save_the_syrian_children1   @solidarity.cyber.action @ayeshazara
A group of us legal representatives shall be travelling to dunkirk on 14th july 2018. We shall be providing food packs to refugees and distributing them. If you want to help us make a difference then please donate to our justgiving link : www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dlforrefugees #refugees #helpmakeadifference #savelives #donate #beahero
Solo cambia el color de la foto. La misma impotencia, el mismo dolor, la misma necesidad de solidaridad. #españa #refugees #respect #stopracism #stophatered #stopwar #stopdiscremination #newyork #london #italy #panama #mexico #bogota #spain #chile #argentina #panama #mexico #compassion #Love #understanding #Syria
Trauma and child refugees. An amazing article by Rachel Aviv in the New Yorker 2017 describing children falling into elongated states of near-coma - - #trauma #childhoodtrauma #refugees #rachelaviv #psychosomatic #childrensrights #rightsofthechild #wherearethechildren #refugeechildren #childhood #humanrights #immigrantchildren #ptsd #cptsd #panicattack #panicdisorder
The Earth is a slippy ball of mud getting swung around on the arm of an eccentric galaxy hurtling it way through an unkind universe. We are all the mud together, the only thing we will ever have is each other, and no one has any right to diminish the value of an other. If you, your religion and those that espouse it believe other wise, you, your religion, and the god it heralds need to fuck off and die. #immigration #refugees #neveragain #notonmywatch
We work with partners in Nigeria to provide adolescent health education, psychosocial support, and trauma-based care to survivors of the Boko Haram kidnappings. There is still so much work to do when it comes to bringing these women back to a level of normalcy. If you'd like to help our efforts in Nigeria, join #InHerShoesCOHI and choose Hauwa's challenge: bit.ly/inhershoes2018 - - - - - - #cohi #cohiresponds #malnutrition #maternalhealth #fundraiser #donate #donation #nonprofit #ngo #syria #nigeria #nepal #puertorico #hurricanemaria #haiti #earthquake #riograndevalley #refugees #survivors #medicalcare #healtheducation
#Repost @1308_khaled (@get_repost ) ・・・ Together, we can build a world free from violence for all children... . #refugees #children #childhood #stolenchildhood #war #warcrimes #future #hope #bambini #rifugiati #russia #usa #italy #turkey #lebanon
#Repost @scottonajourney with @repostapp ・・・ "A Prayer for Family Unity" Loving God, you made us in your image; Look with compassion on all families and bless them with safe and stable homes in which they may dwell. Turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the hearts of children to their parents. We hold before your tender care all parents and children who have been separated one from another, remembering especially those separated while seeking refuge, safety, asylum, and a new life in this nation. Watch over these children as they live with the fear and trauma of separation and hold their parents with great mercy as they lie down and wake each day uncertain of when they will hold their children again. Reunite these families, dear Lord, so that they can love and care for each other and build new lives together. Pour out your love upon all people who live with injustice, abuse, and fear as their constant companion. Have mercy on them and help us to eliminate the cruelty of all people to their neighbors, so that we might welcome and love the strangers among us, as you commanded. Strengthen those who spend their lives seeking equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for the most vulnerable families in this country. Give those to whom we have entrusted the authority of government the spirit of wisdom and compassion, that there may be justice and peace for all families in our land. All this we ask in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen. #refugees #keepfamiliestogether @theepiscopalchurch @theeppn @wncathedral
Make no mistake, these children have been kidnapped. ———————————————————————— Send in your article to The Liberated Voice. 📣 ———————————————————————— #trump #un #republican #democrat #immigration #law #asylum #refugees #news #legal #humanrights #equality #equalrights #family #racism #racist #race #unitednations #justice #children #writer #writing #politics #culture #blog #journalism #journalist #lgbtq #feminism #refugeeswelcome
Together, we can build a world free from violence for all children... . #refugees #children #childhood #stolenchildhood #war #warcrimes #future #hope #bambini #rifugiati #russia #usa #italy #turkey #lebanon
The time to participate in the Hale's matching gift fund is growing short! If you'd like to financially help us bless their refugees ministry in Sicily, you can do so one of the following ways: 1) Via Littleton Vineyard's online giving page. Click the "give here" button, follow the instructions, add your donation to the "LifeChange Missions" line, and write "Matching Gift" in the memo line: http://www.littletonvineyard.org/give/ 2) Contact info@littletonvineyard.org and let us know that you plan to give a gift for this soon. Thank you for your generosity (and thank you to our gracious matching donor)! #refugees #ministry #LifeChange
The democrats claim to want the best for America but can’t even meet the GOP compromise for illegals. #faketearschuck #mainstreammedia #clintonnewsnetwork #republicans #texas #texasrepublic #liberal #refugees #illegalimmigrants
GOODMORNING DAY SIX! I’ve woken up to kidney beans on flat bread and a donation from the beautiful @belle.loves.delicious.food !!! I’m proud to say I’m handling this challenge a LOT better than expected! Team work makes the dream work! A few more days left to #donate to my #rationchallenge I’m em route to an 8 hour shift serving delicious food and beverages @peppansbarandcafe if anyone wants to watch me suffer! 😂😂😂😫💪🙏 Sponsor me here; https://my.rationchallenge.org.au/amy-johnson #breakfast #kidneybeans #flatbread #chilli #salt #daysix #syria #raisingmoney #raisingawareness #chapelstreet #cafe #strugglestreet #refugees #almostthere
Cuando nuestros hijos sean mayores y nos pregunten: “Papá, ¿y tú qué hiciste mientras separaban a los niños de sus padres?”, no sé si sabremos qué contestarles... #endfamilyseparation #refugees #migration #trump 💩 #ThisIsAmericaca
#Repost @clarissappaz • • • • • Dia mundial do refugiado. Daquele que saiu de seu país para sobreviver. Daquela que teve sua casa queimada. Daquele que foi torturado. Daquela que viu seus filhos morrerem. Daquele que viu seus pais morrerem. Daquele que ficou dias andando para encontrar um país que o receba. Daquela que perdeu tudo por consequências do lucro da indústria bélica. Daquele que perdeu tudo por viver em terras que tem petróleo. Daquela que foi estuprada por 4 homens e engravidou. Daqueles que precisam implorar pro mundo parar de ter preconceito e parar de julgar se eles tem ou não motivos suficientes para receber auxílio. Daqueles que precisam de amor sem fim após tantos traumas e dificuldades. Mais amor POR FAVOR! #westandwithrefugees #refugiados #refugiadosbienvenidos #refugiadoseumeimporto #refugiadosnobrasil #refugees #refugeeswelcome #loverefugees #acnur #unhcr #caritas #worldrefugeeday #diamundialdorefugiado #dzalekarefugeecamp
Even posting this I feel so many emotions. It was a tough but real day at the MUNA the museum of Anthropology in San Salvador. I’m always reliving my own trauma with this history of war and still learn so much about the war. This war that has marked all the lives of Salvadoreños . Every time I’m reminded of how the military massacred and tortured men, women, and children. I’m filled with such disgust at both these nations that I belong too . It’s as if inside me there is an internal war . I hate both these governments, El Salvador and the United States, yet I love so many parts of my life in both places . I feel shame, sadness, anger, guilt, and disgust . On my first day here I saw the Secretary of Defense of El Salvador in the flesh. Although he probably was not the man to blame for the war I was disgusted by what he represents . All I know is no matter how disappeared they are, how exterminated, how exiled... I will continue to write about you my gente Salvadoreña—forever and ever. ❤️💔😭✊🏾🇸🇻🇺🇸 . . #elsalvador #laguerra #militares #salvadoreancivilwar #civilwar #massacre #USfunded #USbacked #USweaponized #weaponized #militarytraining #schooloftheamericas #separationgoffamilies #immigration #immigrants #refugees
#Repost @1308_khaled (@get_repost ) ・・・ Fleeing through a sand storm in Hodaidah. Ahmed’s family along with 4 other families had to flee their homes due to recent conflict in Hodaidah, walking for nearly 10 hours, and walking through a sand storm, Ahmed’s daughter had nothing in her stomach except a cup of tea she had that morning. All that in 50 degree celsius and 90% humidity. . _______ @yemensforgottenchildren | @al_falahibnbahrum #Yemen #yemen_cant_wait #humanitariancrisis #humanitarian #fleeing #displaced #refugees #yemenis #children #family #dontforgetyemen #yemeninneed #peopleinneed #childreninneed #humanity #helphumanity #helpchildren #humanityfirst #yemen_cant_wait #actforhumanity #faithinhumanity #loveforhumanity #sharehumanityhumanity #forgottenchildrenofyemen #nochildinwarthechildrenthechildrenofyemen #hope
Today I went to see the play ILE LA WA at the Stratford Circus Theatre. 4 people are picked up by the police suspected of being illegal immigrants. Four very different people with different experiences of 'home'. This play is intensely thought provoking and the acting is superb. Book your tickets asap. Anni Domingo is a judge for the @ibshowafrica creative writing competition and has been supportive of me throughout. Go see this play people it couldnt have come out at a more appropriate relevant time!! . . . . . #theatreworks #theatre #theatrelife #refugees #refuge #immigrationreform #immigration #immigrant #immigrantchildren #asylumseekers #playwright #theatredirector #writerscommunityofinstagram #blackplaywrights #blacktheatre #africantheatre #blackplays #blackwomendirectors #femaledirectors
As a part of Pride Month, we must recognize the LGBTQ+ refugees who flee their homeland for a more accepting society and lifestyle. There are still countries LGBTQ+ are killed, incarcerated, or ostracized from their native countries. We often group refugees together without being cognizant of their differences including sexual orientation and gender identity. As always, love is love and we need more services and support for this community. #pridemonth #refugees #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtq + #june #pride #community #society #love #loveislove
Porque en estos tiempos, el tema de la migración nos toca de forma fuerte y cercana, porque todas las personas buscamos mejores posibilidades para nosotros mismos y nuestras familias, porque me cuesta entender que hayan quienes creen que la forma de "solucionar" el problema, es separar a estas familias, justificando y escudándose en una aplicación firme de la ley; creo que es fundamental, que hablemos el tema, entre grandes y chicos, compartamos ideas y soluciones | Libros como "Migrar" son un aporte a esta discusión, y lo hace de forma preciosamente bella y sensible | Ediciones Tecolote @edtecolote . . . Para leer el post y completo, anda al link en mi perfil! . . #illustration #edtecolote #libros #book #bookillustration #recomendation #bookrecommendation #migrar #migration #mexico #librosilustrados #refugees #refugiados
~Empathy is a beautiful human feeling. Parents flee with their babies because sometimes it’s a matter of life or death. Or it’s a matter of desperation and hope. My Serbian family was very lucky. They survived. On September the 9th, 1995, they became refugees. What is happening in the USA at the moment, absolutely breaks my heart. True story. “As the evening drew closer, the shelling eased off a little bit. My family decided to spend the night in our house instead of in the cellar. They say that at this point they were still hoping that this offensive would end very soon. Perhaps they had hoped that the Forces were shelling our village just to frighten them, as part of their fearmongering tactics.
Hope, in the toughest times, is a very dangerous thing, it can make one become very complacent.
Never the less, my father asked my mum to phone everyone in the village to let them know that dad had brought his lorry in, just in case.” “On the 9th of September, at the first light of dawn, the shelling intensified. This is when everyone knew that they had to flee. They had to run to save their lives. The shells were no longer falling into the neighbouring villages; they were now falling directly into our village.
My parents, and all of the people there, found themselves in an unimaginable pain and disbelief. They had to save their children. They had to leave everything behind, everything that they had worked for, everything that they, themselves, had built from scratch. They had to leave their haven. There was no time to waste.
My father asked my mum to try and pack as much food as she possibly could...” I didn’t see them for weeks. I got separated from them. I didn’t see my father for two months, not knowing whether he was dead or alive. Empathy is a beautiful feeling. We should all practice it more. Welcome your refugees and buy them blankets, nappies, sanitary products. What ever you can, please just help. #empathy #parenthood #momlife #dadlife #mum #dad #mom #refugees #life #truestory #motherhood #fatherhood #worldrefugeeday #compassion #wellness #peace #love #human #usa #mindfulness #safety #babies #children #mother #father #donate #keepfamiliestogether #writer
Mediterráneo. 87 personas, repartidas en 2 pateras, rescatadas hoy en las proximidades de la isla de Alborán y trasladadas al puerto de Motril. #FronteraSur ©Pablo Cobos. Granada, junio 2018. #refugees #refugiados #portrait #war #red #crisis #spain #motril #granada #españa #photographer #photojournalist #photojournalism #poor #rescue #rescued #sea #patera #boat #migrants #andalucia #africa
" Mexico wall (II)" ( Three images ) © 🕉 www.aumphotos.com 2018 Part of a series PROTECT children and nature, not material possessions. Third image exhibited at Royal Academy of Arts #RA250 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥 FOLLOW @aumnamahshiva for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥 On this #worldrefugeeday , with babes and children in cages, 2342 children separated from parents in the " land of the free" Let us remember Shakespeare's St. THOMAS More (1603: Act 2, Scene 4, Lines 55 -70 ) . The only surviving manuscript to contain Shakespeare's handwriting SIR THOMAS MORE " Grant them removed, and grant that this your noise Hath chid down all the majesty of England; Imagine that you see the wretched strangers, Their babies at their backs and their poor luggage, Plodding tooth ports and costs for transportation, And that you sit as kings in your desires, Authority quite silent by your brawl, And you in ruff of your opinions clothed; What had you got? I’ll tell you. You had taught How insolence and strong hand should prevail, How order should be quelled; and by this pattern Not one of you should live an aged man, For other ruffians, as their fancies wrought, With self same hand, self reasons, and self right, Would shark on you, and men like ravenous fishes Would feed on one another. " #aumphotos #art #photography #london #actress #architecture #refugees #aum #photography #blogger #luxurylifestyle #londonicious #igerlondon #londoner #thisislondon #londoncity #londononly #CHILDHOOD #asylumseekers #bloggerlifestyle #londoncity #toplondonphoto #democrat #baby #london4all #toplondonphoto #thelondonlifeinc #trump #mexico #shakespeare #lovegreatbritain
~Be kind; always, & be approachable.~ When I moved to the UK, seventeen years ago, to be with the love of my life, I was terrified. I had just come out of this crazy, war-torn, fragile country and almost literally peeled myself out of my parents arms when it was time to go. I cried for the first six months, after every phone call. I think because I was so homesick, perhaps I didn’t give off very positive vibes at times. I had had this wonderful career as a translator, trotting across Europe and partying and kissing many frogs; suddenly I was living in the UK, with this wonderful man whom I loved so much, but no job. I eventually got a job in this wonderful country pub, I worked for this lovely family who were really kind to me. I remember one day, I was sweeping the kitchen floor and these big fat tears were falling into the dust. I was sweeping floors instead of flying away on a holiday. But you make sacrifices for the greater good. I was not ashamed of my first job in the UK. It was just such a stark contrast to my previous life. I wish there were people there to help me integrate better, as an expat. When I had my babies, I wish more people were more open to chatting about parental struggles. I had PND with both of my boys and no family near me. The problem was that we didn’t have this wonderful parental support & community that we have now, on Instagram and Facebook. You lot have definitely made me less lonely and reading all your stories has helped me realise that I truly wasn’t the only one experiencing PND and crazy things we go through as parents. I want to help. If you are a lonely parent, a struggling breastfeeding mother, an expat feeling homesick, a refugee, or if you are feeling low & depressed, please get in touch. I REALLY, really want to help. I live in Salisbury, UK. If you would like to meet up for a coffee in our local Starbucks for a chat and a cake, please feel free to get in touch. Or if you just want to message me, please do. I am here for you. Vesna. #parents #love #momlife #dadlife #mumlife #mom #dad #mum #pnd #breastfeeding #wellness #kindness #empathy #expatlife #inspire #positivevibes #compassion #mindfulness #refugees
Mediterráneo. 165 personas, repartidas en 4 pateras, han sido rescatadas esta tarde en aguas del Mar de Alborán y trasladadas a Málaga. #FronteraSur ©Pablo Cobos. Málaga, junio 2018. #refugees #refugiados #portrait #war #red #crisis #spain #malaga #españa #photographer #photojournalist #photojournalism #poor #rescue #rescued #sea #patera #boat #migrants #andalucia #africa
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