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Emma Watson

@emmawatson
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Its been an honour to take over this account for COP 26 (and a certain reunion 😉) this account is now resting & creating. x
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I didn’t actually set out to start making films. I’d say the real beginning was taking in what I saw going on around me on set, & then starting to learn how to apply it in other parts of my life. For instance: my Mum nervously would be getting ready for her job interviews, & knowing I knew how to apply makeup after so many hours of watching other people do it in the makeup chair, we made it our ritual that I would do her face before any of her important occasions. Then filmmaking itself started by making love letters to my friends. Whether it was styling them, or producing photoshoots for their websites or headshots for their businesses - I loved helping out. Selfishly sometimes I also did it because I just wanted them to see all the beauty I saw in them that they never seemed to get. Then over time I started assisting a friend running sound on set. Then, very slowly I started working behind the camera (It hurt my back so much at first 😂). Then I got involved in editing. Now here I am, sharing my first go at directing something. I couldn’t have done it without the friends I could be vulnerable enough with to show that I didn’t know what I was doing & to ask for help from every step of the way. To these people (you know who you are) you have literally made a mark on my life & I hope I always get to make things WITH you. Thanks for believing in me. @emma_webstah this is my love letter to you. As a woman I always found the idea of living alone terrifying… & when you told me you had been living in the garage above your studio to dedicate yourself to what you really wanted to do despite everyone’s “good and well intentioned advice” - was when I knew I wanted to make my first tiny film about you. I just instantly wanted to try & capture who you were & the importance of your work. That's what feels so beautiful about directing to me - you get to fall in love! Thanks for being so cool Emma. Your work, writing & being inspires me so much. I feel so grateful to have friends like you that I just hope I can keep up with courage-wise. Thanks for being as excited as I was about cookie dough for lunch on the shoot day. And you rock that jumpsuit. E 🎶 by @theprinceofeden
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#KEEPTHEMINTHEGROUND @fossilfueltreaty Dear friends, We are asking you to join us in signing a treaty to end the expansion of Fossil Fuels. The link to the treaty is in the bio. Please sign it. Please share it. Please read the slides provided that further explain what it is. And then hopefully, like us, get righteous about it. Get angry about it. Let it break your heart. Let it motivate you. Let it inspire you to action. Because what we are asking you to participate in is a non-partisan issue. It is in fact a universal issue. It is the loss of our home. It is the loss of our futures. There is no one person immune from this problem. It does however, affect everyone in different ways. It is unfortunately an issue that must be SYSTEMATICALLY changed, because those who are without resources cannot afford such a transition on their own. There is just only so much we can do individually. But what we can ALL do to help - is start here. Join us in adding your name to the treaty. Your voice is powerful. Our voice is powerful. “Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink. We face a stark choice: either we stop it - or it stops us. It’s time to say: enough." - UN Secretary General António Guterres “We are currently on track for at least a 2.7 C hotter world by the end of the century — and that’s only if countries meet all the pledges that they have made. Currently they are nowhere near doing that.” - Greta Thunberg "I hope you can appreciate that where I live, a 2 degree world means that a billion people will be affected by extreme heat stress. In a 2 degree celsius world - some places in the global south will regularly reach a wet bulb temperature of 35 degrees celsius and at that temp, the human body cannot cool itself by sweating... We don't believe you. We don't believe that banks will suddenly put trillions of dollars on the table for climate action, when rich countries have struggled since 2009 to raise the money for the world's most vulnerable countries.” - Vanessa Nakate
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I was NOT this cute, @emmaroberts 😂 #emmasistersforever
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20 years ✨♥️ @hbomax #returntohogwarts
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WOMEN IN STEM & THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Good news ladies, the digital economy is a goldmine of opportunity (with higher paying salaries!), and it desperately wants more women to join force. Karlie Kloss @karliekloss is one powerhouse who recognizes this and has created the very successful Kode With Klossy Program @kodewithklossy 👩‍🔬💻🤍 But to further explain (and encourage!) why women should be involved in building the digital economy - here is some key information!
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2022. Dancing on my own painting ♥️
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“Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground.” —Sara Ahmed #repost @badactivistcollective
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I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good 🥰 Custom Emojis paired with various Return to Hogwarts themed hashtags on Twitter are now available - allowing fans to shout out us actors returning for the special along with all their favorite characters from the Harry Potter Films! Can’t wait to see you all soon! mischief managed. @hbomax
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#repost from the brilliant @laura_bates__ Swipe for some helpful information about how to support women in the workplace 💪💪💪💪 #men #maleallies #maleviolence #violenceagainstwomen #reclaimthesestreets #feminism #women #womensday
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“What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.” — Gilles Deleuze “Whose Hand?” By Portia Zvavahera 💜 @zvavaheraportia
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and we say goodbye to yet another legend in 2021. desmond tutu your voice for justice will always be ringing through our skies. 🤍
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“Imagination is your reality” — Diana Vreeland ✨✨✨✨ incredible image by @astrofalls
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dearest joan, we will all try to take your advice. we will all miss this literary hero who taught us so much about how our hearts beat. ♥️
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Every child deserves to be at home with their families to celebrate Christmas. Donate to @GreatOrmondSt to help bring a child one step closer to home 🏡 ♥️🎄🎁
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From speaking to friends of mine who are front line NHS workers, I was shocked to hear the following statistics — “The covid-19 pandemic has increased the level of burnout in trainees and risks reversing recent improvements to their workload and wellbeing, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned. Of the 46 793 trainees in the UK who completed the annual national survey (a 76% response rate), 33% said that they felt burnt out from work to a high or very high degree, and 43% found their work emotionally exhausting to a high or very high degree.” — Abi Rimmer, thebmj.com art by: Johannah Churchill @johannahchurchill 😍
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To every doctor, nurse, and staff member at hospitals & children’s hospitals around the globe right now: thank you. THANK YOU for your fortitude, your strength, and your skill. As we face yet another wave of Covid-19 this Christmas, we think on the thousands of people who will spend the holiday in a hospital - caring for others or in need of that care - and all of those who will not get to be with their family or loved ones. You are in our hearts. ♥️♥️♥️
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Mushrooms ARE magic!!! ✨✨✨🍄🍄🍄 Check out this incredible documentary @fantasticfungi on Netflix and prepare to have your mind blown! 🤯 #fantasticfunginetflix #fantasticfungi #foraging #mushroomforaging #mycologyclub #fungilove #forestfloor #mushroomspotting
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words from the wise @girlgangthelabel 💗💗💗 art by @analogbynat
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What a special joy it is to share that my friend and sister @thisisbwright has written a book titled "Go Gently" that is available for pre-order NOW! It is an encouraging and inspiring read on how to further your journey in today's climate movement. And you can order now as a special holiday treat to yourself 🎁 Swipe to get a sneak peak at some of her tips!!! 🤍 Bonnie's book will be published on April 19th 2022. It is currently available for pre-order, and the retailer links can be found on her website gogently.earth Her website will ALSO become a platform where lots of guest writers within the climate movement will be sharing essays, journalism and practical ideas. Further information can be found on the 'About' section on the website. ❤️📚 @thisisbwright @gogently.earth book cover photographed by @kacie__tomita
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@riseupmovement1 #riseupmovement #easternafrica 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿
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I am honored to call @malala not only an ingenious teacher, but also an adoring friend. I am so excited to watch her on @masterclass and learn even more about her approach to activism, taking bold action, and cultivating change in my community. 💗💗💗
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Getting so ready for 2022 🤓🤓🤓
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👀👀👀⚡️⚡️⚡️ #returntohogwarts @hbomax
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Ecocide: destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action. And guess what? It should be a crime. Just like destroying property, is a crime? Yes. Because the environment is the most precious "property" we have. It is time international law had more "teeth" generally, so that people responsible for such crimes can be sanctioned effectively to safeguard all of our futures. Follow and share @EcocideLaw, and talk about their work with everyone 🦒 - it’s the main thing they need to make this a reality faster. You can also support @EcocideLaw by following their bio link 🐢 and signing their international petition! – Artist credit: 1: Graphite drawing by @blazecyan 2: Art by Yuka Watanabe 5: Art by @pablosherrero 9: Photo by @jasonbhouston Post by @AimHiLive #climateaction #climatechangeaction #naturecrisis
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@lee_ariel_ 🌵💗♥️☀️
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"Creating ocean activists everywhere" #endsewagepollution @surfersagainstsewage 🏄🏄‍♂️🏄‍♀️💗💗💗 📸 @warbey
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"We’re a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. We fight long and hard to protect what we love and we won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever. From humble beginnings in Porthtowan Village Hall in 1990, we’ve stayed close to our roots and continue to be based just up the road at our St Agnes HQ where we can keep an eye on the sea. Just 20 of us work in the office full time, but it’s really thanks to people like you who support our work through membership donations, volunteering, signing petitions, buying from our shop and spreading the word that allows our impact to be widely felt. We're helping over 100,000 people each year to clean up their local area. We're campaigning for clean water, an end to plastic pollution, recovery of the ocean, and action on climate change. We're highlighting the connection between global climate change, how this impacts the ocean, and how the ocean can play a key role in tackling the climate crisis." - Surfers Against Sewage check out their website sas.org.uk for more information on how to help their cause!! @surfersagainstsewage ………………………. this image also reminded us to use eco-friendly tampons. here is a guide 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/g36104251/best-eco-friendly-tampons/
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"the greatest danger to our future is apathy" - dr. jane goodall every day is a good day to promote one of the world's most prolific environmentalists and greatest of human beings: jane goodall. 😍 Buy her book “The Book of Hope” as a gift to yourself or anyone you love this holiday season. WWJD what would Jane do? @janegoodallinst Art by: @red.friesian
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Tonight's full moon, known as the "cold moon" comes with perfect timing … and this witch is excited ⚡️ It invites us all to reflect rather than manifest, stay present rather than spring to action, and shed unnecessary habits rather than seek new hobbies. Also, it arrives right before the winter solstice which is all about introspection. So for this lunar moment - exhale all the bad sh*t and inhale the new and good that is to come! It's almost a brand new year. By pursuing connection, the light and warmth will show itself in the dark and cold of winter. And who knows! Maybe tonight something magical awaits you.
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‘Antarctica's Thwaites glacier is known as the "Doomsday glacier," due to the serious risk it poses during its melting process. It has dumped billions of tons of ice into the sea, and its demise could lead to irreversible changes throughout the planet. The glacier, which equals the size of Florida or Great Britain, already accounts for about 4% of annual global sea level rise, loses roughly 50 billion tons of ice each year, and is becoming highly vulnerable to the climate crisis. The fall of the ice shelf could bring the impending collapse of Antarctica's critical glacier. "We can't really do anything to stop this from happening," besides slowing it down, Peter Davis, oceanographer with the British Antarctic Survey said. "The way that we've gone with our carbon emissions so far has caused these changes to occur — and essentially, we're taking the consequences of what we've been emitting over the last couple of decades, if not longer."’ — written by Rachel Ramirez, CNN
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Is the UK Environment Bill to stop dumping sewage in England’s rivers demanding enough? Every single river in England is polluted. Swipe for information.
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My heart is broken today. We love you bell forever and ever. I know your energy is being reborn in a myriad of ways. E x
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“I'm currently writing this through tears, but thankfully they're the good kind. I can't believe what we have achieved this year through this court case and the @paidtopollute campaign around it. We have already won. No matter what the judgement is. We have managed to force the government to go on record acknowledging the huge tax breaks they give the North Sea Oil & Gas industry. We have put the truths about the huge subsidies the gov gives this destructive industry on public record and all over the media. Before this case, barely anyone knew the government has given £4 billion in payments of our public money to the oil & gas industry. We made that happen. When I say "we" I mean all of you guys as well. You've supported this case so fervently. Every share has helped. Every signature on our petition. Every $£€ donated towards our legal fees. Every comment of support. Every conversation had about this. Every post. Every single incredible human who showed up to stand in support in the cold and rain at our rally on Tuesday. I really and truly love every one of you. We could never have done this without you. Taking the government to court has been one of the scariest things I've ever done for a lot of reasons. It's fed my imposter syndrome. It's broken my heart all over again. But, it's also one of the biggest honours of my life to be trusted to do this by this movement I love so much. Thank you to those who put their trust in me. I hope I have done the best that I could with this. The fight continues. And you know what? We are fucking WINNING the fight against fossil fuels. Last week, Shell pulled out from Cambo. Today, Siccar Point has "paused" the project. Things that a year we would have thought impossible are becoming realities because of the power of the people. The power of organising. Oil, gas & coal have no future here because we won't let them. We will win. (We will find out the judgement for our case in weeks or months - basically, a while - I'll let you all know the judgement as soon as I know. I'll share more about what happened in court next week) 💙” — @mikaelaloach #repost
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"Staring at the surface at the sea. Another category of near infinite permutations of colour and texture that reminds me of paint. The silky sea made me think of large tubs of colour, of acrylic swirling off the brush into water, of colours running into each other on a wet palette. And painting gives me same aesthetic and also purely physical joy as diving head first into the ocean. Sensual, visceral even..." — Nina Rodin @ninarodinartist 💙 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 “Ninety percent of global warming is occurring in the ocean, with the last decade and the year 2020 being the hottest. Covering more than 70% of Earth’s surface, our global ocean has a very high heat capacity. It has absorbed 90% of the warming that has occurred in recent decades due to increasing greenhouse gases, and the top few meters of the ocean store as much heat as Earth's entire atmosphere. The effects of ocean warming include sea level rise due to thermal expansion, coral bleaching, accelerated melting of Earth’s major ice sheets, intensified hurricanes*, and changes in ocean health and biochemistry.” — NASA
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“Here’s what the FAST FASHION industry doesn’t want you to know this holiday season. Fast fashion is cheap and convenient for us, but it spells disaster for the planet. We do have some power as consumers to change this - avoiding fast fashion, telling everyone you know about this, and voting for change are the best ways to help 🖤” Post by @atmos Words by @elieoutside Design by @tessaforrest #repost from @chicksforclimate one of our favorite pages 😍
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🖤 Thank you for protecting our forests and trees! 🖤⁠ ⁠ The women pictured here were part of the Chipko movement, a non-violent social and ecological moment by rural villagers, particularly women, in India during the 1970s. Here they are protecting a tree from government logging.⁠ ⁠ The Hindi word Chipko, means to "hug" or "cling to", reflected in the demonstrator's primary tactic of embracing trees to protect them from loggers. #repost @witches.of.insta
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Environmentalism + Intersectionality !!! 👉👉👉 swipe for incredible information by @jhanneu && @greengirlleah && @intersectionalenvironmentalist
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"Maybe poets express more directly a sense of sympathy for other human beings. Painting is a little bit more of a retreat from human beings in real life; painting is more about the extreme moments when speech doesn't help anymore." - Francesco Clemente @clementestudio
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A consultation to help the development of legislation for banning conversion therapy in the UK is happening. Here’s what you need to know 🚨 @banconversiontherapy 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
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HUGE NEWS. Shell has pulled out of the Cambo Oil Field!!! To the thousands of people who protested and the team of #StopCambo, thank you. Your protesting worked. Our voices were heard. Together we are making change. 🤍
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“I want to translate all that lust for self-expression into a language that exists outside of words, and instead relates to seeing and feeling with your eyes.” — Rachel Jones @jo.nesr ❤️❤️
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what Lauren said 👆👆👆
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“Ours seems like a little power, but it goes down deep. It’s all roots. It’s like the old blackberry thicket. Nothing kills a blackberry bramble.“ - Ursula le Guin . 📸 @naeemeh.naeemaei ‚the moon falls a thousand times‘ 2019 #repost @witches.of.insta
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Something to celebrate this holiday season! @nickkristof has chosen Panzi as one of this year's #HolidayImpactPrize recipients! The Panzi Foundation helps survivors of sexual violence get the healing, justice, community, and future they deserve. Congratulations to Dr. Mukwege and all the incredible human beings at Panzi for this recognition! Be sure to check out @drdenismukwege incredible book. @panzifoundation 💕💕💕
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@txaisurui // Ativista Indígena do povo Paiter Suruí 🌍🍃🌳🌱 *Indigenous Activist of the Paiter Suruí people*
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Thanks for the reminder @chicksforclimate 🥰
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@thomaslohrstudio 💕💕💕
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“For decades, the fossil fuel companies have been trying to distract us, they have been trying to make themselves invisible in the climate change problem. 86% percent of the emissions that are trapped in our atmosphere today come from three products - oil, gas, and coal." - Tzeporah Berman @tzeporahberman 💥💥💥 Be sure to check out her Ted Talk at the link below and visit https://fossilfueltreaty.org/ and sign the petition. https://www.ted.com/talks/tzeporah_berman_the_bad_math_of_the_fossil_fuel_industry?language=en
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“Just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions!” —The Guardian Let's #keepitintheground ⬇️⬇️⬇️ art by: @mona.caron
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Fashion lacks urgency when it comes to the climate emergency, according to newly revealed data on 2,500 brands’ environmental track records. It’s important that we have a handle on what impact the fashion industry is having and where it’s going. 👀👀👀 @goodonyou_app written by: @sophiebenson ♥️♥️♥️
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"There’s a lot to make us Yikes in this world. From the climate crisis to racism to activism and resisting oppressive systems, it can all get a bit overwhelming. Yikes is a podcast which leans into the Yikes of the world rather than letting it overwhelm us. We breakdown the issues in an accessible intersectional and nuanced way to guide us towards action together. Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat." Check out their instagram @theyikespodcast and be sure to give them a listen 💜💜💜
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"Weeds By The Moon, by Rachel Pimm presents an ongoing collection of images of edible and medicinal plants in the form of a thirteen-point lunar almanac, a diagram, or moon-dial. This is presented as a clock which is disobedient to the Gregorian calendar measurements of days, hours or minutes. The plants selected are all freely available growing wild across the UK, and therefore require no private land ownership, nor cultivation and so attention is redirected from commercial productivity into the gentle flux and natural cycle of changing growing seasons. Presented outdoors on Big Screen Southend and on Focal Point Gallery’s website, weeds by the moon functions as a clock tower without numbers, in which time is measured to a different beat from ‘Greenwich Mean Time’. The viewer can pause, rewind, fast forward or skip around to use as a resource to identify, taste and prepare wild foods and medicines for free, as a means to connect past, present and future traditions and practices. This pausing of time reveals the contents of a rich selection of sources in the form of a bibliography, alluding to universal practices of collective collating and passing on of herbal knowledge from many individuals about how to ‘read’ weeds as an open resource for common use." @focalpointgallery @rachelpimm 🍃🍃🍃
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Had to break out the Time-Turner one last time for this… #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming only on @hbomax
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Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time. I think a journalist once said it was irritating how many times during an interview I mentioned how lucky I was and started counting… BUT I DAMN WELL KNEW!!! And still know. I am proud not just of what we as a group contributed as actors to the franchise but also as the children that became young adults that walked that path. I look at my fellow cast members now and I am just so proud of who everyone has become as people. I am proud we were kind to each other that we supported one another and that we held up something meaningful. Thank you to the fans that have continued to show their support well after the last chapter closed. The magic of the world wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you for fighting to make it such an inclusive and loving place. I still miss the crew who made these films all the time. Thank you for all of your hard work too - I know your contributions sometimes get overlooked. Happy 20th Anniversary Potterheads! We hope you enjoy the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts which will stream New Year’s day, Jan. 1 on HBO Max. ⚡️ Lots to look forward to. 😊 E x
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#Repost from one of our favorite accounts @badactivistcollective ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 "Mutual Aid is working to abolish hierarchy and hierarchical forms of power. When we say ‘solidarity not charity’ we are actively working to deconstruct hierarchical relationships of charity that allows creates ‘givers and donors’ and ‘recipients or underprivileged’ , making rich people and corporations look generous while upholding and legitimizing the systems that allow wealth hoarding. Instead mutual aid is deeply rooted in anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, racial justice, gender justice and disability justice principles as aims to be disruptive in addressing the root causes of issues. We can only envision and work towards a new future by practicing what it wants to see, now. ✏️Researched and written by @tammy__online 🎨Designed by @tomaolivar “
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"The reason I've been enamored with the term 'renaissance' {in 'feminist climate renaissance'} is because so much of the language around how we talk about climate has been war metaphors. We're going to fight it. We're going to defeat it. We're going to battle climate change. As opposed to 'renaissance' - which has this dual implication of being artistic and creative, but also being about rebirth. That is the way I want to think about our opportunities and our responsibility in shaping the future." - Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson In Conversation with Brittany Packnett Cunningham 🦋🦋art by @ryanmcginleystudios 🦋🦋
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"Museums all over the world keep them locked up, in storage, out of sight. Demand that museums show more art by women NOW" @guerrillagirls 💪💪💪
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"We will not cancel us. We hurt people. Of course we did, we are human. We were traumatized/socialized away from interdependence. We learned to hide everything real, everything messy, weak, complex. We learned that fake shit hurts, but it’s acceptable. Our swallowed pain made us a piece of shit, or depressed, or untrustworthy, or paranoid, or impotent, or an egomaniac. We moved with the herd, or became isolationist and contrary, perhaps even controversial. We disappointed each other, at the level of race, gender, species…in a vast way we longed for more from us. But we will not cancel us. Canceling is punishment, and punishment doesn’t stop the cycle of harm, not long term. Cancellation may even be counter-abolitionist…instead of prison bars we place each other in an overflowing box of untouchables – often with no trial – and strip us of past and future, of the complexity of being gifted and troubled, brilliant and broken. We will set down this punitive measure and pick each other up, leaving no traumatized person behind. We will not cancel us. But we must earn our place on this earth." - @adriennemareebrown
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Female investment and divestment is crucial in order to build the world we want to live in. Swipe for some incredible information. 💗💗💗
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Outrage + Optimism is co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac who oversaw the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, and CDP founder, Paul Dickinson. They explore the stories behind the headlines on climate change, talking to the change-makers turning challenges into opportunities. They delight in progress, question greenwashing and get to grips with the difficult issues. 💪💪💪 Be sure to check them out @globaloptimism
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“There is no way to repress pleasure and expect liberation, satisfaction, or joy.” ― @adriennemareebrown
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"If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.” ― Georgia O'Keefe
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"It's time to change our mindset toward implementing solutions. A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible - not when thousands of people do climate justice perfectly but when millions of people do the best they can" - Xiye Bastida @xiyebeara 🐅🐅🐅art by: @nilafaith
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For my 31st birthday, my birthday wish was to get to go to Apricot Lane Farms after watching the documentary "The Biggest Little Farm." I thought I was just going to get a tour and couldn’t believe it when Molly came out to meet me on a golf cart! Nothing about the day disappointed. Both Molly and John were every bit as kind and inspiring in real life as I dreamed they would be. Getting to be on the farm gave me the hope that I may too one day build my own little paradise like this and maybe even have my own pig. 😂 Thank you so much again to John and Molly for your hospitality, warm hearts and your inspiration. E x
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"MAGIC SOIL: A nation that destroys its soils, destroys itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt If you haven't watched the 2019 documentary @thebiggestlittlefarm yet, do your heart a favor and do so. In the meantime, @apricotlanefarms' founder, JOHN CHESTER, is here to discuss REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, BIODIVERSITY, and WHY IT MATTERS. ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you to sweet @ChristyDawn for the regenerative dress 🤍
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"I love every minute of my life. I squeeze it like an orange, and I eat the peel, because I don't want to miss a thing." -Huguette Caland Beautiful art piece: "Uncontrolled Fire," by @ineslongevial 🔥🔥🔥
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“Our lungs are not experiments. Every single minute, every day, damage is being done," -Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is a World Health Organization advocate for health and air quality and cofounder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation. She spoke at the October 2021 Ted Countdown Summit in Edinburgh about the necessity for healthy air quality after losing her child Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah because of bad air quality. Clean air is a human right. 🌬 Give a listen to her talk about her captivating story on the Climate Curious podcast. #climatecuriouspod
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"Nunavut Qajanartuk" (Our Beautiful Land) 1990 by Kenojuak Ashevak This piece was originally commissioned to commemorate the largest Native land claim settlement in Canada's history, the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut's land claim agreement in 1990. This image shows a year in daily life in Nunavut, starting with summertime at the top right quadrant and moving through all four seasons.
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"We can do this. This is the biggest emergent social movement in all of history. We can do this. And if anybody thinks that we don't have the political will, remember, political will is itself a renewable resource." - @algore Be sure to check out "An Inconvenient Truth," and Al Gore's incredible Ted Talk below. 👇👇👇 https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_how_to_make_radical_climate_action_the_new_normal?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
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Let’s talk mental health and social media. Swipe for details 👉👉👉
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"We shape our societies through the stories we tell about ourselves. They connect us; melding our anxieties, hopes, memories and preoccupations. Conversely, untold stories are painful and divisive. They sit inside us and ache. Not being able to speak your truth, to be shut out of the human narrative, is nothing short of dehumanising. By articulating about what had happened to me, offering up my version of events, I am shaping my own, often brutal and apparently arbitrary experiences into something cohesive and meaningful. And I was moving towards a greater connection, the best human impulse there is." @hassanakkad
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"Age 16, I attended COP21. I went in optimistic that world leaders would come together to act with the urgency required; I left disillusioned by the empty promises, rampant greenwashing and the utter lack of youth & frontline voices. This week, I took the main stage at COP26 to share my open, honest feelings. I felt physically and emotionally exhausted. Yet more hopeful at 22 than I was at 16. Not because of the so-called “leaders” behind closed doors - but because of the people power in the streets." - @cloverhogan, a 22 year old climate activist and Executive Director @forceofnature.xyz and a researcher on #ecoanxiety 🧠
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"The next ten years must be a time of renewal, of rewilding our lives, of green recovery. We all need nature more than ever and when we succeed in reaching 30 by 30 we’ll have wilder landscapes that store carbon and provide on-your-doorstep nature for people too. Everyone can support and help us to succeed." -Craig Bennett Chief Executive, The Wildlife Trusts #30x30
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“I believe in our human capacity to care deeply and to act collectively.” - @lizwathuti, an Environmentalist, Climate Activist, Founder @ggi_kenya spoke boldly at @cop26 demanding our leaders to "Open their hearts and act.”
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Did people find any books? 💜💜💜 Let us know in the comments! @bookfairiesworldwide
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#REPOST from @gretathunberg - On November 7th, hundreds of thousands all over the world marched for the climate - including over 100 000 in Glasgow - sending a clear signal to people in power at #COP26 to protect people and planet. Our so-called “leaders” aren’t leading - THIS is what leadership looks like! #UprootTheSystem 📸: Oliver Kornblihtt
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SWIPE FOR SNEAK PEAKS OF #COP26 PANEL - STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL PANEL LINK COMING SOON ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 —From Sophie Lambin, @solambin "Climate Avengers take on COP26! Amidst all the noise and activity of #COP26, there was one event that really stood out for me. Young climate leaders gathered from around the globe for a surprise session The New York Times’s bewitching Conference of the Trees, to discuss the future of leadership in the climate movement. They exposed the systems and circles that place too much emphasis on single, iconic leaders, and not enough on the benefits of more diverse and well-distributed leadership models. We have been blinding ourselves, it seems, to the value of true representation, which simply cannot be borne from a single figure, no matter how charismatic. Leaders’ who are BIPOC or who have disabilities are often denied the recognition that ‘famous people’ receive by default. Does the climate challenge need celebrities, or diverse and inclusive voices to secure a fair and healthy future? The speakers condemned a widespread refusal, in our societies, to recognise the power of collective leadership, highlighting a tendency towards divisiveness, misrepresentation and exclusion. On the contrary, they argued: collective, coalition-led leadership is most conducive to the intersectional thinking that the climate challenge requires. Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate, Malala Yousafzai, Tori Tsui, Viviam Villafaña, Daphne Frias, Dr Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig D.Sc. h.c. and Dominique Palmer made it clear that they want their messages shared and spread - not fetishised and attributed to a single climate mascot on the global stage. We need urgent and radical systems change, they concluded. We must not let ourselves become overwhelmed by the many challenges and difficult conversations ahead. We must draw upon each other’s strengths, find our inner Avenger, and do what we can, together. Because everything we do is enough, so long we’re not acting alone."
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Tori Tsui is a climate justice organiser, and (environ)mental health advocate from Hong Kong. She co-founded Bad Activist Collective and Pass the Mic Climate. She is a facilitator in Unite For Climate Action and the organising group - Stop Cambo. She has a Himalayan Persian cat called Pom whose image she makes into stickers which she sends over text message. She describes Pom as an icon of the climate movement. She recently sailed across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the climate think tank “Sail to the COP”. She is currently writing a book on the intricacies of climate grief in the youth movement. @toritsui_ @badactivistcollective
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Malala Yousafzai is a girls' education advocate. She is a UN Messenger of Peace and co-founder of the Malala Fund. At the of age 11, she became an activist and started fighting for her right as a girl to go to school in Swat Valley, Pakistan. She works to ensure every girl can have access to safe, free, quality education. In her free time she stays up late talking to her friends and she dreams about the beautiful rivers and mountains in her hometown. She has never skipped school...except once to meet with Greta! And her favourite sitcom is Blackadder. She won the Nobel peace prize in 2014. @malala @malalafund
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Daphne Frias describes herself as a disabled climate justice organizer from West Harlem who is passionate about raising awareness on the intersection of disability and climate. As a public health scholar, she is a fierce advocate for ending environmental racism. She is a self proclaimed Tiramisu expert who keeps a running list of her favorites and who - she says - spends WAY too much time watching Harry Styles in concert. She is the former New York State Director of March for Our Lives. And she helped organize New York City’s climate march last autumn. @frias_daphne
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Dominique Palmer is a climate justice activist and organiser in Fridays for Future International. Her activism is focused on mobilising people for the climate, organising climate strikes and various international actions and campaigns, including utilising music and creative means to outreach to people. She was noted in Forbes 2020 Top 100 UK Environmentalist List for her work. She campaigns for bold and systemic action from global leaders, and is a speaker on environmental justice. She believes in finding joy in every day things, loves kpop and has 25 plant children which all have names. @domipalmer @fridaysforfuture
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Viviam Villafaña is a young indigenous woman from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. In 2020 she sailed across the Atlantic until Covid-19 stopped her. But a global pandemic wasn't enough to prevent her from spreading her and her community's message. When she was sailing with “Sail for Climate Action”, she got sick quite often, and said she developed the super power of puking while having deep conversations at the same time. She is part of a project called "Unite for Climate Action", which started as an inclusive vision within decision-making spaces such as COP26. She is also part of the Cabildo Arhuaco Magdalena-Guajira in Colombia and an incredible climate justice activist at @pactoxelclima. @gunagu54
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Vanessa Nakate is currently on the cover of Time magazine under the title - The Activist. For a long time she was the sole protester to stand outside the parliament gates of Uganda. She wrote an incredible book called, "A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis." She started the Vash Green Schools Project which promotes renewable energy in schools. She makes incredible TikTok videos. She has said she struggled with shyness but has overcome it to start protesting every Friday for the climate. @vanessanakate1
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Mya-Rose Craig is an environmentalist campaigning for equal access to nature with her charity Black2Nature, highlighting the need to prioritise the rights of indigenous peoples in the climate justice movement. In her book, "We Have a Dream," she highlights 30 young environmentalists of color from around the planet. She goes by the name Birdgirl online, but because of all the scars she has on her arms from handling Geese - her friends call her “Goosegirl”. At the age of 17 she became the youngest person to see half the world's bird species, and the youngest Briton to receive an honorary doctorate. @birdgirluk @officialblack2nature
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Greta Thunberg has described herself as a true nerd at heart. She is a climate & environmental activist from Sweden who is active in the "Fridays For Future" movement, which is an international, intersectional movement of students striking for climate change. She identifies as being on the autistic spectrum which she calls her superpower. @gretathunberg @fridaysforfuture
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Amanda Gorman set the US on fire at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. She is the country's youngest and first ever youth poet laureate and plans to run for president in 2036. Swipe to watch "Earthrise" ♥️🌎 @amandascgorman
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Time to suit up — choose your hero 🦸‍♀️ Full link of NYT Cop26 panel dropping soon, keep an eye out 😉
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I say this with no exaggeration, there is no doubt in my mind that we witnessed a piece of history at @cop26uk in Glasgow. I would feel honoured to be in the presence of just one of these women individually (they are all actual superstars who are quite literally making the world a better place) - but to be with them altogether - was almost overwhelming. I felt a bit like I was in the presence of the female Avengers assembling before The Battle of Earth! However, as I have spent time with them over the last few weeks, I've realised they are also just ordinary women committed to taking extraordinary steps, for the better... So in these next few posts, I will introduce them by giving you the extraordinary and the ordinary, because it’s important you know that they consider everyone that cares about this issue - one of them and I have seen that in real time. They really believe it’s not individuals like us that can change things - it is small, synchronized actions and changes we make together en masse that can change the world. ♥️
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I’ve scattered some of my favourite books related to climate activism around Glasgow in honour of launching #COPBookFairies. This launches this weekend nationwide with over 300 books! Follow #COPBookFairies to see where they are popping up. E xx 🧚‍♂️🧚🏻‍♀️🧚✨✨✨
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“Your optimism will never be as powerful as it is in that exact moment when you want to give it up” — @amandascgorman
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"I think it would be really catastrophic if the developed nations of the world, the more powerful nations of the world, simply ignore these problems. Do we say: "Oh, it's nothing to do with us" and cross our arms? We caused it. Our kind of industrialization is one of the major factors in producing the change in climate. So we have a moral responsibility, even if we didn't cause it, we would have a moral responsibility to do something about thousands of men, women, and children who've lost everything. --- Every day that goes by in which we don't do something about it is a day wasted." -Sir David Attenborough for BBC @davidattenborough Picture by: Alex Board #COP26 #attenborough
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Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt 1977 🌞 •The Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt were built in 1977 on forty acres in Great Basin Desert in northwestern Utah• “Initially there was no alignment between Land art and environmentalism. Many early Land artworks actively damaged the land. Holt was one of the first artists to use outdoor art as a platform for environmental activism. She introduced ideas central to environmental protection, conservation, and stewardship that were not initially central to the art movement.” — The Art Story “Time” is not just a mental concept or a mathematical abstraction in the desert. The rocks in the distance are ageless; they have been deposited in layers over hundreds of thousands of year. “Time” takes on a physical presence. Only ten miles south of Sun Tunnels are the Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the few areas in the world where you can actually see the curvature of the earth. Being part of that kind of landscape, and walking on earth that has surely never been walked on before, evokes a sense of being on this planet, rotating in space, in universal time ... I wanted to bring the vast space of the desert back to human scale." — HOLT, NANCY. "SUN TUNNELS." ARTFORUM VOL.15, NO.8 (APRIL, 1977).
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#REPOST from @unclimatechange — The difference between 1.5°C, 2°C or 3-4°C average global warming can sound marginal. In fact, they represent vastly different scenarios for the future of humanity. The frequency of disasters, the survival of plants and animals, the spread of diseases, the stability of our global climate system and - ultimately - the possibility for humanity to survive on this planet hinge on these few degrees and percentages of degrees. Today, we still have the chance to meet the 1.5°C goal mentioned in the Paris Agreement. We can still protect ourselves from the worst climate impacts and shape a healthier future. But we are rapidly approaching irreversible climate tipping points. This is why the climate conference #COP26 - which is kicking off in less than two weeks in Glasgow - is so important for the global fight against climate change. Countries must conclude outstanding items regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement and lay the ground for a transformational decade of climate action in the 2020’s. #ItsPossible #GenerationRestoration #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #ParisAgreement #SDGs
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@cop26uk - The nations of the world are due to meet at the summit in Glasgow to try to agree far-reaching action on climate change! Swipe for a helpful overview 🌎🌍🌏
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Organizations like Fridays For Future are joined with students and activists who are creating global protests outside of their local parliaments and city halls. FFF started in August 2018 when 15 year old @gretathunberg started a school strike where she sat outside Swedish Parliament every day demanding that measures be taken on the climate crisis. This movement has inspired millions across the world to take action. MAPA: Most Affect People and Areas, is a faction of FFF that focuses on the communities suffering the most at the hands of Climate Change. MAPA focuses on intersectional activism as the spearhead to create tangible change in our world. ”Intersectionality is not only a philosophical idea or a word, but it is also shown with little actions every day, it’s about rights and how we need to be careful. How we have to think and act with intersectionality - and not only post and talk.“ --- Lorena Luiza MAPA activist from Brazil Check out @fridaysforfuture and @fridaysforfuturemapa and visit their website to find out how to get involved. Give a follow to some of the tagged activists in the post, who are changing our world! ❤️❤️❤️
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"My drawings explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility in the landscape, allowing viewers to emotionally connect with a place you might never have the chance to visit. I choose to convey the beauty as opposed to the devastation. If you can experience the sublimity of these landscapes, perhaps you'll be inspired to protect and preserve them." -- Zaria Forman at TED Talks Live, November 2015 @zarialynn we love the work you do 💙