PLAYING FOR CHANGE | Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Inspiring street performers work on changing the world with music...
This is from the documentary and multimedia movement created to Inspire, Connect and bring peace to the world through music. Check out this medley of Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay by different street performers from around the world as they make this song their own. #playingforchange #streetperformers
PLAYING FOR CHANGE | Gimme Shelter
From the documentary & Multimedia movement created to Inspire & Connect... Rolling Stones 'Gimme Shelter' performed by different street artists from around the world making this song their own. #playingforchange
Brandon Stanton moved to New York in 2010. As an amateur photographer, he was fascinated by the crowds of characters throughout the city. He began to take street portraits of the people he met and share them in an album on his timeline named, Humans of New York.
As his photos started to gain a following, he created a Facebook Page that started a movement. There are “Humans of …” Facebook Pages for nearly every major city in the world, while the Humans of NY photographer himself is something of a celebrity on the streets of New York.
Brandon’s Facebook community of more than 2.3 million people is more than just an audience. Together, they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and have propelled Brandon to become a New York Times bestselling author after he published a book of his work in 2013.
Browse through past Humans of New York photos on Facebook and like the Page to see more in the future: facebook.com/humansofnewyork #humansofnewyork
"Your gender shouldn't determine whether you get an education"
Tirunesh, 15 Ethiopia
Girl Rising will inform you and it Inspire you.
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls education. The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. Each girl's story was written by a renowned writer from her native country.
By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Using the power of storytelling, leveraged through partnerships, to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. These stories are told with the help of celebrated writers and renowned actresses such as Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Selena Gomez.
If you want to get involved with Girl Rising go to: http://girlrising.com/
Credits: GirlRising.com CNN.com
Here is a link to Girl Rising Blog - http://girlrising.com/blog/ #girlrising
I stumbled across this story first on the internet, then of all places on Good Morning America - Linsday Bottos is 21 years old and a senior at Maryland College of Art. Even though in this story she focuses on the incredibly rude and hateful comments people post about her selfie's online, this story is about so much more and at it's heart is truly inspiring.
"Stark illustration of the contrast between
cowardice and bravery"
She's the young woman turning cyber-bullying on its head.
Maryland College of Art senior Lindsay Bottos, 21, was so sick of the cruel anonymous comments about her selfies, that she decided to fight back.
Instead of hiding from the hateful messages, the photography student gathered them – and turned them back against her tormenters. In a compelling and artistic plea for change, she's layered images of herself with the devastating words. "I've always gotten anonymous messages that were really hateful, especially comments about my appearance," Bottos said. "I've basically been screen-grabbing them and saving them for something, and decided to do a project."
The project serves as a stark illustration of the contrast between cowardice and bravery. Appropriately, she called her creation, "Anonymous." Bottos' decision to put a spotlight on those ugly comments – even at the risk of public humiliation – has generated a rush of positive commentary. She hopes her project will help girls maintain their self-esteem, especially given online attacks.
"I think that we really should be concerned with women's self-esteem, especially girls and women online," she said. "I think it's so important, and if this project can help the way girls are treated online and help anyone with their self-esteem at all, I think that's amazing."
Clinical psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere said the Internet exposes peoples' dark sides. "More than anything, there's really no consequences to the things that are said. You can be ugly, you can be very inappropriate, you can say the rudest, most horrible things and you don't have to pay the price. You have the cloak of invisibility," Gardere said.
By ABC News | Good Morning America
Author - Producer, Director & Photographer Chris Bavelles
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