💔 #repost@natgeo ・・・ photo by @mmuheisen | 21-month-old afghan refugee anna rahmoni sleeping under a mosquito net outside her family's tent in a camp north of athens. nobody leaves their home unless they’re forced to leave their home. -
“since 1990, the world has cut child mortality in half—a truly stunning feat. but behind that statistic are stories like anna’s. she reminds us that our work is far from done. every child, everywhere, deserves to live a life that is healthy, safe, and full of potential.” – @melindafrenchgates
✨💚💫 #repost@bbcnews ・・・this giant land painting covers 5,000 square meters in a geneva park. it's environmentally friendly, made with biodegradable paints with natural pigments. french artist saype (@saype_artiste ) sees the little girl as a symbol of generations from the future. she drops origami boats into lake geneva, as a message of hope to the world.
photos: epa/valentin flauraud #art#artist#landart#artistsofinstagram#switzerland#bbcnews
✨ #repost@bbcnews ・・・ a former police officer, sam pulia, wipes away a tear at the national 9/11 memorial in new york city on the 17th anniversary of the attacks. nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorists hijacked four planes to fly into targets in new york and washington dc. tap the link in our bio to see a timeline of how the tragedy unfolded, and the events that followed. 📷: brendan mcdermid/reuters
✨ #repost@annehathaway ・・・ i found myself outside a fire station ceremony first thing this morning and have been unsuccessfully trying to put my feelings into words since. i can think of no better way to describe what i am feeling than robert schwarzman has done here, and so it is my bittersweet pleasure to share his thoughts with those of you who may not have already read them.
i was living in nyc and attending the new school in september 2001. i stayed at a hotel in soho the night of september 10th, and woke up to the news that a plane had hit one of the world trade center towers. the news didn’t know what to make of it and began to speculate. then news of the second plane was announced and it was more clear what had taken place. i walked outside the hotel, turned towards downtown, and could see the two smoking towers in the distance. i accompanied the hotel staff to pickup some extra flashlights and batteries at the local market. when i returned to the hotel, the buildings were no longer standing.
the feeling around nyc that resonated and sustained for months following this event was one of pure and genuine connection. everything and everyone felt so in tune and in sync, like you were standing with strangers who felt no different than your family.
i’m currently in nyc and walking these streets 17 years later is bringing this all back. it’s surreal to think that this monumental event actually happened and how much time has passed. thinking back to that feeling of unity, i can’t help but think about this feeling of separation and division that plagues our country right now. i believe there’s more love than hate in us, more connection than division, more friends than enemies. i want to believe it shouldn’t have to take events like this to get to this place of connection, that it’s always present when we want to embrace it. it’s hard to keep things in perspective once the dust settles, but memories and history continue to remind us of the beauty we’re capable of.
today we remember as a city, as country, and as a planet.
in a blistering column, the post's sally jenkins writes of saturday's controversial u.s. open final featuring serena williams and naomi osaka: chair umpire carlos ramos "took what began as a minor infraction and turned it into one of the nastiest and most emotional controversies in the history of tennis, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him." tennis great billie jean king has also come to serena's defense, saying: "when a woman is emotional, she’s 'hysterical' and she’s penalized for it. when a man does the same, he's 'outspoken' and there are no repercussions. thank you, serena williams, for calling out this double standard." a link to sally jenkins's column is in @washingtonpost bio. (photo by danielle parhizkaran/usa today sports)
"serena’s excellence comes with the ability to imagine herself achieving a new kind of history for all of us," wrote claudia rankine, in her 2015 essay on #serenawilliams, tennis and black excellence. revisit her words at the link in the @nytmag bio.