This morning I sat with a movie director, lawyer, doctor and accountant (all women). We spoke about feminism and gender equality (or the lack of) in Poland, what it's like working in heavily male dominated industries and the stigma of divorce over here. 👭
To anyone who wonders why I teach for free, this is why. Volunteering allows me to speak to some incredible people, people who I would never usually get a chance to meet in day to day life. 👩🔬👩🏫👩🚀
This programme in particular is full of strong and empowered women and I'm loving it 👩🎓👩⚕️👩🎨👩🎤👩🚒👩✈️👮♀️💂♀️
It's crazy to think how this city has changed so much from when I was a child. As a child these streets were not full of tourists, but lined by locals selling fish, wine, and vegetables. So I was shocked to see so many American tourists in town, but moreover the irony of the situation saddens me. I think back on the words of my parents, that as immigrants they were treated so horribly in the States. My mother as a Portuguese immigrant trying to learn English was constantly bullied and harassed. My father as a Puerto Rican faced almost endless discrimination and cruelty (they even made West Side Story to depict the huge rift between Puerto Ricans and White Americans at the time). 💔
I don't understand how so many Americans and people throughout the world can be so cruel to immigrants in their country, but than expect to visit the country of those immigrants and receive a warm welcome. I'm not saying this to encourage divisiveness, but for everyone to reconsider the beauty of globalization and diversity. Immigrants are usually hard working people who just want the best for their families. Isn't that something to admire and not hate them for?
I know that I'm proud to be the product of two of the most hard working selfless individuals in this world, who gave up their beautiful homes to give me a better future. I will always be thankful for their sacrifices. 👨👩👧👦💟
Siempre soy fiel a mis raíces 💞
Eu sempre sou fiel às minhas raízes!
Discovering the jetty in Penang 🇲🇾 - for the first time in 24 years!😂😱
My dad's side of the family moved to Malaysia 3 generations ago💃🏼, he studied and met my mum in the UK 🇬🇧 before moving to 🇭🇰 . So my grandparents and extended family are in Penang and I used to visit them every year - until I graduate university!⠀
But we never ever do much exploring, which is why when we finally did I completely fell in love 😍 with Penang! It's always funny how the closest thing to you is the one you know the least!⠀
I'd love to know more about you - tell me something about your family! #laughraveleat⠀
Sunshine and sea salt all day every day please. Really feeling the February blues today, but on the upside, it’s finally ankle jeans weather!! // Очень хочется на море, ну ооооочень! Лениво потягивать вкусный коктейль в тенёчке с обгоревшим носом, морские соленые волосы, униформа в виде пары шорт и одной и той же майки... приходи скорее Март, я готова!
Whimsical Wisteria 💜 Can we all agree that @saintaymeschocolates has one of the most Instagrammable store fronts in London? 😍 I have a feeling that this is the place you’ll be seeing on everyone’s feeds soon. Also the food is pretty darn lovely too, so if you’re ever around Marble Arch definitely pop in for a quick hot chocolate! ☕️ This photo is also getting me so hyped for the real wisteria hysteria in the city 🙊 I’ve never managed to get a shot so hopefully this will be the year! 🤞