KSENIA’S GONNA BE ON GOOD DAY NEW YORK
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE RECORD THIS?! (i’m a canadian)
If people are going to start reposting this right away I’m seriously going to get annoyed. You don’t do the work of digging up these wonderful photos so please use the reblog button. It’s much appreciated.
Today is an amazing day. When I was a little girl, I was happy to see my grandfather giving flowers to my grandmother, and my dad giving flowers to my mom. Even I got flowers and thought, “what a good day to be a girl!” As I grew and matured, I had the honor of meeting many wonderful, talented and generous women who helped me love this day even more.
About a year ago, I learned about another extraordinary woman: Iris Sipolski, a mother who gave up her dreams to fight for her son Kurt’s life as he suffered through the agony of polio in the 1940s. Through Kurt’s book,Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother, I learned about a time when this horrifying disease was killing thousands of children. I immediately felt the need to take a stand and help spread awareness among my generation which, like me, has little knowledge about this devastating disease. As an artist whose instrument is story telling, I have made it my goal to develop a film to shed light on this profoundly moving story. The more I learn about how polio still affects the world today, the more determined I am to continue to fight.
It was amazing to see that there were only 223 cases last year, compared to an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988. Today, polio mainly exists in just a few final reservoirs in Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio because of the women who work fearlessly in far reaches of the world to end this crippling disease forever.
Women play a key role in frontline vaccination and social mobilization efforts, and are essential to gaining the trust of local communities. They often have to work under extremely dangerous conditions, including the threat of violence. During immunization campaigns, thousands of female volunteers and frontline workers, known as Lady Health Workers, go door-to-door to deliver the polio vaccine to millions of children. By going into homes and talking to mothers, female health workers are able to reassure worried parents about the safety of vaccines. In places like South Afghanistan, where cultural norms prevent men from entering homes, female vaccinators often make the difference between a closed or opened door.
Read the rest here on Huffington Post Canada
Everyone needs to watch this if they haven’t. I cried. I don’t think there is a single person who can’t relate to this, I know I do. We may have bruises, cuts, and scars all over our bodies, and sometimes they’re a reflection of how we feel inside, and that is where the biggest pain can lie. Like a weight that is invisible yet heavier than any object. Treating people right is what’s best for everyone. Remember one word can mean one life. Sometimes you might not understand certain things about people, but that doesn’t you can’t try to and listen. And don’t judge. A little research also, and you can learn a lot. We all have the potential to be better people, and make the world a better place. I hope you guys can take something from this.
Ksenia and Anna looking adorable in the next episode!
You can buy Kenzi’s dress previously posted, directed from here