Brita Fernandez Schmidt @britafs
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Earlier this week I had the honour of welcoming over 120 friends of @womenforwomenuk to the @goodman_gallery in London to see @shirin__neshat fantastic exhibition ‘Land of Dreams’ and to hear her in conversation with @loubuck01 Her work is extremely moving and I recommend a visit to the gallery if you haven’t seen her exhibition yet. Her words were equally so. She spoke so clearly about how she juggles the juxtapositions within her, how she feels torn between opposites, whether that is dark and light, or political and personal. Her sincerity, vulnerability and sharp insight were just utterly inspiring. I am convinced there is nothing more powerful than acknowledging the confusion that is part of our lives, where we try to make sense of contradictions, or as Shirin described it - making sense of our outer and inner worlds. Because when we hear others confide, there is a moment of recognition that brings comfort to our own struggles. I didn’t know what Shirin would talk about, but as I was thinking of introducing our work just briefly, I couldn’t stop thinking about the statistic that there are 71 million displaced people right now in the world, and over half are women. I kept thinking about how easily we state these figures and how hard it is to actually stop and think about what it means to be displaced….if you want to know more, watch this brief video.
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Excited about life ❤️ Excited about the @shirin__neshat exhibition I just saw @goodman_gallery 💥 Excited to be wearing my favourite jacket 🌈 I love excitement! You wake up in the morning and you never know what might happen and isn’t that exciting???
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💥I am so excited to share this short video from Stylist LIVE LUXE about @wom@womenforwomenuk campaign #MessageToMySister - @StylistMagazine Visit @womenforwomenuk to find out more
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SAVE THE DATE📅! It’s 3 months to go until the most exciting event of the year! @wom@wom@wom@womenforwomenuk fifth annual #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale returns to Brewer Street Car Park, Soho on Saturday 16th May 2020 👗👠👜. ⁠ ⁠ Hosted by @alexeaglestudio @eagletta and The Store X, in partnership with @THEOUTNET and supported by @ds_uk, you’re all invited to an afternoon of exceptional fashion and beauty at discount prices, all to benefit women survivors of war. ⁠ ⁠ Sign up to the @womenforwomenuk newsletter today to be the first to know when early bird tickets (at a discount rate!) go on sale 🎫🎫🎫. ⁠ ⁠ Join top designers, style influencers, celebrities and @womenforwomenuk Ambassadors for a day of glamorous guilt-free bargain-hunting for a great cause! Browse show-stopping boots filled with pre-loved and past season designer clothes, accessories, bags and shoes. As a sustainable and ethical alternative to fast fashion this is the circular economy at its best. ⁠ ⁠ Visit @womenforwomenuk to find out more and get involved in the chicest car boot sale ever! Can’t wait to see you all there!😍 Design by @venetiaberry
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How do you feel when you get a message of love, encouragement and hope just for you? And how would you feel if this was from someone on the other side of the world who you might never meet? I know I would feel so deeply grateful and moved - not just because of the lovely message but because it would show me how much love and humanity there is in this world! Well that is exactly what the @wom@womenforwomenuk #messagetomysister campaign is all about!!!! Since we launched 2 years ago, we collected over 3,000 messages of solidarity and support, which we hand delivered to the women we serve around the world. You can get involved TODAY Women in conflict-affected countries are faced with unimaginable challenges but your personal message can really make a difference. You can let them know that, despite the distance, they have the strength of a global sisterhood behind them. I have personally seen the impact a simple message can have, when I delivered some of your messages to women in Iraq, DRC, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nigeria. Seeing the smiles on their faces and hearing what the messages meant to them was priceless. Besima from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who received one of the #Mes#MessageToMySister postcards shared: “Dear Sister, thank you for the card. It means so much to me. I will fight to achieve all that I desire”. Get involved in our #MessageToMySister campaign by requesting your postcard today and receive it in time for International Women's Day! You have until the end of today to request your physical postcard. Afterwards you will be able to send your message via our website. Go to @womenforwomenuk to find out more 💞⁠.
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I had the best evening today. Emma was in London for a meeting and so we had dinner together - such a treat to catch up in this way... YAY feeling so happy!!! And the food @caravanrestaurants was delicious!! #motherdaughtertime #preciousmoments 😍
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Oh what a night!!! Yesterday the incredible @jomanoukian hosted the 3rd #sheinspiresme Dance for @womenforwomenuk and dance 💃 we did!! And singing 🎤 with the incredible @lulukc Over 250 wonderful women had fun in the Bloomsbury Ballroom with the fantastic dancers from Jo’s Dance! Forever grateful to everyone who bought tickets to support women survivors of war!! Thank you! Photos by Oliver Rudkin
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We are doing it again!!! The #she#sheinspiresme Carboot sale for @wom@womenforwomenuk hosted by @eagletta @thestoresdotcom with headline sponsor @theoutnet We had our committee meeting this morning and we are excited because it is going to be even bigger and better this year!! Mark your diaries 16th May! Tickets go live two months before. Follow @womenforwomenuk for more info. And if you want to get involved and donate clothes etc let us know! Super happy to have @ds_uk on board this year! 🚗 Btw the jacket I am wearing I got at last year’s Carboot sale.... 🧥 🌷 #ittakesacommunity #carbootsale #sheinspiresme #womenforwomen
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