Blog Post #92
Today, I am sharing some quotes and videos that I feel have important messages that we should all take to heart.
Listen as photographer Angélica Dass speaks, in her Ted Talk, about her inspiring portrait project, Humanæ. In this personal talk, Angélica speaks about her experiences with discrimination and colour-bias, which inspired her to record “the beauty of human skin in every colour” with a series of images, all of which had as a background derived from the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a small pixel sample of each subject’s face.
I love this quote by Nelson Mandela, from Long Walk to Freedom, 1994 — and I believe it is true.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.“
American Spoken Word artist, Prince EA is known for his oral art pieces and his Youtube videos on issues such as environmentalism, politics and sociological topics of the day. Watch his video, I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White, it might change your mind about the labels you use every day.
Rosa Parks had this to say:
The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute accepts people of any race. We don’t discriminate against anyone. We teach people to reach their highest potential. I set examples by the way I lead my life.
Wow! Now on Day 11, I have cleared out 66 items from my home. Most of them from the kitchen (STILL not done in there!) and counting! I may need to have an extra month to get all the “stuff” I don’t want or need out!
30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan (donated)
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl (donated)
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket (donated)
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl (donated)
Day 10 – Three tin cans + one large glass jar (no lid) (recycled) + one martini glass + one glass hanging terrarium+ one glass bell jar lid + one box of flood lights + one outdoor motion sensor (all donated) + one old bottle of glue (trashed)
Day 11 – Five mugs + two ceramic canisters (with lids) + one vinegar cruet + one milk frother + one small basket
Total: Sixty-six items