Thank you for one of the most peaceful protests we’ve seen in a very long time. Thank you to everyone who made signs (on recyclable and reused materials) and thank you to all the parents who stood beside their little ones. This strike/protest matters. You matter. Our world matters. “One love, One heart, Let’s get together” and make this right!
Some of my favourite photos:
All photos ©Safreena Rajan
People of all walks of life attended this rally from very young to young at heart and all people in between. The human family was well represented today. Well done Vancouverites!
Kudos to the VSB for “Letting” kids skip school to attend. I get the feeling though, that the majority of the 100,000 people in the downtown core would not have asked permission.
The Earth is in trouble people. Let’s not leave it in the hands of those who clearly don’t care.
Thank you to everyone in every city, province, state, nation, country who walked or who supported those who walked today. Shout out to the Policeman who directed traffic using his sandwich and coke bottle as sign posts for traffic to follow! (Unfortunately I couldn’t get a pic, but I’m thankful I live in a place where the police have our safety first in mind and can make us laugh.) And thankful I live in a place where signs like this result only in messages being delivered and more cardboard being recycled!
Thank you to the Climate Strike Team, Fridays for the Future, Greta Thunberg and all the lovely people who, like me, have been fighting this fight for years. There is much to be done. Today was a fantastic start!
Hello fellow Earthlings!
Wishing all my Canadian neighbours from coast to coast to coast a brilliant and beautiful “Kanata” day!
Although we have much work to do, we should give thanks for living in one of the best countries in the world. A country that didn’t begin with colonisation or European settlements. It began when the first-ever migration over the Bearing Sea land bridge brought the first settlers who would eventually become our First Nations Peoples.
We owe much to those intrepid souls and we have so much to learn from them. Thank you for sharing your “Kanata” so that we could become Canada. ❤
To the Toronto Raptors, the NBA Champions and Eastern Conference Champions, I say: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I join others in condemning this barbaric, brutal and senseless attack.
My prayers are with the victims and their families. May they all be granted Jannat ul Firdos. Ameen.
Peace, love and blessings to all of you ❤
There’s a little too much crazy goin’ on in the world right now isn’t there? Every time we turn around, there’s a new political scandal, a new story about how someone we revered or respected has had his/her true nature revealed, some country has been bombed or some entity is trying to harm another. All the while, our planet is in dire straights.
With all this crazy, how are we supposed to take time to reflect upon what’s important? How do we “stop and smell the roses?” Truth is, we must. We simply must. If we do not, there won’t be roses left to smell. Take care of your health- without this, none of the rest of anything matters. Take care of the people you love. Without them, your health may decline.
There’s so much crazy goin’ on right now, that if we don’t stop and take an inventory of what really matters, things are just going to get weirder and weirder and more nonsensical. Yes, our planet needs our help, so let’s help; let’s all plant more trees. Let’s every one of us (all of you who read this) just plant two little trees and grow them with love and patience and watch what happens. Let’s all help someone who needs it. Get to know someone whose views differ with yours. I’m quite positive that in the course of discourse, you’ll find we are all human after all. Differences be damned.
Let’s all find a way to be kinder to ourselves and those in our immediate environments. Then let’s be kinder to our environment as well. Let’s even try to save an animal or two on the endangered species list- before they end up legends in fairy tales. We are all guardians of this beautiful planet- not its owners. “Nature always repairs her ravages,” said George Eliot. Let’s not give her any more reasons…
Yes, there is so much going on. How do you stop the chaos? You can’t.
But you can take a deep, yoga cleansing breath (or three) and become witness. Then, you can remedy.
Have a wonderful week!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the wake of this senseless attack.
Stay strong beautiful Kenya!
I am so inspired by youth all across America and elsewhere who are showing world leaders what real change and real action look like!
Thank you for your courage, your heart, your energy!
“Here’s to strong Women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
Happy Women’s Day!
This past year has seen some incredible developments …
We’ve seen the absolute devastation of certain countries and certain peoples around the world. We’ve seen western media prejudice its audience with their incorrect ‘viewpoints’ about Muslims and Islam. We’ve seen an insane tyrant in the White House grow even more inane and juvenile with each passing day.
We’ve also seen the “comeuppance” of many an individual who thought it was alright to stand in the way of, and abuse, many a person. We’ve seen the phenomenal growth of the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements. We’ve seen Black Lives Matter grow and grow and grow. We’ve seen interfaith conversations and multi-faith gatherings bring peace to a divided world. We’ve seen women (Finally) standing behind other women, having their backs, saying “I hear you,” and “I’ll fight for you,” and most importantly, “I believe you.”
We’ve seen what happens when women with common purpose and very powerful determination come together. This is what changing the world looks like. That it had to come about as a response to horrendous abuses of power and privilege is unfortunate. That it’s here now is necessary. It’s universe-shifting; it’s the answer to the prayer of every woman who has found herself in the situation of “who will believe you?”
To every man and woman out there who participates in misogyny, I say to you: Times Up.
To every man and woman who support, stand by, love, and believe, I salute you. I honour you. I embrace you. I thank you.
To all the people who make me stronger, better, more – to say thank you is a monumental shortfall. I shall say it anyway: Asante Sana! Thank you. Merci Beaucoup. God Bless.
Happy International Women’s Day to all the phenomenal women of our little blue planet!