Spring's back, let's get positive!
1. Thando Hopa and the power of being together
When working with image and aesthetic, your eye is constantly looking for different, unusual, unique, captivating angles, shapes, colors, and textures. That's how we stumbled on one of the most magnificent model: Thando Hopa, a woman with albinism.
To most of us, it's completely and utterly inconceivable that individuals with albinism would endure persecution and prejudice. In Tanzania, they are even hunted by witch doctors, who believe they possess mystical powers.
Hopa told Grazia, in 2013: “I now realize that I have a platform to inspire young girls, and as someone who never had a role model who looked like me when I was growing up, I now hope to be able to show that albinism can be beautiful and is just another kind of normal.”
And before we show you the video, we'd like to add that calling a person "albino" can be offensive. Instead, we should refer to them as people "with albinism". We're happy to have found this article about it on the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH).
Not the most viral video, yet it's our favourite of the month (the storytelling aspect might have sold us).
2. The Oldest Yoga Teacher
98 years old and she has better moves than most of us, in our thirties and early forties. She's a true inspiration. Let's finish the day with some yoga mat moves, peeps!
3. Canadian Tire's heart-warming Commercial
Don't you just love purchasing your products and services from companies who stand for a better world? There are a few companies that we admire for their social implication (we'll share them with you sooner than later).
Canadian Tire is a pretty big corporation and we're happy to witness and encourage all their efforts to improve children and athletes' situation.
This commercial's slogan is "When The Best Of Us Steps Up, Our Nation Stands A Little Taller." And in our tumultuous times, we'd like to replace Nation with the Whoooooole Wide World.
(The link was disabled on Facebook so Youtube will do.)
Moving huh?! Doesn't it remind you of a Spanish animated film that went viral on Facebook, just a few years ago? It's called "Cuerdas" (in English, The Little Ropes - free translation). If you haven't seen it yet, watch it below. :-) It's not available for free anymore, but you should definitely watch it. It's less than 3$ and it'll allow this talented crew to keep on creating. :-)
(And yes, subtitles in English are available)
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