Here are some infographics to show how we advanced for an equal world, but we still have a long way to go…
Happy Women’s Day
Hello my friends, I will be taking a break until February, where I will have lots of interesting things to share with you.
I would like to thank you for all your support so far and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013, full of fun, love, success and peace.
Take care and see you soon!!!
P.S. In the mean time, if you miss the happiest cow blog, you can always come back and have a look at your favorite post. 😉
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.
A Mo Sista is essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues and much needed funds for men’s health along the way.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their Movember journey throwing their own Movember parties or attending one of the Gala” Partés held around the world to stand tall and celebrate the moustache.
The story of a boy named Caine and his cardboard arcade captured the hearts of people across the Internet.
9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, and invited the world to play.
CAINE’S ARCADE GOES GLOBAL
Here is the followup film to Caine’s Arcade. The followup film tells the story of what has happened in the 5 months since the original film was uploaded, including the birth of the Imagination Foundation and the launch of the Global Cardboard Challenge.
Athletes revel in two-mile celebratory trip through London.
It was “mindblowing”, it was “crazy”, it was “insane”. The athletes who brought home 185 medals and inspired hundreds of thousands of people to flood the streets of London struggled to find the words to describe a celebratory trip of just under two miles that was the end of a rather longer journey for most of them.
It was, as London mayor Boris Johnson put it – in a show-stealing speech on the Mall that again left the prime minister, David Cameron, in the shade – the “final tear-sodden sundering climax” to Britain’s Olympic summer. ‘You brought this country together.’
Well done! 😉
Today marks the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. King stood before the Lincoln Memorial Center to deliver some of the most iconic words in our country’s history. More than 250,000 people eagerly listened as the voices of Mahalia Jackson and Joan Baez rang throughout the Lincoln Memorial.
In a time where discrimination and hate-crimes provoked the unthinkable, Dr. King stood before America and reminded an entire nation to dream. Often known by scholars as the “most important moment in civil rights history,” his words forever pressed upon us a hope for freedom and a world united in love rather than fear.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
If you are anything like me, you were glued to your TV in early August, watching with excitement as athletes all over the world competed in the Olympics. This year, British Track and Field athlete Mo Farah is one of those competitors who wowed the world. He made Olympic history by winning two gold medals in the 5,000m and 10,000m races and the athlete says, “I won the second gold on Saturday night and it became a blur after that. It all went crazy. I was so over the moon that I felt like I’d never come down.”
Farah is known as the UK’s finest ever distance runner and the world has quickly fallen in love with such an inspiring athlete. Mo Farah Running Away From Things is a blog described as “a tribute to team GB’s double olympic gold medalist Mo Farah for being a true Olympic legend and inspiring a nation.” The site was bound to happen, I mean Farah’s expression as he won the 10,000m finals is evidence of an insanely excited and stunned man who worked insanely hard to have these dreams come true.
His expression, digitally captured at the perfect moment, has fans across the world creating funny, good-natured images of Farah, running away from things including a sea of brides, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie Ghostbusters, and all kinds of other inventive scenes. Any ideas are welcome as long as they are a friendly tribute to Farah’s Olympic success.
2012 Summer Olympics kicked off with a huge Opening Ceremony in London’s new Olympic Stadium, an event watched on television by an estimated 1 billion viewers. Performances paid tribute to British heritage and culture, from agrarian beginnings through pop culture successes like the Beatles and J.K. Rowling. Contingents from more than 200 nations marched in the athletes parade, and the evening was capped off by the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron, a performance by Paul McCartney, and a huge fireworks display. Collected below is just a glimpse ceremony, as the 2012 Olympics are now underway.
In the UK alone, there are over 100,000 large scale billboards currently on display. While many of these gigantic ads are entertaining and engaging, there are many who would rather not be shouted at from every corner about something they “should” want or “should” be. Enter the Brandalism project.
Inspired by the guerilla art of the 20 th Century along with the Dadaists, Situationist and Street Art movements, the UK based crew behind the work you see here have hit 33 billboards in 5 cities, repasting them with subversive art and graphics which comment on our consumer culture. The massive project is the result of 8 months of work and planning, followed by an advert plastering road trip through the country; editing and developing on the fly.
In placing these subversive pieces the group is actively reclaiming outdoor space while challenging the authority and legitimacy of the advertising industry. In the process their work acts as a bold, controversial and thought provoking demonstration which will certainly spark plenty of conversation about how we want our cities, towns and countryside to look.
The collaborative project, which takes its name from little known writer Sean Tejaratchi and subsequently Banksy’s latest book ‘Wall & Piece’, sees 25 artists from 8 countries coming together to share their talents in such diverse disciplines as street art, graffiti, illustration, political art, photo montage and culture jamming. Further help for the project came from representatives in the arts, community, activists, third sector and academic networks… making this one very well organized and supported project.
Expect more in the near future as the group works towards their goal of reclaiming 50 billboards.
You can find out more at brandalism.org.uk.
Yoko Ono is using Twitter and Instagram to make a Film of World’s Smiles.
In 1967, Yoko Ono publicly shared that her ultimate goal in filmmaking is to create a film which includes “a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world.” Forty-five years later, she can now easily turn her visionary project into reality through #smilesfilm, a worldwide mass participation photography project that uses social networking and media platforms Twitter and Instagram.
Ono’s ambitious project calls on people around the world to participate in her project by uploading images of themselves smiling and including the hashtag #smilesfilm, which then collages all entries in the official project website.
“People from cities and countries around the world can freely upload their smiles by mobile phone and computer to the world and its people. Each time we add our smiles to #smilesfilm, we are creating our future, together. Give us your smile! I love you!”