Image source: National Geographic (2016) It's with much contentment to announce that China has finally banned ivory. Chinese authorities announced this decision one year ago, promising that by the end of 2017 they would close all ivory business and implement a ban. Now it is officially so! Elephant populations declined at an alarming rate from … Continue reading Ivory Victory in China
With the last day of 2017 finally here, I wanted to share the 10 most popular posts of 2017 published on StayBlooming.com. It has been an extremely pleasant year of learning, growth, and establishing this blog. I witnessed myself stay true to this passion and realized the potential writing honestly can have. I'm planning on … Continue reading Top 10 Posts of 2017
Today marks the first day of the winter season. Astronomically speaking, the winter solstice is when the sun is furthest from the Northern hemisphere making today the shortest day and longest night. Here is to three months of keeping ourselves warm, new wishes, and scurrying across snowy streets. Namaskar.
Women are taking the forefront, once again, for equality! On January 20, 2018 the Women's March Alliance will be rallying up at Columbus Circle in New York City. With sister marches happening across the United States, you can definitely find something more or less local to you by visiting this list of Facebook events. This … Continue reading Women’s March on NYC 1.20.18
Looking to show love and compassion this holiday season? I found this great website that helps you to find volunteering opportunities and/or find organizations that work for the greater good in New York City. Initiated in 2009 after Barack Obama encouraged more volunteerism in our country, New York City became the first "City of Service" … Continue reading NYC (and more) Service Opportunities
As a humanitarian, I stand for the equal treatment transgender folks. I stand with the friends, families, and loved ones who support them. I give this moment to remember those who were following their own desire to be who they wanted to be... and were taken too soon from their destiny. Kendra Marie Adams ⋆ … Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance