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Lauren Paul

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  • This is incredibly profound. Please read the whole thing. It was written by @scottwoodsrules. The words "Racism" and "Racist" feel scary for a lot of people, like an attack, because most loving, kind-hearted human beings assume it means you hate people. Racism is so much deeper than hate. These words by Scott Woods are so important.
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    This is incredibly profound. Please read the whole thing. It was written by @scottwoodsrules. The words "Racism" and "Racist" feel scary for a lot of people, like an attack, because most loving, kind-hearted human beings assume it means you hate people. Racism is so much deeper than hate. These words by Scott Woods are so important.

  •  5,000  36  12 hours ago
  • White mothers and fathers, heres an action step for the start to the week. Take a look at your kids toys and dolls today. What color is their skin? My daughter just turned 2 and is just now getting into dolls. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about her young, pure heart and mind and how young these conversations need to start. I then realized that none of her dolls are black. Racism is engrained into our childrens hearts and brains at such a young age, both overtly and subtly. Lets commit ourselves to giving them an expansive, inclusive lens. Dolls are one of childrens first deep associations with other human beings. Whos welcome inside their home? Our children ARE the future.
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    White mothers and fathers, heres an action step for the start to the week. Take a look at your kids toys and dolls today. What color is their skin? My daughter just turned 2 and is just now getting into dolls. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about her young, pure heart and mind and how young these conversations need to start. I then realized that none of her dolls are black. Racism is engrained into our childrens hearts and brains at such a young age, both overtly and subtly. Lets commit ourselves to giving them an expansive, inclusive lens. Dolls are one of childrens first deep associations with other human beings. Whos welcome inside their home? Our children ARE the future.

  •  19,000  524  2 days ago
  • WHITE PEOPLE (Im talking to myself too)! DO AND LEARN something right now. And dont stop. . Please feel free to add important resources to the comments if you dont see them here.
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    WHITE PEOPLE (Im talking to myself too)! DO AND LEARN something right now. And dont stop. . Please feel free to add important resources to the comments if you dont see them here.

  •  20,000  335  3 days ago
  • Thank you Story for introducing me to the most pure love Ill ever know. β™₯️ Thank you mamma @debrakparsekian for showing me the way.
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    Thank you Story for introducing me to the most pure love Ill ever know. β™₯️ Thank you mamma @debrakparsekian for showing me the way.

  •  23,000  120  3 weeks ago
  • Ahmaud Arbery. Know his name. He was 25 years old. His mothers name is Wanda Cooper. She gave birth to him on Mothers Day. He had an older brother and an older sister. He was the baby in the family but in his mothers words "He was his brother and sisters keeper." He loved @kingjames and @kobebryant. He was an incredible football player. He always said "Thank you" and always said "I love you" to his mother when he left the house. Sports and fitness were a huge part of his life. Wanda said "If it wasnt drenching rain, Ahmaud ran. He ran every day. He was a runner." The whole neighborhood knew he was an avid runner. He had a humble and gracious spirit. . These are all words Ahmauds mother, Wanda, shared in a recent interview. Watching that interview shattered my heart for many obvious reasons but one that I cant shake was her temperament as she talked about her beloved son and what she has discovered since he was murdered while jogging in their neighborhood. It is a heartbreaking reminder of the fact that black mothers and fathers in this country live their lives with the guttural knowledge that their sons could be executed at any moment if theyre not "careful." You can feel her quiet numbness to a life lived with that reality beating in her mothering heart. I refuse to accept that this will continue to be a part of our nations story. @sophiabush said it perfect, "SPEND YOUR PRIVILEGE." Spend time with his smile. Read this story. Look at the faces of his murderers. Demand #justiceforahmaud. I put some action steps in my story.
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    Ahmaud Arbery. Know his name. He was 25 years old. His mothers name is Wanda Cooper. She gave birth to him on Mothers Day. He had an older brother and an older sister. He was the baby in the family but in his mothers words "He was his brother and sisters keeper." He loved @kingjames and @kobebryant. He was an incredible football player. He always said "Thank you" and always said "I love you" to his mother when he left the house. Sports and fitness were a huge part of his life. Wanda said "If it wasnt drenching rain, Ahmaud ran. He ran every day. He was a runner." The whole neighborhood knew he was an avid runner. He had a humble and gracious spirit. . These are all words Ahmauds mother, Wanda, shared in a recent interview. Watching that interview shattered my heart for many obvious reasons but one that I cant shake was her temperament as she talked about her beloved son and what she has discovered since he was murdered while jogging in their neighborhood. It is a heartbreaking reminder of the fact that black mothers and fathers in this country live their lives with the guttural knowledge that their sons could be executed at any moment if theyre not "careful." You can feel her quiet numbness to a life lived with that reality beating in her mothering heart. I refuse to accept that this will continue to be a part of our nations story. @sophiabush said it perfect, "SPEND YOUR PRIVILEGE." Spend time with his smile. Read this story. Look at the faces of his murderers. Demand #justiceforahmaud. I put some action steps in my story.

  •  23,000  279  3 weeks ago
  • This Mourning Dove and two little ones have been growing on our porch for the last few weeks. She was here last Spring too and with her hard work, sent eight new tiny wings out into the world. Weve been very careful to build a quiet, peaceful sense of trust with her. When she first laid her eggs, her wings would contract if we walked outside near her, so we took note and adjusted our routine, not to stress her out. Now, she doesnt even flinch when we sit close to her. This morning, Aaron and I were having coffee next to them. About 30 minutes into conversation, Aaron noticed the papa bird perched on the roof, watching us. A few minutes passed and he was still there, watching. Aaron had a thought. What if he isnt watching, hes waiting? "Lets take our coffee downstairs and let them do their thing. I think he wants to fly over here," Aaron said. We walked inside and closed the door and seconds later, that papa bird flew right over to the nest to do whatever essential papa bird thing he had to do, clear of the humans. It was such a simple thing but it gave my heart a thud. How different would the world look if we took time to listen and coexist with other living things, big and small? To choose not to crush the spider. At the very least, surely some more deep thuds of the heart.
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    This Mourning Dove and two little ones have been growing on our porch for the last few weeks. She was here last Spring too and with her hard work, sent eight new tiny wings out into the world. Weve been very careful to build a quiet, peaceful sense of trust with her. When she first laid her eggs, her wings would contract if we walked outside near her, so we took note and adjusted our routine, not to stress her out. Now, she doesnt even flinch when we sit close to her. This morning, Aaron and I were having coffee next to them. About 30 minutes into conversation, Aaron noticed the papa bird perched on the roof, watching us. A few minutes passed and he was still there, watching. Aaron had a thought. What if he isnt watching, hes waiting? "Lets take our coffee downstairs and let them do their thing. I think he wants to fly over here," Aaron said. We walked inside and closed the door and seconds later, that papa bird flew right over to the nest to do whatever essential papa bird thing he had to do, clear of the humans. It was such a simple thing but it gave my heart a thud. How different would the world look if we took time to listen and coexist with other living things, big and small? To choose not to crush the spider. At the very least, surely some more deep thuds of the heart.

  •  16,000  403  1 month ago
  • can you hear us out there moon? do you see us? does our earth look at you with longing as you taunt her with your uncomplicated, barren landscape? does she whisper to you about the days when her and her guests lived in harmony with each other, before the humans came and took such deep advantage of her? does an unconditional motherly love overcome her as she confides in you her willingness to feed and shelter her children in spite of their abuse? does she seem sad and lonely? moon, tell her were sorry. tell her we love her. tell her were trying. that were learning and growing and that we will do our best to protect her. tell her thank you. for our air and our food and our views. for sunsets and trees and waves and thunderstorms and mountains and sunflowers. for our whole lives. and keep her company out there, will you? . #earthday . πŸ“· @jedidiahjenkins
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    can you hear us out there moon? do you see us? does our earth look at you with longing as you taunt her with your uncomplicated, barren landscape? does she whisper to you about the days when her and her guests lived in harmony with each other, before the humans came and took such deep advantage of her? does an unconditional motherly love overcome her as she confides in you her willingness to feed and shelter her children in spite of their abuse? does she seem sad and lonely? moon, tell her were sorry. tell her we love her. tell her were trying. that were learning and growing and that we will do our best to protect her. tell her thank you. for our air and our food and our views. for sunsets and trees and waves and thunderstorms and mountains and sunflowers. for our whole lives. and keep her company out there, will you? . #earthday . πŸ“· @jedidiahjenkins

  •  7,000  77  1 month ago
  • Missing all of you humans so much! You are all so special to me! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ πŸ“· @kennyjamez
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    Missing all of you humans so much! You are all so special to me! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ πŸ“· @kennyjamez

  •  11,000  77  2 months ago
  • Drawn by @sandrianarts Sandy Parsekian, Barcelona Spain. Sandy is my aunt. I grew up visiting her in Spain, getting to know that beautiful country as a home away from home. Shes an incredible artist and she has creatively inspired me my entire life. I love you and miss you so much. Thank you for sending this to me today for #quarantineandcreate β™₯️ If you want to DM your art to me during this time, please post it in your story and tag me, that way I can just re-post it. Its a bit of a challenge to screenshot, copy and paste everything. Post your art to your story with your name, age, location, some words for humanity and tag me.β™₯️ We are in this together. I dont know what the future holds. I feel like Im living in a tide. Waves of confusion and sadness and fear and then appreciation and gratitude and love and then back to sadness and so on and so forth. Thinking about how all of this is affecting humans all over the world. Their mental health, their physical health, their job security, their families etc. I just wanna say, I love you. I feel you as my own brother or sister. In the depths of the anxiety and uncertainty, I know one thing for sure. When this is all over, we will look each other in the eyes with a deeper sense of connection, understanding and love. All of humanity finally has one common goal. When we walk down the streets again one day, and we smile and nod at each other, we will just know.
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    Drawn by @sandrianarts Sandy Parsekian, Barcelona Spain. Sandy is my aunt. I grew up visiting her in Spain, getting to know that beautiful country as a home away from home. Shes an incredible artist and she has creatively inspired me my entire life. I love you and miss you so much. Thank you for sending this to me today for #quarantineandcreate β™₯️ If you want to DM your art to me during this time, please post it in your story and tag me, that way I can just re-post it. Its a bit of a challenge to screenshot, copy and paste everything. Post your art to your story with your name, age, location, some words for humanity and tag me.β™₯️ We are in this together. I dont know what the future holds. I feel like Im living in a tide. Waves of confusion and sadness and fear and then appreciation and gratitude and love and then back to sadness and so on and so forth. Thinking about how all of this is affecting humans all over the world. Their mental health, their physical health, their job security, their families etc. I just wanna say, I love you. I feel you as my own brother or sister. In the depths of the anxiety and uncertainty, I know one thing for sure. When this is all over, we will look each other in the eyes with a deeper sense of connection, understanding and love. All of humanity finally has one common goal. When we walk down the streets again one day, and we smile and nod at each other, we will just know.

  •  3,000  43  2 months ago
  • Story, Age 2, Los Angeles, CA, March 15th, 2020. Ive never felt our fragile humanity more. Ive never felt so much a part of the whole. We are in this together. . Ive been thinking about ways in which we can exercise our brains and connect with each other during this time. We have been self-quarantined for the last few days (as EVERY person should if you are in a position to do so. It is your civic duty and likely will be required in the near future at the rate we are going.) While we were painting today, I felt inspired to try something. I want to post someones art and words once a day while we are all going through this together. As we social distance and quarantine, lets get collectively creative. Paint, doodle, write poetry and ideas down, create SOMETHING. This is a great thing to practice if you are parents with kids out of school! I wonder what the energy of our collective creativity can do. . DM me something you paint, draw, write or create during this time and I am going to post them every day. Include your name, age, where you live, the date it was created and some short words you want to share with your fellow human beings and I will include that. . At the very least, hoping this will spread some love, some ideas and make us feel more connected and less alone. 🌎🌏🌍 #quarantineandcreate
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    Story, Age 2, Los Angeles, CA, March 15th, 2020. Ive never felt our fragile humanity more. Ive never felt so much a part of the whole. We are in this together. . Ive been thinking about ways in which we can exercise our brains and connect with each other during this time. We have been self-quarantined for the last few days (as EVERY person should if you are in a position to do so. It is your civic duty and likely will be required in the near future at the rate we are going.) While we were painting today, I felt inspired to try something. I want to post someones art and words once a day while we are all going through this together. As we social distance and quarantine, lets get collectively creative. Paint, doodle, write poetry and ideas down, create SOMETHING. This is a great thing to practice if you are parents with kids out of school! I wonder what the energy of our collective creativity can do. . DM me something you paint, draw, write or create during this time and I am going to post them every day. Include your name, age, where you live, the date it was created and some short words you want to share with your fellow human beings and I will include that. . At the very least, hoping this will spread some love, some ideas and make us feel more connected and less alone. 🌎🌏🌍 #quarantineandcreate

  •  12,000  196  2 months ago
  • @westworldhbo SEASON III premiere is TONIGHT! This was from the screening of the first episode a couple weeks ago. How much has changed since. I hope this gives you all something exciting to look forward to. Its SUCH a mind bending, visceral, sexyyy season. @aaronpaul you blow me away as usual. Being the person who was with you when you came home every day and night from that set (most of the time somewhere between 3am-8am), I know how exhausting and intense it was, and what a beautiful family they have created. Im SO proud of you. For anyone who thinks this industry is just fancy and carefree, these people work SO hard, with the most insanely grueling hours. It can be very isolating, lonely, physically and mentally draining, topped off with a global microscope. From the first billed actor to the writer to the script supervisor to the grips to the transpo, PAs and crafty, the time, sacrifice, care and commitment it takes for these human beings to ENTERTAIN US is immense. Art and entertainment are some of our most important reliefs and sources of inspiration during trying times. Bravo to Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, pictured here. Such fearless leaders and creators. BRAVO to all our planets artists and creators. WE APPRECIATE AND THANK YOU πŸ™πŸ» β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ»
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    @westworldhbo SEASON III premiere is TONIGHT! This was from the screening of the first episode a couple weeks ago. How much has changed since. I hope this gives you all something exciting to look forward to. Its SUCH a mind bending, visceral, sexyyy season. @aaronpaul you blow me away as usual. Being the person who was with you when you came home every day and night from that set (most of the time somewhere between 3am-8am), I know how exhausting and intense it was, and what a beautiful family they have created. Im SO proud of you. For anyone who thinks this industry is just fancy and carefree, these people work SO hard, with the most insanely grueling hours. It can be very isolating, lonely, physically and mentally draining, topped off with a global microscope. From the first billed actor to the writer to the script supervisor to the grips to the transpo, PAs and crafty, the time, sacrifice, care and commitment it takes for these human beings to ENTERTAIN US is immense. Art and entertainment are some of our most important reliefs and sources of inspiration during trying times. Bravo to Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, pictured here. Such fearless leaders and creators. BRAVO to all our planets artists and creators. WE APPRECIATE AND THANK YOU πŸ™πŸ» β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ»

  •  7,000  68  2 months ago
  • Ive shared a lot about my incredible father over the years. About what a wonderful dad and human being he is. As a lot of you know, he is running for Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial seat #150 in our upcoming primary election on March 3rd. PLEASE VOTE FOR @tomparsekian! Hear me when I say, this man is as good as it gets. He is kind, compassionate, honest, fair and truly one of the smartest and most well educated people I have ever encountered. He has been a veteran trial lawyer and mediator for the last 30 years, dealing with complex cases in every corner of the law. I always watched him fight for the underdog. And perhaps more importantly, I experienced a father who was so dedicated to his family. Present for EVERYTHING while running a law firm which is such a high stress, time consuming job. Every single night growing up, he sat in between my sister and my twin beds and gave us each one of his arms and we both held his hand to fall asleep every single night. He is the poster #girldad and always has been. I am so inspired by your heart for public service Dad! Any goodness in me comes from you! LETS HELP BRING INTEGRITY TO THE BENCH AND VOTE FOR @tomparsekian seat #150!
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    Ive shared a lot about my incredible father over the years. About what a wonderful dad and human being he is. As a lot of you know, he is running for Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial seat #150 in our upcoming primary election on March 3rd. PLEASE VOTE FOR @tomparsekian! Hear me when I say, this man is as good as it gets. He is kind, compassionate, honest, fair and truly one of the smartest and most well educated people I have ever encountered. He has been a veteran trial lawyer and mediator for the last 30 years, dealing with complex cases in every corner of the law. I always watched him fight for the underdog. And perhaps more importantly, I experienced a father who was so dedicated to his family. Present for EVERYTHING while running a law firm which is such a high stress, time consuming job. Every single night growing up, he sat in between my sister and my twin beds and gave us each one of his arms and we both held his hand to fall asleep every single night. He is the poster #girldad and always has been. I am so inspired by your heart for public service Dad! Any goodness in me comes from you! LETS HELP BRING INTEGRITY TO THE BENCH AND VOTE FOR @tomparsekian seat #150!

  •  8,000  82  3 months ago
  • Ummmmmmmmm Im in love.
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    Ummmmmmmmm Im in love.

  •  19,000  99  3 months ago
  • I love you more than love. β™₯οΈπŸŒ™πŸŒ»
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    I love you more than love. β™₯οΈπŸŒ™πŸŒ»

  •  48,000  165  3 months ago