I didn’t actually set out to start making films. I’d say the real beginning was taking in what I saw going on around me on set, & then starting to learn how to apply it in other parts of my life. For instance: my Mum nervously would be getting ready for her job interviews, & knowing I knew how to apply makeup after so many hours of watching other people do it in the makeup chair, we made it our ritual that I would do her face before any of her important occasions.
Then filmmaking itself started by making love letters to my friends. Whether it was styling them, or producing photoshoots for their websites or headshots for their businesses - I loved helping out. Selfishly sometimes I also did it because I just wanted them to see all the beauty I saw in them that they never seemed to get.
Then over time I started assisting a friend running sound on set. Then, very slowly I started working behind the camera (It hurt my back so much at first ????). Then I got involved in editing. Now here I am, sharing my first go at directing something.
I couldn’t have done it without the friends I could be vulnerable enough with to show that I didn’t know what I was doing & to ask for help from every step of the way. To these people (you know who you are) you have literally made a mark on my life & I hope I always get to make things WITH you. Thanks for believing in me.
@emma_webstah this is my love letter to you. As a woman I always found the idea of living alone terrifying… & when you told me you had been living in the garage above your studio to dedicate yourself to what you really wanted to do despite everyone’s “good and well intentioned advice” - was when I knew I wanted to make my first tiny film about you. I just instantly wanted to try & capture who you were & the importance of your work. That's what feels so beautiful about directing to me - you get to fall in love!
Thanks for being so cool Emma. Your work, writing & being inspires me so much. I feel so grateful to have friends like you that I just hope I can keep up with courage-wise. Thanks for being as excited as I was about cookie dough for lunch on the shoot day. And you rock that jumpsuit. E
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We are asking you to join us in signing a treaty to end the expansion of Fossil Fuels. The link to the treaty is in the bio. Please sign it. Please share it. Please read the slides provided that further explain what it is.
And then hopefully, like us, get righteous about it. Get angry about it. Let it break your heart. Let it motivate you. Let it inspire you to action. Because what we are asking you to participate in is a non-partisan issue. It is in fact a universal issue. It is the loss of our home. It is the loss of our futures. There is no one person immune from this problem.
It does however, affect everyone in different ways. It is unfortunately an issue that must be SYSTEMATICALLY changed, because those who are without resources cannot afford such a transition on their own. There is just only so much we can do individually. But what we can ALL do to help - is start here.
Join us in adding your name to the treaty.
Your voice is powerful.
Our voice is powerful.
“Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink. We face a stark choice: either we stop it - or it stops us. It’s time to say: enough."
- UN Secretary General António Guterres
“We are currently on track for at least a 2.7 C hotter world by the end of the century — and that’s only if countries meet all the pledges that they have made. Currently they are nowhere near doing that.”
- Greta Thunberg
"I hope you can appreciate that where I live, a 2 degree world means that a billion people will be affected by extreme heat stress. In a 2 degree celsius world - some places in the global south will regularly reach a wet bulb temperature of 35 degrees celsius and at that temp, the human body cannot cool itself by sweating... We don't believe you. We don't believe that banks will suddenly put trillions of dollars on the table for climate action, when rich countries have struggled since 2009 to raise the money for the world's most vulnerable countries.”
- Vanessa Nakate
WOMEN IN STEM & THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Good news ladies, the digital economy is a goldmine of opportunity (with higher paying salaries!), and it desperately wants more women to join force. Karlie Kloss @karliekloss is one powerhouse who recognizes this and has created the very successful Kode With Klossy Program @kodewithklossy ????????????????
But to further explain (and encourage!) why women should be involved in building the digital economy - here is some key information!
“Solidarity does not assume that our
struggles are the same struggles, or that
our pain is the same pain, or that our
hope is for the same future. Solidarity
involves commitment, and work, as
well as the recognition that even if we
do not have the same feelings, or the
same lives, or the same bodies, we do
live on common ground.” —Sara Ahmed
I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good ????
Custom Emojis paired with various
Return to Hogwarts themed hashtags on Twitter are now available - allowing fans to shout out us actors returning for the special along with all their favorite characters from the Harry Potter Films! Can’t wait to see you all soon!
#repost from the brilliant @laura_bates__
Swipe for some helpful information about how to support women in the workplace ????????????????
#men #maleallies #maleviolence
#feminism #women #womensday
“What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.” — Gilles Deleuze
“Whose Hand?” By Portia Zvavahera ????