Sheryl@mamajustice

Admire beauty everywhere without questioning your own 💚😊✌🏼🌍"Starve the takers & feed the givers" Neil Young

https://www.gofundme.com/help-christopher-dreams-come-true?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_title&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5

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Not only are certain animals on the verge of extinction but there's so many people trying to protect these precious babies. Often times these keepers use working dogs to help against poachers. Our current administration is such a shit show & simply cares nothing for these animals. ・・・
Photo by @amivitale. Yusuf sleeps with young black rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife). This was my first glimpse into the unwavering commitment of these keepers and the sacrifices they make to protect endangered animals. The calf he rested his head on was orphaned when poachers killed his mother and the calf was immediately moved to Lewa, about 50 miles away. Much needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife and the conflict between heavily armed poachers and increasingly militarized wildlife rangers. But very little has been said about the indigenous communities on the front lines of the poaching wars and the incredible work they do to protect these animals. They hold the key to saving Africa’s great animals.

I'm Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and I've spent the past 8 years discovering and documenting unique conservation efforts in northern Kenya that protect wildlife, people, and cultures alike. You can read my latest @NatGeo article: http://tinyurl.com/kvopc69 to learn about the first community owned elephant and rhino sanctuary in East Africa (@r.e.s.c.u.e)
@nrt_africa @tnc_africa @natgeo @natgeocreative
 @thephotosociety  #NRT #northernrangelandstrust #lewa #lewawildlife #savetherhinos #conservation #rhino #endangeredspecies #natureisspeaking #africa #kenya #magicalkenya #animals #safari #wildlife #photooftheday #photography #nature #seetheworld #bestdestinations #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by Jeffrey Conley 1969


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Me, the second it's slightly chilly in California #Imababy


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Keep On Rockin' In The Free World ~ Happy Birthday Neil Young 🤘🏼


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I firmly believe that when we get out of our own head & focus on something outside of ourselves, we can heal from almost anything. Please read below. Dearest Veterans, thank you for your service 💙
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Veterans suffering from PTSD now have options other than traditional treatment and medication. It's called wolf therapy. At Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, these veterans are getting back their nature. #VeteransDay


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It takes so very little to have a huge impact on people's lives ☮️
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Most of these children had never seen a skateboard before. Thanks to @7HillsPark, refugee children have a safe space to have fun.


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"I'll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you're actually doing things for truth's sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you're harmonizing with a greater power"- George Harrison 💙🕊️ freedom muse ​in 1970 by M​+C. Hayward


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Give this tweet an award 🥇


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"If you see beauty in something, don't wait for others to agree."


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Help a homeless teen get to college? $5 spent today (link in bio) can change this young man's life. Here's the story: The gentleman on the right heads up a group of army vets @808defibrillator_official who have been in Puerto Rico helping residents get water & vital supplies (what we see on the news isn't exactly accurate). This homeless teen on the left, Christopher, rode out Maria outside by himself. When the vets arrived, he attached himself like glue to help the vets reach people is very rural areas & get them supplies, filter water & repair roofs. His dream is to go to college & join the Army. This Campaign is to help Christopher move to Arizona with his vet dad, get his education & join up. Can you help out this selfless kid? Even $5 would be appreciated. Link in my bio 💙👌🏼
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This is my new son Christopher. He has been homeless and abandoned by his family since He was 16 and rode out hurricane maria alone. He aspires to be a helicopter mechanic in the army. My life goal is to mentor him like the father he never had. We will get him a proper education and get him enlisted. He leaves with me on the 20th and we will get him a small apartment that he can call his own so he can focus on the education he is begging for. Please pass this link around. It's very important to me. Please help us start a new life for christopher. https://www.gofundme.com/help-christopher-dreams-come-true #puertorico #hurricane #maria #rescue #assistance #help #donate #charity #relief #aid #damage #aftermath #america #medical #supplies #water #filtration #helicopter #plane #aviation #dog #pet #homeless #teen #gofundme #fundraiser


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Take what you need ☮️


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☮️ & ❤️


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When you need to get moving. This concert/movie was so stunning. I really hope he tours in 2018 🎶🎸
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Comfortably Numb
#davidgilmour Live at Pomeii 2017
#pinkfloyd


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Happy 67th birthday Tom. You are missed 💔
Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out, for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there

I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing #riptompetty


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Venice beach, I forgot how much I love you ❤️


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Sean tuning a smaller scale guitar for a little bebe whose world has been turned upside down by the Sonoma fires. Music, art & lots of love will heal ☮️ thank you @pudge_38 for the donation 😊


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Everything about these fires is devastating & heartbreaking. Set out water for the animals if you can 💔please


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Happy Birthday Sir 🙏🏼


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As a lot of you know, there are horrific fires burning just about an hour from me. 110 people are unaccounted for & so many families have lost their homes; elderly, new parents & everyone in between. I'm gathering supplies, pillows, sheet sets, blankets, diapers, tampons, toothbrushes (other person hygiene products) clothing (baby, children & adult), dog beds, cat / dog food, water, children's games & toys etc. I've secured a long bed truck to transfer whatever I can gather up to drop-off locations. I'm going either this Sunday &/or next Sunday. If you have anything you'd like to donate please DM. This photo was taken Monday morning on my way to work, as I said about an hour away.


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Earlier this morning, around 3 am, we woke up to a very strong smoke smell here in Martinez. Sean got up and went the back yard & then up and down the block convinced there was a fire within our neighborhood. There was small bits of ash floating in the air. We went back to bed only to wake up 2 hours later to the news of 60 fires about an hour from us. Santa Rosa & Sonoma county is near & dear to my heart. I started out with my sons in Santa Rosa when Ryan was just a month old. The planes with retardant couldn't start flying / dumping until morning light which gave the fires a huge head start. Blocks, farms & wineries were destroyed while people were sleeping and at their most vulnerable. People have lost everything. People have lost their lives. Within a minute, within an hour or within an evening, everything can change. Hold your loves close 🖤ps let's do better with the next administration & vote for people who believe in climate change


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Sometimes when everything is too awful, I'll tune into Bob Ross on Netflix & watch him paint. He used a wet on wet oil painting technique and he said some pretty brilliant things such as "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents" & "I guess I'm a little weird" among others. Watching him paint & listening to his soft spoken manner is very calming 🎨 Ross used to be in the military as a sergeant & said upon leaving that he never wanted to yell or be mean again 💙


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I've been coming here since I was 16 & getting buzzed on pocket change. I'm sad they had to move from their original location but the food & Irish coffees are still 👌🏼🍀


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I know this is a lot to read. It's just so beautiful & sincere. Safe travels to the next realm 💙 "Songwriting is everything"
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Tom Petty. One of the high priests of the Sonic Church of California. He wasn’t born there, but he planted so many songs there, it’s where his music takes place in my mind.
Musically speaking, California is a repository for dreams. Every great song and artist associated with it adds a patch to that sun-faded tapestry. The songs spark these visions, some of them memories, and some of them just seen for the first time in the music and revisited throughout the years. Petty was a major architect of the spirit that makes musicians want to flock to California and write their songs and live the life that both authors them and is authored by them.
Growing up a kid in suburban Connecticut in the late ‘80s, Tom Petty’s music was the only thing like it, both on the radio and on MTV. He made me believe in two things: that songwriting was everything, and that California must have felt like his music sounded.
It did. And it always will.
Musicians leave behind much more than records. They leave with us a shared dream space. A place we can continue to visit, even if after its creator is gone. Tom Petty’s California is my favorite California. It’s the one he painted both photo-real and abstract. It’s the one, like his music always portrayed, that straddles the dichotomy between proletariat and paradise; somewhere between the power lines and the palm trees, between Reseda and Malibu, between restlessness and ecstatic love.
A legend reaches the other side.
Rest In Peace


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For me, when nothing else makes sense, I latch on to one thing & try to process that way. My one thing is Tom Petty. I remind myself of my own strength with a lyric like "You can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down" Stay strong everybody, we're all we've got 🖤


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Thank you for everything 💔artists like you made days like today bearable. My heart goes out to his band mates who he's been friends with for over 40 years. They've lost their dearest friend. Cheers to all the music makers & partakers & rip to all the victims of terror in the world 🌎


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You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free
Run away, find you a lover
Go away somewhere all bright and new
I have seen no other
Who compares with you


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UPDATE: Rolling Stone, wiki & others have now backed off the news of his passing. However, journalism is confirmed dead ••• Fuck. A true original who helped us through the shit days. "The road & the studio are the only places I've ever felt completely ok" #tompetty


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Thank you to the folks who commented sweet things on my last post. "Subway's no way for a good man to go down
Rich man can ride and the hobo he can drown
And I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found" 🖤


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Dear @instagram I'm sorry but we must part ways. You have become @facebook lite. You have become the overlord of nipple viewing but you are unable to monitor hate. Your algorithms let me see small artists & vintage seller's wares 12 hours after they've posted / sold but yet a puppy getting a bath over & over again. You continue to collect information about me & show me ads I didn't ask for with photoshopped images (my grandma could do a better job). You changed when zuckerberg bought you & it's gone downhill from there. I will be returning to @Tumblr where no one cares what you might want to see


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Rules and models destroy genius and art ~ William Hazlitt 📷 by Sally Mann


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