I love graphic novels for their ability to turn a single speech bubble into a thousand words. One of my favorites is Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. It teaches a powerful lesson surprisingly through minimalistic monochromatic illustrations that flawlessly add color to a dark subject. Satrapi humanizes those of the Middle East and helps readers realize the harsh reality of those fleeing a country raided by war. It sickens me to say that there’s been a upward surge towards xenophobia. Many are taunting the media with false representations of immigrants. Yet, the images we choose to place in front of ourselves and our children can help reverse this cultural distortion because well— sometimes pictures speak louder than words. 💬
There’s a party in the lobby! (I should have gone to an HBCU.) This was a very fun and entertaining experience. I need more live theater in my life. #DrumLineLive#Philly#MerriamTheater
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"The sweet is never as sweet without the bitter," Izzy's mom said of her long journey while Izzy sat next to her on stage and talked about wanting to go to space someday, and watching Frozen tomorrow. Tonight was the 13th @alexslemonade Lemon Ball, and it's such a big event but it is all about those little moments, those tomorrows that happen because of life-saving research, the bitter and the sweet. Thank you to everyone who came out tonight 💛
I’ve always been a @tjmaxx girl. I started shopping here when I was a teenager, and still shop here ALL the time. So when they asked me to take part in their #Maxx50Challenge, of course I said YES! We found so many goodies for under $50, and I was most excited to score an adorable pair of flats for $17! Watch my stories to see our adventure through the store. (Johannes and my niece kept it interesting!😜) Be sure to check out their brand new location on Market Street in Philadelphia! #ad
Lets call this sentimental Saturday. I took this photo in Philadelphia in September 2010. The building was closed but I took this shot through the window from outside. It’s pretty incredible the history of this bell. This bell was made in 1752 and here I was in 2010 taking a photo of it. Just imagine the care, respect and effort to keep this bell safe for 258 years. And it’s still there today in 2019. So much history, so much respect. I’m in awe just revisiting this photo I took on that calm night in Philadelphia in 2010. #history#libertybell#philadelphia#pennsylvania#nostalgia#americanhistory#cityofbrotherlylove#philly
idk how u can stand being my best friend. i was really geeking at every store we visited. thank u for spending the day w me in york on monday. it meant sm to know i had someone to be bored w. i love u so so much sami.