A flower for Na’omi by Alissandra Seelaus
A flower for Juliana by Nargol Arefi
A flower for Ruth by Deanna Staffo
A flower for Christiana by Nancy Liang
A flower for Lugwa by Vikki Chu
A flower for Naomi by Kelly Lasserre
A flower for Mary by Kirsty Hambrick
A flower for Awa by Joyce Hesselberth
A flower for Saratu by Mathilde Aubier
A flower for Confort by Seo Kim
Tribute illustrations commissioned for each of the 180 kidnapped Nigerian girls whose names are currently available to the public. Nearly 300 young women are still missing. A summary of what has happened can be found here.
Blooms of Nigeria is not a charity but if you would like to help, we highly recommend donating to organizations such as Girl Rising, which provides services to help provide education to girls all over the world
Blooms of Nigeria is a collaborative art project organized and curated by illustrators Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton. All work is copyrighted to their respective owners.
A Palestinian vendor plays with balloons at the market in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2014. During normal times, families in Gaza would be busy now with preparations for Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Traditionally, children get new clothes, shoes and haircuts, and families visit each other. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
How odd, I can have all this inside me
and to you it’s just words.
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King (via kushtrimthaqi)
I’m not a One Direction fan, but this made me happy.
In the world we live in today, celebrities have more power and influence over the people, especially the youth. So it’s great when they use the fan-base they have to support and promote important matters.
Thousands of Gaza residents who fled the violence streamed back to devastated border areas during Saturday’s 12-hour humanitarian truce to find large-scale destruction: fighting pulverized scores of homes, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. In northern Beit Hanoun, even the hospital was badly damaged by shelling. Across Gaza, more than 130 bodies were pulled from the rubble on Saturday, officials said. In southern Gaza, 20 members of an extended family were killed before the start of the lull when a tank shell hit a building where they had sought refuge. (Sources: 1, 2, 3)
Pictures from Beit Hanoun & Shejaiyah during a pause in the bombing by Israeli forces:
1. A general view of destruction in the Shejaia neighbourhood. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
2. Palestinians carry belongings they find at their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)
3. A Palestinian man looks staggered after seeing his home destroyed, while visiting the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP)
4. Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses in Shejaiyah neighbourhood. (Khalil Hamra/AP)
5. Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)
6. A mare and her foal walk along the debris of destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
7. Palestinians survey the damage in Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)
8. Children wait for their parents, who collect belongings from their destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)
9. A general view of destroyed buildings after Israeli attacks in a part of the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
10. Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)