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@JaneMarieChen says she’s the mother of 300,000 kids. As the co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations (based in San Francisco), she’s helped that many premature babies stay warm and healthy with her company’s low-cost incubators. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She’ll never forget the story of a 2-pound baby boy who was left on a street in Beijing. Thankfully, an orphanage found and kept him in an Embrace incubator for 30 days. “And he survived,” says Jane. “Now he lives in Chicago. He’s the most exuberant little boy you could ever imagine: he plays violin, he does Tae Kwon Do… I get updates from his mom all the time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jane and her team lived in India for four years, spending time with mothers in remote villages who lost their babies because they couldn’t get to a hospital. Her hope is that their incubators can save millions more in developing countries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ICYMI, we’re celebrating badass San Francisco women all month long. Stay tuned for more. #WomensHistoryMonth

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer @DeanneFitzmaurice began her career at @SFChronicle covering sports, during a time when there weren’t many women on the sidelines. Sports photography changed her approach entirely, but what she was really interested in happened off the field: showcasing athletes as real people.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There was a turning point in my photography: I had a moment with Barry Bonds.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I was photographing him one day and he glared at me. I asked him, ‘Barry, do you have a problem with me photographing you? Are there some boundaries I should know about?’
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “And he paused. I was pretty nervous because I didn't know what he was going to do, but he says, ‘No, I don't have a problem. What's your name?’
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From that point forward, he let me into his world.”

This #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re paying homage to some strong women who call San Francisco home — women who’ve paved a path for themselves, women who’ve broken down barriers, and women who’ve made this city a city of creativity and fulfilled dreams. Entrepreneur Giulietta Carrelli is Trouble. She’s the founder of @troublecoffeeco, a wildly popular coffee shop in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco — a foggy, tight-knit enclave near the ocean. Before starting Trouble, she experienced bouts of homelessness, but she was good at making coffee and could talk to anyone. Giulietta’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder made it tough to hold a job... so she created her own. Trouble is more than a business — it’s a means of survival and stability for the mother of two.
On the early days of Trouble: “We had no money, so we lived off tips. I had this Czechoslovakian artist puppeteer guy who was taking a shower with soap in the ocean, and I went up to him and I was like, ‘Do you need a job?’"
Mural for the San Francisco Arts Commission by artist Jeff Canham.

For #InternationalWomensDay, Lyft board member and senior advisor to President Obama, @ValerieBJarrett, shares the places that made her who she is today. From the National Portrait Gallery to the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, these are the places that have inspired, humbled, and helped strengthen her resolve to help make a difference in local communities across the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I take great pride in saying, ‘Women of all generations are getting involved — but particularly the younger generations,’” Valerie says. “Because so often times, they don't feel empowered and they wonder what can they do. Right now, they know what they can do, and they're getting involved.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📸: Nat’l Portrait Gallery & Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument / @kellybellphoto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📸: Washington Monument & Nat’l Statuary Hall / @abpanphoto

What’s your favorite thing about living in Atlanta? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“The diversity. There's probably a handful of places in the United States where there are Black people that do very well. There’s a lot of diversity of thinking.”— Malcolm, @McraeUniversal, Lyft driver, Driver Advisory Council member

You’ll probably find Atlanta nightlife legend, @DJWallySparks, at this Black-owned hot dog joint just outside the perimeter in Smyrna. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“There's so much more opportunity to make things happen here, and more resources. Coming from a place like Chattanooga, when you say, ‘Hey, man, I want to be a DJ as a career,’ a lot of people don't get it. I come down here and say that, and I have like 10 people that are actually doing it that can tell me what I need to do to make it happen.” — Wally Sparks

You hear a lot of trap music bumping out of car stereos in Atlanta. Part art gallery, part interactive exhibit, the Trap Music Museum shows where this music comes from — the lifestyle, the sometimes painful consequences, and what it really means to escape the trap. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“The art addition to the museum ... showcases rappers in a nontraditional way. You only see rappers in this type of trap culture — you see that in music videos or at concerts or on your radio station. You don't necessarily see that in an art space or an art gallery. [The Trap Music Museum] brings in all types of people who have a love for art, who have a love for culture, Atlanta, the city, as well as the trap music,” says Antwanette McLaughlin, curator and CEO of The Spice Group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Trap Music Museum is open to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Last fall, an Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to rename Confederate Avenue to United Avenue. A number of historic streets across the city are also under consideration for renaming as cities in the South re-evaluate how they remember the Civil War.
“I think it's actually a good thing [to rename Confederate Ave.]. But at the same time, if it's just gonna be a smokescreen or a mask just to make somebody feel better, you might as well leave it.” — Jeremiah, Lyft driver

Through public art installations all over Atlanta, Monica Campana, Executive Director, @LivingWallsATL, gives the spotlight to the city’s unique and underrepresented voices.⁣

“As a curator and as a woman of color, I want to make sure that I am including — and handing the mic — to people that deserve to have their voices heard through art.” — @MonicaXCampana

Here, the all-women Living Walls production crew poses with artist @Hopare1 in front of their latest installation downtown, "#SymphonyATL." Learn more about @Hopare1’s piece at @livingwallsATL.

“If someone told me they hated me, I would still say I love you.” — Marcus, Lyft driver, on handling racism ⁣

We’re here in Atlanta chatting with Lyft drivers, gallery managers, DJs, and all kinds of folks who make Atlanta … Atlanta. Follow along to hear what they have to say.⁣

Drag queen @BrigitteBidet on Atlanta’s drag culture: ⁣

“Atlanta has a legacy of drag — old pageant queens and fire performers and Charlie Brown’s cabaret. Back when you used to have to have a boy name to be a drag queen, or wear three articles of male clothing [to avoid getting arrested]. It goes back to that really cool, underground, aversive time, and that’s really inspiring.⁣

“And I get to work with some of those queens, trying to keep that legacy alive of Atlanta as a hub for drag or queer culture — because Atlanta has the south all around it. … People come here as a place to be themselves, which is good.” — Josh, @BrigitteBidet, dancer, drag queen

“I think hip-hop has naturally become the soundtrack for a lot of people growing up [in Atlanta]. It has also lent a lot of cultural cachet to this city … And I think Atlanta has had a lot to do with this sea change in our perspective of what popular music really is.” — Christina Lee, hip-hop journalist

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