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Piera Gelardi  Creative spirit ✨ Co-founder & ECD @refinery29 @29rooms Board Member @girlsclubny 🌹 Be the spark 💥 Live with heart ♥️ Turn it into art 🎨

It’s the final countdown... 8 weeks until we meet our little sweet pea!! Bubbling over with anticipation and excitement and nerves and just can’t wait to hold her and have baby snuggles. 🤗💗 Every time I hear her heartbeat on the sonogram, I’m struck by what a miracle she is. What miracles we all are.

I’m wearing black today because I stand in solidarity with all survivors of sexual assault. Whether recent or in the past, I stand with you. Whether reported it or not, I stand with you. ⁣⁣
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#BelieveSurvivors #metoo

This week, challenge your thoughts. You are not your limiting beliefs, your assumptions, and your inner critic. ⁣⁣ Thoughts and feelings are not facts. ⁣⁣
Notice when you think or say something about yourself that puts a constraint on you. Noticing is the first step.⁣⁣
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Notice when you make an assumption about what someone else thinks or intends. Did you ask them about it? If you didn't hear it from them, you really have no idea. ⁣⁣
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Notice when your inner critic pipes up. Gently acknowledge her but don’t give credit to what she tells you. ⁣

Posting this as much for myself as anyone else... I woke up feeling sick this AM and in full comparison/depletion/self criticism mode until I was like “whoa!”, took a breath, and decided to deal with my shit.⁣
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As someone who struggles with self doubt, I have a little trick to drown out the mean voice in my head. I created a 'reality check' folder on my phone... it's full of screenshots of texts, DMs, emails that remind me of who I am and what I mean to people. It helps to create a burden of proof that's greater than self doubt.⁣⁣
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xo good luck this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
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Art: @subliming.jpg

If you’re looking for a little inspiration this weekend, I have a #fantasyfieldtrip for you! @photovillenyc 📷 the huge annual photo festival (all housed in shipping containers) is happening this weekend under the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out the @gettyimages container — featuring women behind the lens (including some pics from your friends at R29 😊) and my loves @girlsclubny "Power of Pink" container. Plus tons of other great shows. 📸 When you’re done scoping out the exhibition, grab a snack at @foragersnyc or @thesmilenyc to go 🥪, park yourself in Brooklyn Bridge Park and revel in the views of downtown Manhattan. Before you leave, 🎠 go for a spin on the magical @janescarousel for a little nostalgia and meander through the park. BON weekend! ✨✨ Tag a friend you’re bringing with you. #photovillenyc

Dear @IvankaTrump, you don't follow me on social media. But as a public servant, you work for me. You’ve proclaimed yourself a feminist and a champion of women’s rights. Right now, you have an opportunity to fight for women and survivors. Use your access to demand that Professor Ford’s request for a full, fair, trauma-informed investigation by the FBI be held. Use your access to make sure another abuser is not seated on the Supreme Court. #DearIvanka

Meet Teacher #7! Billy teaches middle school theater at a Title I school in Kansas City. ⁣⁣🎭

His program has zero funding.

“Each year I see kids who tell me there is no way they can be on stage and by the end of my class they are more confident in front of a group than they ever thought possible. ⁣
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My students are from tough backgrounds, but have a love for the stage. Many Theater students specifically come to the performing arts as an outlet, a way of escape. Our program provides opportunities for students to be featured on stage and gives them a new way to confidently approach all of the challenges in their life.”⁣⁣

Go to my link in bio and story to help Billy get supplies for their schools theater program!⁣⁣ 🎭

Believe survivors. #DearProfessorFord, you are not alone. Millions of us have your back. We thank you for sharing your story and we believe you. We are with you as you face inevitable backlash. We call our senators and demand a full, fair, and trauma-informed investigation: (202) 224-3121 **please call #stopkavanaugh

Here to brighten your commute. ⁣



#faceanything @olay 📷 photographed by @felicityingram ⁣🎥 movie: @mariajialingpitt ▫️ skirt: @majeofficiel 🍝 shirt: @monogram 👟 shoes: @beaconscloset

The haters can be great motivators...⁣ 🔥⁣ ⁣⁣
📷 @refinery29 photo @savanaogburn⁣ ✏️ words @katiecruz⁣ 🔍 props @sara_schipani #r29creative

Cried twice today seeing our teachers receive packages and support from YOU! ⁣⁣😭
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On that note... Meet Teacher #6! ⁣⁣Ms. De La Cruz teaches 3rd grade in the South Bronx. ⁣⁣
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“As someone who grew up attending NYC public schools my teachers believed in me and hopefully my students know how much I believe in them. ⁣⁣
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I don’t want to deprive my students of the full learning experience but the minimal supplies make it difficult. From the lack of math manipulative to outdated books my students don’t connect to. ⁣⁣
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I need supplies that will sustain my students’ interest and make their leaning accessible, fun, and productive!” ⁣

Go to my link in bio and story to help Yollyn-Marie get supplies for her class!⁣

#10FeaturedTeachers — For 10 days, I will be showcasing extraordinary teachers who need our help to provide the best for their students. Thanks for contributing, sharing, and caring. ❤️❤️❤️

You, yes you! ⁣😘

Monday Mantra: You have delivered yourself to where you are. You are everything you’ve learned and more. You are the one you are looking for!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

PS My super-cool and grown up recommendation for Monday motivation (and what inspired the mantra) is to listen to “I Am Moana.” ✨ It’s 2 minutes and 43 seconds of perspective, empowerment, and (if you’re me) a little ugly crying. 😭⁣ 💛


Art 🎨 my fave @subliming.jpg

This one has a special place in my heart as we close @29rooms NYC today. Can we help Teacher #5 create a “PS 29” student art show inspired by #29Rooms ?? Love this idea so much!! 😊😊😊⁣

“Hi, my name is Jessica, I teach visual arts to students in PreK- 5th grade at a Title I New York City Public school. Most of my students are from low income households.⁣

Every year I wonder, what my art supply budget will be, and sure enough this year my funding has decreased significantly. ⁣

In my years of teaching, I often run out of supplies and find myself recycling anything I can repurpose, or end up dipping into my own money. When I can, I stock up on random treasures found at second-hand stores and write proposals to donors to supplement my classroom needs.⁣

This year I'm lucky to teach an art club for my fourth-grade students and would love to create an installation that is impactful and engaging, inspired by Refinery's ‘29 Rooms’ exhibit. ⁣

My idea would be to create a collection of ‘Rooms’ using canopy tents, paper lanterns, instamax cameras, and painting supplies. These ‘Rooms’ will allow my students to express their views on social issues such as, cyberbullying, pollution, gender equality, etc through artistic installations. ⁣

My hope is that my students will see how artists can be a voice to inspire change while promoting family involvement.⁣ ⁣
Thank you so much for your generosity & using your Instagram to help support arts education! ⁣💗⁣”

Go to my link in bio and story to help Christina get supplies for her art class! ⁣

🎨TAG YOUR BIG-HEARTED FRIEND IN THE ARTS TO HELP!!!🖍⁣

#10FeaturedTeachers — For 10 days, I will be showcasing extraordinary teachers who need our help to provide the best for their students. Thanks for contributing, sharing, and caring. ❤️❤️❤️

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