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Take A Step Back And Breathe

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month so I want to ask each of you to reach out to the most important person in your life – YOU. We don’t say it enough, but self-care is a critical foundation to positively impacting those around you, from individuals in your communities to the systems you live in at large. And there has never been a more important time for all of us to take a step back, breath, and give ourselves some much-deserved love.

So this week, we invite you to try a five-minute beginner’s meditation exercise from our friends at the Sonima Foundation to help calm the mind and begin a practice of self-love and self-care. Let’s take care of ourselves so that when the next challenge inevitably arises, we are able to deal with it in a calm and peaceful manner. At The Representation Project, we are creating a world where everyone can realize their full, human potential. And we firmly believe that the best place to start is within!

Onwards,

Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team


Join Us In London for a Free Event on What It Means to “Be A Man”

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Join Josh Franceschi, lead singer of You Me At Six, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Founder and CEO of The Representation Project, and other special guests for a conversation about what it means to “Be a Man” today and a free screening of The Mask You Live In on May 31 in London. Register and share this event online at http://bit.ly/UNMASKEDUK.


Representation Around the Web

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“Jerry Zhang’s 4-year-old daughter, Madison, loves to read. But she couldn’t help noticing something strange about all of her favorite books. Madison, who is Chinese, wondered why all of her page-bound heroes, like Madeline and Eloise, were white, usually with red or blonde hair… Zhang, a lawyer by trade and an unpublished fiction writer by hobby, decided to come up with a hero Madison could look up to. Her name is Pepper Zhang, and she’s a Chinese girl who travels the world in search of great adventures.” – Upworthy

  • BET: This Twitter Thread Perfectly Breaks Down How White Pop Stars Use Black Artists
  • HuffPost: We’re Obsessed with Our Bodies
  • Mic: Donald Trump Tweets Perplexing Statement Honoring Women’s Health Week
  • Teen Vogue: White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss
  • Today: Simone Biles Fires Back at DWTS Judges: “Smiling Doesn’t Win You Gold Medals”
  • Vox: An Australian MP Breastfed Her Baby in Parliament and Everyone Was Cool About It

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Quick reminder to the #DWTS judges about what *does* win you gold #SimoneBiles #Olympics #AskHerMore
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