Two very small words dividing a very small country but one very large issue at stake. Tomorrow will be a monumental day in Irish history regardless of the outcome. The last time the topic of abortion was up for discussion was in 1983 and the No side won by a landslide but today Ireland is a very different place. A largely vibrant, colorful and open minded country which has come a long way.This little island is famous for many things worldwide but most people outside the country are unaware of our dark and painful history and most of it leads back to two things. The 800 year English occupation and the current ongoing occupation of the Catholic Church, that in its history has committed in my opinion more heinous crimes then those committed on the battlefield. The debate is hot at the moment whether this is a humanitarian issue or a political issue and like it or not, in this country it is undoubtedly a religious issue as well. The church may seem to be somewhat absent from the debate because their name has been dragged through the dirt in recent years but rest a sure, there is plenty of church money behind the No campaign. Honestly, it is sad to see people divided over this because at the end of the day, everyone is pro life, it’s just a matter of who gets the choice or not and I personally don’t believe it’s in my hands to tell any woman that she must have the child irregardless of the circumstances. I have done documentary work on sexual abuse and I’ve seen abject poverty first hand and I don’t believe it’s fair on a child to bring them into the world if you can’t take care of them or at least give them a real shot at life. This is an issue that should never be generalized because every case is different and I respect each individuals right to free speech and the right to choose but I will without a doubt be voting YES to REPEAL the 8th. #trustwomen#ireland#repealthe8th#historyinthemaking#abortion#getinvolved#yourvotecounts#churchandstate#documentyourdays#backonhometurf#photojournalism#photographyislife#streetleaks#doubleexposure#iphoneonly#iphonography#blackandwhiteisworththefight#bnw#jforde#overandout
Curious as to what chic restaurant would take the spot of the award-winning Marché Moderne that relocated from South Coast Plaza to Crystal Cove last year? The word is out that Knife Pleat, a new French restaurant by chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi, will open in early 2019. Esnault and Sarmadi, known for their sought-after downtown Los Angeles restaurants Spring and Church & State. Both French restaurants have made Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold’s annual “101 Best Restaurants” in the Los Angeles Times
🇫🇷🍽 👨🏼🍳 The couple envisions Knife Pleat as “elegant yet approachable,” designed to complement the contemporary style of South Coast Plaza while incorporating elements of tradition. The cuisine of Knife Pleat will reflect Esnault’s modern interpretation of classic French techniques, drawing from his 25 years of fine dining experience in Europe, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
🇫🇷🍽 👨🏼🍳 The restaurant will be located on level 3. The name Knife Pleat came about as a play on food and fashion at South Coast Plaza. It is borrowed from a fashion term referring to a precise pleat with folds pressed in one direction.
It's way bigger than one man, one church, or one denomination.
However, it's still ONE Lord. ONE Faith. ONE Baptism. 🙏🏾 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up. (Romans 14:19 NLT)
31 The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew in numbers. (Acts of the Apostles 9:31 NLT)
10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 3:10 NLT)
18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. (Colossians 1:18 NLT)
It is a new beginning for Malaysia. As our nation unites to finally put an end to the government that has ruled our country for the last 60 years, it is my hope that all Malaysians will continue to act as one, regardless of his or her race, religion, social status, cultural identity, gender or sexual orientation. Let us now push for freedom of speech, a free and open press, freedom of religion (including for Malays), freedom to marry whomever one chooses regardless of his or her religion and without conversion, and the separation of mosque and state. Let us also push for the end of censorship in the arts and the end of banning of books, traditional art forms, music, concerts, and “controversial” speakers, artists, musicians, and authors. Because each and every Malaysian deserves equal opportunity, I also hope for sweeping affirmative action policies to be adopted by all government universities and that Malaysians will no longer be required to identify his/her race on official forms and paperwork. And finally, it is my hope that one day soon Malaysia will have a truly diverse government, where equal opportunity and access are givens and that anyone, regardless of his or her background, can rise through the ranks and become whomever he or she wants, even prime minister. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i’ve recently started collaborating with @churchandstate1893 and i’m very excited about it! their downtown slc work space is incredibly cool and they host a monthly munch & mingle networking event featuring some of utah’s brightest young minds (this photo is from their most recent one). check out their page for more information! i just finished my second shoot with them today and can’t wait for the next one!
This is disgusting. At 25 weeks, the chance of her baby surviving was very low, and yet, the court decided to put the fetus' rights ahead of the mother's. Any surgery on a critically ill patient is risky, especially when it's not a surgery that will extend the patient's life. We should NEVER tell a woman what to do with her body, and the fact that this court/hospital did should frighten everyone.