Thursday, May 10, 2012

Christy Turlington at Minted!

Yesterday, Christy Turlington came to visit Minted.  Minted is working with her non-profit Every Mother Counts.  

Last night we held a press event announcing the launch of wall art on Minted. We're donating 50% of the proceeds from nursery art and children's art in May and December to Every Mother Counts.

Mariam (Minted founder/CEO), Christy Turlington, me.

Christy is an amazing speaker -- very natural.  She talked about her own childbirth experience, and how it inspired her to realize that women in developing countries often experience social pressure to avoid medical attention during complications in childbirth.  Women die unnecessarily in childbirth.

She talked about difficult topics, like how some countries ban abortion, even if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.  When people have seen such tragic events, sometimes their sense of indignation comes out so strongly that the audience wants to shy away.  But Christy said it in a way that elicits empathy and makes people want to help.

You can help by spreading the word about Every Mother Counts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it speaks volumes for you that Christy Turlington looks as pretty as you two! Really! It's amazing!!!!
Beauty can be found in all shapes and sizes. Christy has the classic model's proprotion in terms of her bone structure, but the two of you look just as gorgeous. Wow.