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  • This is a message I sent to my team after ending my week with rock climbing...for anyone taking on new risks, struggling with a fear or insecurity, or just trying to figure it out....hope this helps:
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So, I finished rock climbing and didn’t realize how afraid I was going to be. I don’t remember it being that hard, and the first wall I literally panicked. It was one of the automatic ones so no person support. Pulled my back a little scratched up my hand and was shaking. I thought I was going to give up and I didn’t want to go again. Just felt so stressed.
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Then tried a second wall and it was a little easier but like there were 6 year olds all around who were like little spider kids. It was so inspiring. And I got to the top of the second one with someone spotting at the bottom..so a little extra comfort.
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Then I finally did the highest wall by myself. And I was freaking out but like USED the fear. Instead of shutting down I let the nerves sit into my fingertips and kept focus even though the fear was there. I tried not to think about if I had a fear of heights or something but I think it was more of a trust/surrender moment. Because when I got to the top I was nervous about it the harness really had me....but it did and I came down and I was so happy I kept trying and was really proud of myself for it I wanted to cry (I’m on my period and it’s been a long week.) but that is the thing I’m most proud of myself this week. I had no idea I would feel that way or that nervous but the entire thing felt like a life journey in three acts.
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And talking it out with the kids helped SO much. This one 6.5 year old girl told me her biggest fear used to be rock climbing so she did it and she was afraid at first, the second time she was not so afraid but more so “shaky” and the third time she did it the fear started to be quiet. And I was just in awe of her because she was really teaching me. Kids are so brilliant and fearless. I wanna be like them.
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    This is a message I sent to my team after ending my week with rock climbing...for anyone taking on new risks, struggling with a fear or insecurity, or just trying to figure it out....hope this helps:

    So, I finished rock climbing and didn’t realize how afraid I was going to be. I don’t remember it being that hard, and the first wall I literally panicked. It was one of the automatic ones so no person support. Pulled my back a little scratched up my hand and was shaking. I thought I was going to give up and I didn’t want to go again. Just felt so stressed.

    Then tried a second wall and it was a little easier but like there were 6 year olds all around who were like little spider kids. It was so inspiring. And I got to the top of the second one with someone spotting at the bottom..so a little extra comfort.

    Then I finally did the highest wall by myself. And I was freaking out but like USED the fear. Instead of shutting down I let the nerves sit into my fingertips and kept focus even though the fear was there. I tried not to think about if I had a fear of heights or something but I think it was more of a trust/surrender moment. Because when I got to the top I was nervous about it the harness really had me....but it did and I came down and I was so happy I kept trying and was really proud of myself for it I wanted to cry (I’m on my period and it’s been a long week.) but that is the thing I’m most proud of myself this week. I had no idea I would feel that way or that nervous but the entire thing felt like a life journey in three acts.

    And talking it out with the kids helped SO much. This one 6.5 year old girl told me her biggest fear used to be rock climbing so she did it and she was afraid at first, the second time she was not so afraid but more so “shaky” and the third time she did it the fear started to be quiet. And I was just in awe of her because she was really teaching me. Kids are so brilliant and fearless. I wanna be like them.

  •  1,856  0  21 hours ago
  • TOMORROW (10/19) IS THE FIRST EVER #NATIONALPERIODDAY TO FIGHT MENSTRUAL POVERTY!
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35 states still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential, or luxury items. 🧐
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@PeriodMovement + @SeventhGeneration are hosting rallies across all 50 states (find the nearest one to you at: nationalperiodday.com)
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Our ask is simple – that the tampon tax be eliminated, and that CLEAN and HEALTHY period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons.
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When my family first got involved in working with the homelessness issue — we started by doing toiletry drives for women’s shelters...the top request was for pads/tampons.
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These items are considered a luxury to many who are in need but they shouldn’t be. They are necessary. Period.
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Join the #MenstrualMovement. Show up. Speak up. Let’s get to work. 💪
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    @noor

    TOMORROW (10/19) IS THE FIRST EVER #NATIONALPERIODDAY TO FIGHT MENSTRUAL POVERTY!

    35 states still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential, or luxury items. 🧐

    @PeriodMovement + @SeventhGeneration are hosting rallies across all 50 states (find the nearest one to you at: nationalperiodday.com)

    Our ask is simple – that the tampon tax be eliminated, and that CLEAN and HEALTHY period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons.

    When my family first got involved in working with the homelessness issue — we started by doing toiletry drives for women’s shelters...the top request was for pads/tampons.

    These items are considered a luxury to many who are in need but they shouldn’t be. They are necessary. Period.

    Join the #MenstrualMovement. Show up. Speak up. Let’s get to work. 💪

    #ad

  •  5,138  0  18 October, 2019
  • I am beyond honored to be photographed by legendary @annieleibovitz for her #FaceForward project with @googlepixel!
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The project focuses on individuals whose passion and commitment are changing the landscape of their time.
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One of the people in the project I am so inspired by is Bryan Stevenson from @eji_org who said:
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“I believe that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Injustice prevails where helplessness persists. So I am persuaded that I have to stay hopeful, that I have to believe things that I haven't seen. And I think if others do the same, we can create a more just society.”
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#teampixel
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    @noor

    I am beyond honored to be photographed by legendary @annieleibovitz for her #FaceForward project with @googlepixel!

    The project focuses on individuals whose passion and commitment are changing the landscape of their time.

    One of the people in the project I am so inspired by is Bryan Stevenson from @eji_org who said:

    “I believe that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Injustice prevails where helplessness persists. So I am persuaded that I have to stay hopeful, that I have to believe things that I haven't seen. And I think if others do the same, we can create a more just society.”

    #teampixel

  •  7,013  0  16 October, 2019
  • your favorite Gryffindors. Which house are you?! 🎱
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    @noor

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    your favorite Gryffindors. Which house are you?! 🎱

  •  20,517  0  13 October, 2019
  • 2 QUESTIONS:
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1. Should I upload the FULL #SoldInAmerica DOCUMENTARY to @YouTube?
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2. What are the next topics/issues in America you’d like me to cover?
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The #SoldInAmerica podcast is available anywhere you get your podcasts! (Apple, stitcher, Spotify, etc) — thank you as always for watching, listening, and sharing your own stories too 🙏🏻
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    @noor

    2 QUESTIONS:

    1. Should I upload the FULL #SoldInAmerica DOCUMENTARY to @YouTube?

    2. What are the next topics/issues in America you’d like me to cover?


    The #SoldInAmerica podcast is available anywhere you get your podcasts! (Apple, stitcher, Spotify, etc) — thank you as always for watching, listening, and sharing your own stories too 🙏🏻

  •  2,980  0  12 October, 2019
  • calling. it. in. 20 days. 10 flights.
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where to next?
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✅ San Francisco
✅ London
✅Orlando
✅Boston
✅ NYC for a night in my bed
✅ Denver
✅ ???
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    @noor

    calling. it. in. 20 days. 10 flights.

    where to next?

    ✅ San Francisco
    ✅ London
    ✅Orlando
    ✅Boston
    ✅ NYC for a night in my bed
    ✅ Denver
    ✅ ???

  •  10,897  0  11 October, 2019
  • TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE THE #SOLDINAMERICA PODCAST PREMIERED! WOW.
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We opened the podcast with this story...it was really hard for me to listen to (I’ve only listened to this part a handful of times.)
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But, I’m listening to it today because this was the REASON why I made this series. I truly believe our pains become a part of our story and allow us to live in our purpose.
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The documentary series came out 8 months before the podcast — and it is so important to me that people understood the difference in both.
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The video series is the investigation and exploration of the U.S. sex trade...the podcast included that, but is ALSO the entire process and raw journey of covering this story. In the time between both we learned SO much. Even in the last year — I’ve learned so much. Of course whenever you look back on projects — you’ll think of ways you would have done things differently. That’s what growth is. But I’m SO proud of what we were able to do with this series.
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We met so many people from all walks of life, our viewers and listeners became our guides too. You opened up about your experiences with me - and I will never take that for granted.
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I fought incredibly hard for a Season 2 of SIA but unfortunately due to conflicts in ownership of work, we weren't able to come to a resolution. However, I'm extremely excited for all that's in store and have other incredible projects I'm working on.
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Beyond that, I always love hearing from you guys and what topics and stories you're interested in, so PLEASE, please, please keep DM'ing and commenting with those things you're passionate about and wanting me to cover. Thank you so much for your patience.
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Will be sharing some more exciting news in the next few weeks, and continuing to share some of my favorite moments from SIA as we hit the one year anniversary since the release. 🙏🏻
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    @noor

    TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE THE #SOLDINAMERICA PODCAST PREMIERED! WOW.

    We opened the podcast with this story...it was really hard for me to listen to (I’ve only listened to this part a handful of times.)

    But, I’m listening to it today because this was the REASON why I made this series. I truly believe our pains become a part of our story and allow us to live in our purpose.

    The documentary series came out 8 months before the podcast — and it is so important to me that people understood the difference in both.

    The video series is the investigation and exploration of the U.S. sex trade...the podcast included that, but is ALSO the entire process and raw journey of covering this story. In the time between both we learned SO much. Even in the last year — I’ve learned so much. Of course whenever you look back on projects — you’ll think of ways you would have done things differently. That’s what growth is. But I’m SO proud of what we were able to do with this series.

    We met so many people from all walks of life, our viewers and listeners became our guides too. You opened up about your experiences with me - and I will never take that for granted.

    I fought incredibly hard for a Season 2 of SIA but unfortunately due to conflicts in ownership of work, we weren't able to come to a resolution. However, I'm extremely excited for all that's in store and have other incredible projects I'm working on.

    Beyond that, I always love hearing from you guys and what topics and stories you're interested in, so PLEASE, please, please keep DM'ing and commenting with those things you're passionate about and wanting me to cover. Thank you so much for your patience.

    Will be sharing some more exciting news in the next few weeks, and continuing to share some of my favorite moments from SIA as we hit the one year anniversary since the release. 🙏🏻

  •  9,060  0  10 October, 2019
  • My mother (@salwatagouri) taught me about strength in softness.
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Softness in your words.
Softness in your heart.
Softness in your approach.
Softness in your reactions.
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It doesn’t always feel natural or come easy — it took, and still takes, discipline. But the impact through softness always ripples bigger.
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On one of our earlier grocery runs, before @isyfoundation, my mother cried in the car after we left. She was overwhelmed with the opportunity to be of service to others.
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“Never think you are doing people a favor, the opportunity to do this work is an honor.”
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Those words stuck with me.
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But in order to REALLY do this work — to change the world and let the journey change you for the better — we need to have softer approaches with ourselves AND with others. It’s this PROCESS of becoming stronger, becoming better, that matters most.
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The discomfort is ok- it’s necessary, and leads to a greater outcome; call it delayed gratification.
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It is time to #RethinkSoft. We are all in this together.
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Thank you, @NiveaUSA for doing the work in redefining softness and for believing in @ISYFoundation. (Our family has been using #NiveaUSA for GENERATIONS — so we are so thrilled to be including products in our upcoming winter care packages!!!) #ad
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    @noor

    My mother (@salwatagouri) taught me about strength in softness.

    Softness in your words.
    Softness in your heart.
    Softness in your approach.
    Softness in your reactions.

    It doesn’t always feel natural or come easy — it took, and still takes, discipline. But the impact through softness always ripples bigger.

    On one of our earlier grocery runs, before @isyfoundation, my mother cried in the car after we left. She was overwhelmed with the opportunity to be of service to others.

    “Never think you are doing people a favor, the opportunity to do this work is an honor.”

    Those words stuck with me.

    But in order to REALLY do this work — to change the world and let the journey change you for the better — we need to have softer approaches with ourselves AND with others. It’s this PROCESS of becoming stronger, becoming better, that matters most.

    The discomfort is ok- it’s necessary, and leads to a greater outcome; call it delayed gratification.

    It is time to #RethinkSoft. We are all in this together.

    Thank you, @NiveaUSA for doing the work in redefining softness and for believing in @ISYFoundation. (Our family has been using #NiveaUSA for GENERATIONS — so we are so thrilled to be including products in our upcoming winter care packages!!!) #ad

  •  10,962  0  9 October, 2019