Happy St. Paddy’s a day late. 🍀 Still celebrating with my Irish Man. (Not pictured) 📷 @pamela_hanson for @zeitmagazin February Issue.
Back at it today at @everymomcounts HQ in NYC! Always inspired when sitting across a table from this beautiful human. Thank you Sukti for the visit and for everything you do to advance women’s rights as human rights in India through your work with @nazdeek1 in Delhi and Assam. It is a privilege to partner with you and to support your critical work. #everymothereverywhere
Sayonara Japan! See you in the funny papers. Leaving Tokyo before the April issue of @voguejapan hits the stands. Thanks for the platform to talk about global maternal health and the work of @everymomcounts and why I came to Japan to run the Tokyo Marathon to improve access to quality and respectful maternity care for every mother, everywhere. If you follow me for my work in fashion over the years, swipe right for a few covers from the past. 📷 1. @inezandvinoodh @hairbychristiaan @kabukinyc @ChanelOfficial
This group of young women were headed to an area at the top of these stairs to pray for fertility, we were told. Japan’s fertility rate hit a record low in 2017, and while it is partly attributable to strides in gender equality, it poses major problems for the country’s economy.
Beauty in abundance in Kamakura today. Hard to choose just one image from our visit to Tsuragaoka Hachimangu Shrine...
A little excursion to Kamakura on our last day in Japan. Here is a lovely scene from Hasedera Temple. Almost spring.🌸🌺🌸
And just like childbirth, once you cross that finish line, you forget all the pain. Kind of...Here I am with my two medals, one from the Tokyo Marathon and the other is the @wmmajors that I earned after running the big six (NYC, Chicago, London, Boston, Berlin & Tokyo) marathons. But honestly, the real reward was seeing these ladies out there on the course today and our small but mighty team of cheerleaders we are now calling #racedoulas on the sidelines today. We collectively raised $13,469 to improve access to quality & respectful maternity care today! That will go a very long way in the 7 countries where @everymomcounts invests in community led programs working as hard as we did today everyday to ensure safe birth outcomes for mamas and babies. Thank you to all who supported us in Tokyo and me in every race I have run since 2011. I am so grateful to you! #everymileeverymother @runteamemc
This group of Japanese women are defining doula care in their country. What is a doula? A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They also may provide support to the mother's partner and family. While they have gained popularity in the US over the past 15 or so years, American women who have access to them could increase substantially and that would really help to improve our deplorable maternal health statistics. Fun fact: Japan is ranked 12th in the world in maternal health and the U.S. is ranked 46th! America is one of 13 countries in the world with a rising maternal mortality ratio. Countries and their healthcare providers can learn from eachother. Let’s help increase awareness about doula care in Japan and let’s get doula and midwifery care reimbursed in the United States. #metoobirth #Whatispossible Thank you for allowing us to crash your doula training today @debrapascalibonaro 🙏🏽
When you run all of these, you get one of these! Can’t believe 7 years after my first marathon to raise awareness about the distance barrier millions of women face when in need of essential maternity care, I am running my 8th marathon and my final of the @wmmajors here in #Tokyo this Sunday. Since 2011, @runteamemc has raised more than 3.5 million dollars through our running & fitness program to educate the public and invest in programs that improve access to quality and respectful maternity care. Japan has the 12th lowest maternal mortality rate, according to WHO. Come run or walk with @runteamemc to make pregnancy & childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. @everymomcounts #everymileeverymother
Delicious and equally photogenic! Thanks for the tip @mhosono #Tonki
Found a bright and warm spot on a drizzly first day in Tokyo. #myeternalsoul #loveforever #yayoikusamamuseum
An afternoon well spent with @inezandvinoodh & @alastairmckimm for @i_d talking about using my voice and supporting others who do too. Thank you @hairbychristiaan & @kabukinyc #Theradicalissue #saintlaurent
Happy Open Your Heart Day People 📷 @regancameron_ for @vmagazine makeup @ctilburymakeup
I have posted versions of this photo before. This tiny human turned 12 today. He shines as brightly today as he did then. My best guy, my baby angel and the kindest most gracious person I have known. Thank you for choosing me as your mama. What an honor it has been and continues to be to serve you. 🙏🏽 📷 @annieleibovitz for #productred
“Rain rain go away, come again another day. And, I can’t go out to pee which is really uncomfortable”
“You talkin to me?” Couple of my guys. #humpday #nyc
Happy & Healthy Birthday to this handsome guy @edburns Turning 50 in style. Thanks #Molly&Ed #est1968 The year of the Golden Boy! #ageofaquarius
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home-so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equaly dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”-Eleanor Roosevelt @womensmarch @everymomcounts #NoWomanNoCry #everymileeverymother
#fbf When I traveled down to Little Rock, Arkansas for MTV’s House of Style to visit what was the home of Maybelline to see how they made lipstick. I remain as excited about makeup now as I was then. ( early to mid 90’s) I shot a new lipstick campaign for the brand today with @alexilubomirski We’ve come a long way, baby! @maybelline 💄