Scientist Alejandro Frid started writing a series of letters to his daughter, Twyla Bella, when she was only 3 months old. Today his letters are part of a book named “A World For My Daughter” where Alejandro as a scientist, environmental activist & most importantly as a father, has shared his optimism for the survival of this world.
It was a midnight in autumn when Sujata’s husband first hit her. Since then violence continued in different frequencies & forms. Sujata wanted to walk out of this marriage but the whispers of relatives, colleagues & neighbors bent her confidence. Right then her father held her hands & said, “No matter what, I will be with you”.
#myfather #voicestobeheard #heforshe #WeWillRise
Based on a true story from Mumbai, India. Original name withheld.
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Despite our best efforts, we all fall in the trap of gender stereotypes. Meet Benny Harlem – a father, trying to break free from one such stereotype, showing his daughter how to love one’s natural beauty by taking pride in who you are. In Benny, who is a singer, songwriter & supermodel, Jaxyn finds a super dad & a role model. The father-daughter duo standout for their crowning glories – awesome hairdos that make them social media icons. Check out their photographs on https://www.instagram.com/bennyharlem/
#myfather #voicestobeheard #heforshe
[Story source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/270616/father-daughter-duo-with-awesome-hair-takes-over-the-internet.html]
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When a Daughter fulfils a Father’s dream…
Mohammed Saleem Haji had this dream – a school for the children living in a remote village in Jammu & Kashmir. He knew good education will show these children the right path. Today, Haji Public School is a reality. People travel for several hours to get their children enrolled there. Sabah Haji, daughter of Mohammed Saleem Haji, is not just the Director of the school but she is making an incredible difference in the lives of many kids in need. #myfather #voicestobeheard
[Story source: http://www.thebetterindia.com/31348/haji-public-school-in-jammu-and-kashmir/]
“If you speak the truth I will stand by you” – this saying from Sharmeen’s father always keeps her going. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani journalist, activist and filmmaker. She is the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award and the first to win twice. #myfather #illustrations salutes this father-daughter duo. [source: http://medskoolchronicles.tumblr.com/post/82289488078/if-you-speak-the-truth-i-will-always-stand-by]
Reshma (name withheld) was in her teens when she was trafficked from a village in West Bengal and sold in a brothel in Mumbai. Her father, Rezwan Kazi (name withheld) tried all his means to find her out and bring her back. Most of the time families don’t want to take back the survivors because of societal taboos. So when the Kolkata-based organization, Sanjog, approached me and shared this story, I was touched. Sanjog told me that Rezwan is also fighting the case for Reshma and he always says, “Reshma had a beautiful smile and I will stand by her until I see her smiling again”. #myfather #illustrations #stopchildtrafficking #change #rights
[Story source: http://www.sanjogindia.org/]
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Some moments make you happier and this is one such. Here is my interview with Shreya from Speaking Walls. Click here to read more. Happy reading!
My first illustration from the #doodlewithdad drive at Vikroli, Mumbai. Story of Shubhangi and her father Ram Chandra Gaikwad. I was amazed to see how a father inspired his daughter to wholeheartedly give back to the society. It was a pleasure knowing them both. #myfatherillustrations with Magic Bus
One of the 4 lessons that Adrienne Breaux learnt from her father is to simplify things in life. Her father always says that “things are not as complicated as they seem”. True that! Stay calm and you’ll find a way out. Adrienne is a writer who loves architecture, design, cats and science fiction.
This father-daughter tale is special! Let’s hear what the fish tells… You can share your father’s story at myfatherIllustrations
Shannon Lee was only 4 when her father, the one and only, Bruce Lee, passed away. Shannon continues to live with his memories.http://bit.ly/14WnU6G
Shannon Lee is an actress and president of the Bruce Lee Foundation.#myfather #illustrations
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Once I met Fresca, a pretty little girl from a Tuscan town. She was free like the wind. She learnt from her father that life is simple. She does not want to complicate it 🙂
One bad experience cannot extinguish your passion… Read the full story at Our Better World http://ourbetterworld.org/story/needs-can-be-overwhelming
It is a very special day for me. In April 2013, I started #myfatherillustrationsto promote a cause that I believe in. Since then, I have always received overwhelming support from individuals and organizations. Every story that I illustrated touched me and gave me the inspiration to move on. Despite my full-time job and illustration assignments, I was never too tired to illustrate a “my father” story. And today I am so happy to announce that 4 of “my father” illustrations are being exhibited in Rome (6-9 Nov) by Fondazione Roma, IULM, CIVITA Arte supported by UNESCO.
Link to event: http://www.orientellers.com/le-artiste.html
Link to “my father illustrations”: https://www.facebook.com/myfatherIllustrations
You can have a quick glance here …
Photo Courtesy: Dominika JOT
Online news link: http://www.lookoutnews.it/orien-tellers-roma/
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Hindu mythological stories are super fascinating to me. I grew up breathing ‘Amarchitrakatha’. And when I started illustrating for kids, I was always hunting for an opportunity to illustrate these stories using my style. Finally I have this golden chance in hand. I am assigned to illustrate a set of stories for a children’s app. I just finished the first story. Here are some glimpses… Hope you like them 🙂