‘Empty buckets’ in Henan say no to Ice Bucket Challenge
Dozens of people in the drought-hit Henan Province are protesting against the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a global viral trend
Armed with empty buckets, bowls and other containers, the protesters stood outside the Spring Temple Buddha in Lushan County on Friday.
The Chinese characters on their clothes read: “Henan, please say no to the Ice Bucket Challenge.”
The province is experiencing its worst drought since 1951. Nearly 19 million people have been affected by the drought.
With that in mind, protesters are calling for water to be saved and other sensible means to be used to help patients of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
Enham Lives and works in Ghana ( Africa )
As I grew older, I had to fulfill the dream within me which was producing art. I went to the University, studied art, got my degree and decided to have a feel of the reality on the field of practice before I plunged into a Masters of Fine Arts degree. I eventually got disappointed going in with so much energy and optimism but with no funds. But then, I had a pen and paper, a perfect media, I thought. That was how it all begun. And I am doing very well now.
There is no name for the style of drawing I do. There are a lot of lines and minute squares. I have not named my style as I will always change it, I didn’t want to keep to one confinement. It’s a freestyle.
I work in the evening, late in the night where I can draw without interruption. I can come back to a painting after a long time, unless I am commissioned to do a piece for a client. I do what I feel like doing at what time. But roughly, it takes about 3-4 days to make a piece.
i hate having to refer to myself in “professional” settings as a “high functioning person on the autistic spectrum with well compensated traits”. Yea i know you “would’ve never guessed i was autistic”, yeah i know that i “don’t react the same way as another autistic person you know does”…but is it really that hard to imagine that all of us are different? Even if we’re on this supposed “spectrum”? We may be autistic but we experience things differently from each other and express differently from each other. And as long as we don’t harm ourselves or others in the process, why should it be any of your business? What exactly are you suggesting? Is the “you don’t seem autistic” thing supposed to be a compliment? So if someone were not able to pass as neurotypical they would deserve your judgement or what? Also, I’m so tired of always being accused by different doctors/people of “lying” about being autistic.What you see on the outside, is merely a very carefully constructed shell.Yea i CAN put on a neurotypical mask, but only for a very limited time. And i never know how much time i have left with my neurotypical “persona”.