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Kehlani Shows Off Her Baby Girl For The First Time

One of the lovely benefits of being on maternity leave is spending good old quality time with your new baby. So, while others are grinding away at work putting in their 9 to 5, mothers are at home nursing their infants — and working just as hard. Kehlani is one of those mothers making it look so cute. Kehlani is tearing up social media today with a sweet post showing herself nursing her baby and it is making hearts melt.

Kehlani posted the very first picture of her new baby girl and ti is giving everyone all of the feels.

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While we can’t see her daughter’s face, Kehani’s smile says it all. We’re so thrilled to see her looking so happy, especially after she opened up about her intense at home birth and her prenatal depression.

Late last year she said on social media that being pregnant took a toll on her mental health.

“I’ve been getting lots of preggie folks saying I been making it look easy, and how they wish their pregnancy was/is going the same as mine seems to be…. I will say this: the internet makes everything look lovely and wonderful. Two days away from the 3rd trimester and this has been the hardest thing ever. From not knowing anything about prenatal depression nor understanding it while it’s been hitting me like a bag of bricks to being very isolated and alone internally and externally these days, to just the normal terrible sleep/no appetite/anxiety.”

Kehlani welcomed her baby girl last month alongside baby daddy Javaughn Young-White.

People are loving this post by Kehlani and her daughter.

The emotions on Twitter just intensified after this. Not only is Kehlani letting us in the personal details of her life with a photo fo her bundle of joy, she is also showing how normal breastfeeding is. #QUEEN

You know when a picture is just too cute and your brain can’t take it? Well, that’s everyone right now.

It’s like a brain freeze except it doesn’t hurt as much. Kehlani’s smile and confidence in the picture says it all. Motherhood looks good on her and we could all be so lucky to experience motherhood with that kind of ease.

Seeing Kehlani nursing her baby was too much for some people.

We can all hear this image because we all probably made the same sound when we first saw it. Like, damn Kehlani. You made everyone’s morning that much more adorable and we thank you for it.

The cuteness level is beyond.

These are not tears of sadness, but of pure joy. Who has the tissues? Kehlani’s fans will be crying through the rest of the week as they keep staring at these sweet family portraits.

A picture of Wendy Williams crying heart tears is the perfect reaction, tbh.

This is only the first picture Kehlani has shared. We’re certain she’ll share some more, at least that’s what we’re hoping for. We just want to see her Baby Bear grow up and be as strong as her incredible Momma Bear.

Kehlani’s happiness is making us want to hug the first person we see!

Congratulations again, Kehlani! Motherhood looks so good on you and it seems like the bundle of joy is bringing you unlimited joy. We can’t think of anyone who deserves this more.

READ: Kehlani Welcomes Baby Girl After “Hard But Powerful” Unmedicated Home Birth

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Are The Women Fighting To Find The Stolen Children During The Argentine Dictatorship

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Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Are The Women Fighting To Find The Stolen Children During The Argentine Dictatorship

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During the 1970s a group of desperate Argentinian mothers began protesting government officials and holding them accountable for the human rights violations that had been committed in the military junta  known as the Dirty War. The determined women violated the government’s law against mass assembly and risked the ire of Argentina’s military dictatorship to expose the government’s human rights violations. The biggest part of their fight however had been to expose the kidnapping of over 30,000 individuals known today as “Desaparecidos” or “the disappeared.”

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (or, the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo) is a movement of Argentine mothers who campaigned to find out what happened to their children who had “disappeared” during the 1976 government takeover.

The mothers’ tragic stories began in 1976. At the time the Argentine military had toppled the presidency of Isabel Perón. According to History.com, “it was part of a larger series of political coups called Operation Condor, a campaign sponsored and supported by the United States.” The new military dictatorship resulted in the Dirty War, which was ultimately a fight against the Argentinian people. It opened doors to a period of state-sponsored torture and terrorism and saw the government turn against Argentina’s citizens, targeting those suspected of being aligned with leftist, socialist or social justice. As part of the rule of terror, the government kidnapped and killed an estimated 30,000 people. They also made great efforts to cover up the dead and missing people.

But the family members and friends of the missing victims fought for the truth.

The mothers and relatives of people who went missing during the war searched for their loved ones and began to stage protests at the Plaza de Mayo in the 1980s. 

According to History.com “Some of the mothers of the disappeared were grandmothers who had seen their daughters whisked away and presumably killed and their grandchildren given away to other families. Even after the Dirty War ended in 1983, the Grandmothers of the Plaza Mayo have searched for answers and worked to identify children who grew up without any knowledge of their true parents.”

Today the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have verified the identities of 128 stolen children, thanks to DNA identification techniques but the fight of these mothers and grandmothers lives on. Sadly, thousands of Argentinian children remain missing.

The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo is a 1985 Argentine documentary film that highlights the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

At the time of its release, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and in 2013, received an update on “Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission” which highlights the work of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina.

A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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A 10-Year-Old Girl Sent Over 1,500 Art Kits To Kids Who Are Quarantining While In Foster Care

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Talk about a girl with a big heart.

It turns out, kids have no qualms about leading the example when it comes to selflessness and kindness in today’s time of uncertainty. While so many of us bemoan our lack of access to entertainment, friends, and personal care, young generations are looking to offer support where they can. Just look at this 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut who understands the importance of empathy, compassion, and love during this time of quarantine.

She worked on a pretty big project to make sure kids her age felt all three.

Chelsea Phaire has spent her time in quarantine sending kits to more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes.

Phaire explained in a recent interview with CNN that she wanted to create the kits to give children something to look forward to and feel positive about. Phaire’s art kits include paper, coloring books, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. They are being sent to schools and shelters across the country as part of an organization founded by Phaire and her parents called Chelsea’s Charity.

“Since she was seven, she was begging me and her dad to start a charity,” Candace Phaire, Phaire’s mother, told CNN. “She was so persistent, every couple of months she would ask, ‘Are we starting Chelsea’s Charity yet?’ When she was turning 10, she asked us again, and we decided it was time to go for it.”

Set to enter the 6th grader this coming fall, Phaire and her parents launched Chelsea’s Charity on her birthday in August 2019.

At the time, Phaire asked party guests to donate art supplies to the charity instead of giving her birthday gifts. Soon after her birthday party, Phaire made the decision to use all of the donations she’d been given to send out her first 40 art kits. The kits were collected and sent to a homeless shelter in New York. It wasn’t long before Phaire and her parents set up an Amazon wishlist account for the art supplies.

Before the pandemic, Phaire and her mother delivered almost 1,000 kits to kids in foster care homes, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and schools impacted by gun violence.

At the time, Phaire and her mother traveled around to give kids their kits in person. Since the start of the pandemic, however they’ve mailed the kits. “I feel good inside knowing how happy they are when they get their art kits,” Phaire explained. “I have definitely grown as a person because of this. Now my dream is to meet every kid in the entire world and give them art. Who knows, maybe if we do that and then our kids do that, we’ll have world peace!”