Tippi Degré, the girl who spent her childhood in the African jungle
Tippi Degré could be a normal girl, but for the fact of having lived 13 years of her life in the African jungle, living with all kinds of animals, from the most peaceful to the largest predators. A kind of Mowgli in females. Since her birth in 1990 until she was 13-years-old Tippi lived in the African jungle, but after Tippi moved with her parents to Paris and the result was expected: the girl couldn’t relate because she had “little in common” with other children. She was educated at home and today, at age 23, studying cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. [read more]
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s churches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
This guy is so… awesome. Amazing. Inspiring.
“I’m really open and I don’t have any secrets about myself.” -Lea T, Brazilian model, on being proudly, openly, authentically herself as a trans woman, featured in United Colors of Benetton ads
I also dig what Lea said…I, however, do not mind being inspired. Self-loathing is not a product of inspiration for me, but rather, awareness and energy.
Also, I love her accent and the way she speaks.
I am inspired by this 11 year-old girl, Jazz and her amazing family. This is what I imagine a supportive family would be like in the face of adversity.
Jazz is a force to be reckoned with. Her mother and father are precious. ROCK ON.
Very happy I stumbled upon this.