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🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️ Equality 🌍 Earth 📣 Launched the campaign to make upskirting a sex offence 💻 Writer ✉️ gina-am@hotmail.co.uk 🤳❌👗 #stopskirtingtheissue
I shall call this look either ‘Fashion Minion’ or ‘The Chope Stare’.  What a week - one of the longest of my life! However, the good always outs.  I sat down and had a proper nice chat with @evening.standard today, which will be out tomorrow, so pick it up if you fancy a mooch.  In the meantime though, I wish there was an Instagram add-on that allowed me to choose a little gift that it would automatically send it to every single one of you who has sent me a lovely message of support, because you are all just wonderful humans. 🤗 Get on it please, @instagram!   I love my little corner of the internet.
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I shall call this look either ‘Fashion Minion’ or ‘The Chope Stare’. What a week - one of the longest of my life! However, the good always outs. I sat down and had a proper nice chat with @evening.standard today, which will be out tomorrow,

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FORGET CHOPE. WE HAVE DONE IT!  The Government has just introduced a Government Bill, meaning no blocking, no issues, no nonesense. Just a bill passing through Parliament to make upskirting a sexual offence. After a year, the fight is over. We have won. 🤳 ️ Now, someone pass me a bloody drink. ️
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FORGET CHOPE. WE HAVE DONE IT! The Government has just introduced a Government Bill, meaning no blocking, no issues, no nonesense. Just a bill passing through Parliament to make upskirting a sexual offence. After a year, the fight is over. We have w

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@refinery29uk YES GINA! ❤️👏

It’s easy when things go wrong, to get angry, disappointed and down. I, for sure, felt all those things this weekend. But, when the dust settles, you have to look at the positive side. I, a muggle, who tried to change the law, have been completely surrounded by people who have used their influence for good. Whether it’s the lovely @hollywilloughby, @thewhitmore, the minister Lucy Frazer, or Ryan, my incredible lawyer and campaign partner, there are so many people fighting for justice than standing in the way of it. In fact, there was only one. And one won’t stop us. ️ Using your influence for good is something we can ~all~ - and should all - do.
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It’s easy when things go wrong, to get angry, disappointed and down. I, for sure, felt all those things this weekend. But, when the dust settles, you have to look at the positive side. I, a muggle, who tried to change the law, have been completely

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@emmadabiri G’wan x

@gurlstalk So proud of you!x

After a year of work leading up to yesterday and then a 13 hour day of ping-ponging between doing media and being in Parliament on three hours sleep, I am pretty done in.  So, have been napping all day and looking over the coverage of Chope’s decision.  The outpouring of support has been unbelievable. The whole country is behind my campaign and our bill. 🇬🇧And now, more than ever, I am reminded of these words: ‘nevertheless, she persisted.’  ps. My delicious t-shirt is from @100womeniknow
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After a year of work leading up to yesterday and then a 13 hour day of ping-ponging between doing media and being in Parliament on three hours sleep, I am pretty done in. So, have been napping all day and looking over the coverage of Chope’s decis

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WE HAVE CHANGED THE LAW.Today, the Government and I announced that they officially back my campaign and our bill to make upskirting a sexual offence.  When I launched this campaign everyone except my lawyer, Ryan (pictured here!  ) and my family and friends said that the Government wouldn’t back this. They said I couldn’t do that. Well, today, they officially backed it. And not only do they back it, but minister Lucy Frazer is so passionately behind it and thinks the legislation we put forward is the right solution. ️ With Theresa May speaking on the gap in PMQs and mass MPs from across every single party supporting us, it is official: the Government are going to make sure the gap in the law is closed. 🤳 Today is the second reading of our bill, so there’s still work to do, but, in the words of the Spice Girls ‘all I really, really really want is ziga-zig-ah’. I think that speaks to how Ryan and I are feeling right now. 🥂️
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WE HAVE CHANGED THE LAW.Today, the Government and I announced that they officially back my campaign and our bill to make upskirting a sexual offence. When I launched this campaign everyone except my lawyer, Ryan (pictured here! ) and my family and

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@refinery29uk Congratulations Gina, Ryan and Wera!! We’re SO proud of you 👏❤️

@renieddolodge HUGE congrats. Blown away by your work on this.

‘Oh, so your lawyer’s a guy?’ They always ask. ‘What makes him care so much about upskirting?’ Each time I could answer ‘because he’s a good person’ but I exhausted that the first 20 times I was asked. And, let’s be honest, I don’t just need a ‘good person’ to represent me when walking into the Houses of Parliament week after week. I need someone who strived to understand a woman’s struggle. Someone who has had conversation after conversation on equality and what it means for every type of woman. But, above all, someone who amplifies my voice and experience, and makes sure it’s heard by those in power.  Going into this I knew, quite quickly, that as an outsider I couldn’t change the system but I could learn to think politically, cleverly and work hard inside the system to, hopefully, add to the great work of so many other women and do what I - and so many others -  know is fair and right. 🤳The truth is, in a world of suits, having a lawyer this great (who when automatically asked who ~he~ is meeting, cooly responds with ‘actually it’s ~her~ meeting’) makes me realise how important male allies are in our fight for equality. And I’m proud to have this one stand with me. You can tell by my stupid proud face.
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‘Oh, so your lawyer’s a guy?’ They always ask. ‘What makes him care so much about upskirting?’ Each time I could answer ‘because he’s a good person’ but I exhausted that the first 20 times I was asked. And, let’s be honest, I don’

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Today is officially world ocean day, but actually, everything we do affects the ocean every day.  By 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than glittery, beautiful fish.   Banishing plastic from your life is not only accepted now but it’s also celebrated, so there’s no need to feel embarrassed saying no to straws, bags etc.  Household chemicals are just as important, though. Eco cleaners do ~exactly~ the same thing as regular cleaners but don’t go down the plug hole, into the sea and kill sea life ️ aaaand you can fill up bottles to save plastic at @planetorganic! Honestly, simple changes make a big difference! 🤗🦑🦀
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Today is officially world ocean day, but actually, everything we do affects the ocean every day. By 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than glittery, beautiful fish. Banishing plastic from your life is not only accepted now but it’s a

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Yesterday, on the way to Parliament I was wearing this ~delicious~ shirt, jeans and heels. Before I stepped out my front door I put my headphones in and put music on because I knew I’d get comments.  I’m tall, and for some reason, as soon as I wear heels I catcalled big time. Oh the joys. I mean, I could wear a ski suit, but if I was wearing heels: ‘HEY DARLIN’ *whistles* etc. 🧐 But hey guess what, don’t stop wearing what you want because of idiots.  Just have some good responses. ‘I’d rather set fire to my own vagina’ usually works.
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Yesterday, on the way to Parliament I was wearing this ~delicious~ shirt, jeans and heels. Before I stepped out my front door I put my headphones in and put music on because I knew I’d get comments. I’m tall, and for some reason, as soon as I we

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 Hi my name’s Gina and I’m a clothes addict. Because of this I have a. lot. of. clothes , so, I’ve organised a whole bunch and am putting them up on @ebay_uk tomorrow! Most of them are basically new and unworn, but either don’t fit me or I just don’t wear enough! 🤷‍️ I sell on EBay because I hate being wasteful with clothes and want them to find a nice new home  If you fancy a bit of a clear-out like me and are thinking of selling on eBay, my tips are to ~always~ list as an auction AND Buy it Now as often people want quick delivery over a bargain, and to use the app - it’s so useful and you can make listings within literally minutes. Dead easy: snap it. list it. sell it. ⏱ I’ll pop my listings up tomorrow so just hit the link in my bio for some cheap garms!  #ad #Ebayuk
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Hi my name’s Gina and I’m a clothes addict. Because of this I have a. lot. of. clothes , so, I’ve organised a whole bunch and am putting them up on @ebay_uk tomorrow! Most of them are basically new and unworn, but either don’t fit me or I ju

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Defying expectations makes me feel good and creating positive social change is my bag, baby!So, I am so proud to say that I worked with @puma and @refinery29uk to talk all things defying convention. As I am absolutely not a model I learnt so much from the whole team and the piece is just such a good, positive read! Pop over to my bio if you’d like to take a gander . Big love to @girlswillbeboys_ founder and model @ellessechar who is doing ~amazing~ work as well as @michelle_dacillo for our lovely makeup and @natashawray for styling me and actually making me look cool! 🧐
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Defying expectations makes me feel good and creating positive social change is my bag, baby!So, I am so proud to say that I worked with @puma and @refinery29uk to talk all things defying convention. As I am absolutely not a model I learnt so much fro

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I was chatting to a few friends in a bar the other night and a mutual friend came up to me. ‘Are you that girl who’s doing the upskirt thing?’ ‘Yeah, thats me’. ‘I thought it was you, I saw you on a big news site the other day and was really impressed so I clicked through’. I paused. ‘Oh cool.’ He didn’t smile, but he laughed mockingly and said ‘but you weren’t the story. You were just in those little squares at the bottom.’ He laughed and I turned back to the person I was talking to. I could tell he was trying to make me feel small in some way by telling me my work is somehow not that important. And you know what? That’s okay. 🤷‍️ You don’t start doing something because people think it’s cool so why would you stop because they don’t? 🤔 People who make others feel small to make themselves appear bigger suck.There’s space for everyone to achieve and thrive, and actually if we stopped the competition, we could all learn off each other. 🤝Props to amazing model and human @ellessechar for showing me how to pose on a shoot recently (in the above pose) when I was feeling like an absolute amateur. ~thats~ what the industry is about - helping each other out. 🤲
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I was chatting to a few friends in a bar the other night and a mutual friend came up to me. ‘Are you that girl who’s doing the upskirt thing?’ ‘Yeah, thats me’. ‘I thought it was you, I saw you on a big news site the other day and was rea

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There’s nothing better than parents. I’m stupid blessed to not only have both mine, but be so close to them that hanging out is as easy, and essential, as breathing.️ They make me laugh, they make me proud and they make me realise, that at the end of the day, nothing is unfixable if I have them. They are two of the coolest people – not only ‘parents’ – I have ever met. 🥁 If you’re lucky enough to be close to your parents, talk to them often, be open with them always and cuddle them tight.
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There’s nothing better than parents. I’m stupid blessed to not only have both mine, but be so close to them that hanging out is as easy, and essential, as breathing.️ They make me laugh, they make me proud and they make me realise, that at the

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We put a ~whoooole~ lot of focus on love. In Books, TV, movies. It’s always about finding ‘the one’ or your ‘soul mate’, and sure I’ve been lucky enough to find that, but I also feel a bit like Voldemort... y’know, like my soul’s split into lots of bits and has lots of mates. There’s a sort of quiet transformative power in finding friends who only allow you to be your absolute self and have no time for any of the bullshit.  As the saying goes ‘At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you said or did. They’ll just remember how you made them feel’.  Well, these guys make me feel pretty great.  Photo by my excellent friend: @jestebee
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We put a ~whoooole~ lot of focus on love. In Books, TV, movies. It’s always about finding ‘the one’ or your ‘soul mate’, and sure I’ve been lucky enough to find that, but I also feel a bit like Voldemort... y’know, like my soul’s spli

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It’s very easy for me to say ‘Woo girl power!’ And ‘let’s do this!’, because it keeps me going too. It’s less easy for me to tell you that, right now, I am lying in bed after spending since 5 o’clock trying to stop an anxiety attack from taking over my head. I sat on the tube and sweated my way home with my mind racing about 600mph feeling guilty about nothing and asking myself a million questions to try and work out why I feel like this. 🤷‍️🧠 The truth is, I probably feel like this because I’ve been under extraordinary stress for a year and haven’t taken the time to look after myself and  talk to the people I love about it enough. The above picture is one side of me. Positive, silly, feeling confident and enjoying fashion. The other is lying in bed and going to sleep 9pm because i’m anxious,  and I want to share that because it’s very easy to look at photos like the above and think I’m achieving stuff, looking nice and firing on all cylinders all the time with no time for negativity.Actually, no one is like that 100% of the time. I’m certainly not – and that’s okay. ️
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It’s very easy for me to say ‘Woo girl power!’ And ‘let’s do this!’, because it keeps me going too. It’s less easy for me to tell you that, right now, I am lying in bed after spending since 5 o’clock trying to stop an anxiety attack f

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Yes yes yes I swear I am wearing shorts.  
I’ve been busy taking care of a very sore bear this week. My boyfriend has been bed-bound with whiplash but today he felt good enough to get up and go out! We did some thrift shopping, had some Tommy’s Margaritas in the sun and then... a bird pooped all over him.  So, there must be good things coming our way. While jordy was getting pooed on, down the road, Meghan and Harry got married! 🤵 I’m not a huge royalist but I hope they have a joyful and happy marriage, and I can see why everyone is so excited; the news is pretty horrific generally, and we all want to feel part of something positive - and as the wedding is beamed into every home, Meghans presence and pride in her roots is fuelling the aspirations and imaginations of girls worldwide – and that’s wonderful.
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Yes yes yes I swear I am wearing shorts. I’ve been busy taking care of a very sore bear this week. My boyfriend has been bed-bound with whiplash but today he felt good enough to get up and go out! We did some thrift shopping, had some Tommy’s M

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I’m one of the lucky ones: I am absolutely blessed to have good mental health and I cannot tell you how grateful am I am for that. Yes, positivity and perspective is a huge part of my life and I talk a lot about ‘choosing to see the good side of things’, but I am acutely aware that this isn’t easy for a lot of people. For many it isn’t even possible. 🧠 Mental health difficulties have affected people I know and love. ️ Life is difficult and challenging and overwhelming at times - so we have to talk. This week is #mentalhealthawarenessweek, so remember there is nothing too ginormous, heavy, scary or inky black to talk about. There is no one with no advice to give. At the end of the day, we are all just blobs of meat walking around on a big floating rock trying to work out why we’re here and just do our best!  So talk, hug, laugh and listen. ‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you can’t see. So just be kind.’
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I’m one of the lucky ones: I am absolutely blessed to have good mental health and I cannot tell you how grateful am I am for that. Yes, positivity and perspective is a huge part of my life and I talk a lot about ‘choosing to see the good side of

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I hope today is a good day for you all, and that you feel productive and chilled this week. 🧖‍️🧘‍️🧘‍️🤸‍️But if not, remember these words by @mscaitlinmoran: “I am getting incredibly high on a single, astounding fact: that it’s always sunny above the clouds. Always. That every day on earth – every day I have ever had – was secretly sunny, after all.” ️️️
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I hope today is a good day for you all, and that you feel productive and chilled this week. 🧖‍️🧘‍️🧘‍️🤸‍️But if not, remember these words by @mscaitlinmoran : “I am getting incredibly high on a single, astounding fact: tha

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People must wonder what my favourite colour is when they see me. I truly am an enigma. 🧠 If you are a fan of the @theguiltyfeminist podcast (which you should be) I’m on the current episode talking all about campaigning life and having a good old laugh! Pop it on when you’re on the tube and try (in vain) to hide your giggles - these ladies are bloody funny.  For now, I’m off to speak at @revolt_assault’s Soho event on sexual violence and very into the idea of sharing a wine with some strangers and making new friends! Being in a room of people who care about making society a better place makes me feel warm inside. 🤗
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People must wonder what my favourite colour is when they see me. I truly am an enigma. 🧠 If you are a fan of the @theguiltyfeminist podcast (which you should be) I’m on the current episode talking all about campaigning life and having a good old

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