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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
Boston’s too strong to not dance again.
Breathtaking memorial on the side of the TD Garden for the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing
This still gives me shivers.
Hard to believe it’s been a year.
This video will always give me chills
Gorgeous Photography Series Portrays Gay Couples All Over The Globe
Braden Summers traveled to six different countries to prove that no matter where you are, love is equal.
New-york based photographer Braden Summers is highly experienced in capturing romance with a single click. But as a gay man, he was tired of the LGBT community being misrepresented in media imagery – or worse absent completely. He decided to take matters into his own hands. Summers traveled all over the world to create dramatized romantic scenes featuring only gay couples. Summers discussed the All Love Is Equal photography series with BuzzFeed and shared a few of the spectacular photographs: “I shot my first gay-centric romantic photo in London with two men, an umbrella, and an iconic bridge. It made me think a lot about iconic romance in general and how all of the images that came to mind were of straight couples - real or fabricated. Gay imagery tends to be hyper-sexual, or banal images of everyday couples, or worse yet depictions of our victimization. I wanted to create a whole series using my London image as a benchmark. So, I raised over $23K set out with a producer friend of mine to Paris, India, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, and the US to shoot the project over a 6 week period. The images are not documentations of reality, but illustrations using models and real-life couples to help my viewers dream about having that type of romance. The work is meant to speak to a large audience, it should be reminiscent of the highly-produced romance images that we are fed on a daily basis.”
Summers hopes to one day have his photography in a touring exhibition, so he can continue to spread a little bit of romance all over the globe.
Royal Side Eye
This is everything
I have never liked the royal family more