Sophia Bush

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Storyteller. Activist. Technerd. Obsessed with dogs and interiors 🏡 @sbxdesign 🐕 @treehousepups + I play VOYD in Disney Pixar’s #Incredibles2 (June15)

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Nature is my sacred place. It’s the place my lungs and my heart open up. Where my mind gets still and I process my life. It’s the place that makes me understand my favorite poetry more deeply, that renews my feeling of purpose, and that makes me certain that everything is going to be okay in the end. A few days in nature reset everything. I am reminded of magic. I know what beauty is. Truly.
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This past week I had a little escape with some of my nearest and dearest. Some of you may remember that last year I got to travel to Alaska with my pals @eddiebauer to talk about conservation, and why we absolutely must take care of our Mother Earth 🌎. This was a reunion. Not a work trip — though helping bring attention to conservation efforts feels more like purpose than “work” to me — but a first of many annual framily reunion adventures. That’s what can happen when you invest in and prioritize goodness for a job. You make friends for life. Friends who will travel to far away places with patchy Wi-Fi at high altitudes and hike with you until you feel like you’re going to pass out from the joy and the lack of oxygen. Friends who will stay up all night drinking whiskey and playing games, waiting for meteor showers to burst through the sky and for the power to come back on. Friends who will put on waders to fly fish, hop in hot springs, and befriend wild horses with you. Friends who will celebrate your highs and hold you through your lows.
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The lesson here is the truth behind that @mumfordandsons song ... “where you invest your love, you invest your life.” So my friends, I suggest investing love in good people who love the planet and its forests and streams as much as you do. It’ll enrich your life in ways you can’t even imagine. And this, this dear ones, is #WhyIHike. Want to join? Check out slide 10 and turn your sound on 💚
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#framily #reunion #notanad #justacelebration 📷 by brother bear @coryt
Because I could not have said it any better. Thank you for the memories, queen. ... #Repost @arakatz
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Forget your guided meditation today. Open Spotify and find Aretha’s ‘Amazing Grace’ performed with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. (It was one of a handful of songs that got me through high school.) Press play. Close your eyes. Feel the room it was recorded in. You’re welcome. She will be missed, but f*ck she left us with all the feels Maya Angelou says are the only things we remember. #restinpower
Not no ✨ #Gratituesday
#MondayMantra
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“Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
- Mary Oliver
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And if I might add ... cultivate immense gratitude so that you are never not astonished in the face of magic, community, beauty, or kindness.
When the fam rolls deep and shows how PROUD they are! Chatting with my sister @ibtihajmuhammad at her book signing yesterday was an absolute dream! We dove into her book, life, inspiration, work ethic, faith, the beauty of a multicultural society and how we must all strive to make our world more inclusive, how to ally, mental health, and more. As the babe @tanfrance said, “This is (also) America.” A dream come true, if you will. I’m so grateful for this community of friends, and to everyone who came to hear us speak yesterday. Your questions were thoughtful and your warm welcome made us feel so at home. Now be sure to pick up your copy of #PROUD and see for yourself why it’s such a PHENOMENAL story! #IbtihajMuhammad #Habibti #SisterSister #BestSellerBound ♥️📚🏆
I got to spend some serious heart and soul time with my sisterfriend @ibtihajmuhammad yesterday. Talk about a #FierceFemaleFriday!! This woman. We really dove into some topics that inspired me, and were so deeply thought provoking. And our quick coffee hang wound up lasting for nearly two hours. While I only have about 45 minutes to INTERVIEW THIS QUEEN today, I cannot wait for all the folks who come to her LA book signing to hear her beautiful wisdom!! Ibtihaj, I’m so #PROUD to know you and to call you a friend! And I cannot wait for the world to get their hands on a copy of PROUD. It’s beyond! ♥️👯‍♀️🤺🏆✨
It’s #BookLoversDay!! So I’d like to highlight four amazing ladies and their fabulous books!
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@busyphilipps’ #ThisWillOnlyHurtALittle
@ibtihajmuhammad’s #PROUD
@glennondoyle’s #LoveWarrior
@tracy.k.smith’s #LifeOnMars
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Cuddle up with a good 📚 tonight, fam! ♥️ #BrilliantBabes
Family Fire: a shooting that involves an improperly stored gun, often resulting in death or injury. Family Fire kills or injures 8 kids a day. 4.6 million children live in homes with unlocked and loaded guns, and 3 out of 4 kids know where the guns are kept in their homes. Do yours? Help #EndFamilyFire by properly securing your firearms. Learn how to make your home safer at EndFamilyFire.org
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As a gun owner, I cannot stress this issue enough. Whether you’re for or against ownership is beside the point. This isn’t a partisan issue. This is about needless death and injury caused to our kids by parents who mean well, but miss the mark in irreversible ways. We can all commit to ending #FamilyFire, today. Will you take this pledge with me?
Yesterday was #BlackWomensEqualPayDay. We must all acknowledge the compounding hurdles women face. While women’s equal pay day happens in April, highlighting the pay disparity caused by gender, women of color face gaps caused by both gender and race. Learn. Acknowledge. Support. Apologies for being a day late on this, fam.
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Below is a section from a @voxdotcom article on the wage gap. I highly suggest reading it — ESPECIALLY if you’re going to be one of the ignorant fools who wants to jump in my comments to say pay gaps don’t exist. I hope that if you’re one of those willfully ignorant dodos, your moms smack you.
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VOX: “Tuesday, August 7, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks how long a black woman has to work into 2018 to catch up to the same amount a white man made in 2017.
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The day is months later than National Equal Pay Day, which marks the same thing for women generally. This year, #EqualPayDay was on April 10, meaning that for women overall, it takes 16 mos to match what white men make in 12.
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But these numbers change considerably for women of color. Black women, for example, needed 20mo to reach equal pay. Native American women will hit equal pay on September 27, while Latinas will hit the benchmark on November 1. And while Asian-American women technically hit the equal pay mark on February 22, suggesting that this group faces the smallest gender pay gap of all women, that date overlooks significant disparities in pay among different groups of Asian women.
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Attention to pay disparities has highlighted how black and Hispanic men make less than their white counterparts, & how women overall make less than men. But there has been a failure to fully grapple with what the pay gap looks like when both race & gender are taken into account. For example, even as white women lag behind white men in wages, they often do better than black or Hispanic men.
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And these numbers have particularly overlooked women of color who face both racial & gender discrimination. It suggests that if conversations & policy addressing pay disparities are going to truly benefit all women, a more intersectional & nuanced understanding of the gender pay gap is needed" #linkinbio
And y’all. Dana Delany!! Theatre goddess. I got to interview DANA FRICKIN’ DELANY about her new play! It’s called Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties. And I cannot WAIT to see it. What a day! I’ll stop now! 🤣 #DanaDelany #LiveKellyAndRyan #PinchMeMoment
Guys. Today was a dream come true. An actual item crossed off the bucket list. I got to host one of my very favorite, iconic talkshows! The hour went by so fast. The giggles never stopped. I’m pinching myself. Thank you to the @livekellyandryan team for having me, @ryanseacrest for being such a gracious cohost and teacher, to the audience who was so engaged and interactive, and to my best friends for being the most supportive humans on the planet. And to MY team for making all of this happen! I love y’all!! ♥️🎉
Sooo the last time I was a guest on @livekellyandryan I had the BEST time! But tomorrow may be even better because ... I’M HOSTING!! With @ryanseacrest. @kellyripa we will miss you / hope you’re having the best vacay / THANK YOU FOR BLESSING ME WITH YOUR SEAT I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN! Make sure y’all tune in. Shenanigans are guaranteed and there may be dancing. WHO KNOWS!!! 😍💥💃🏻🎉👏 #LiveKellyAndRyan #KellyAndRyan #ILoveMyJob #PinchMeMoment