This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. My shoulders were particularly painful and I struggled to type.
I participated in my third Plastic Free July.
Many thanks to the Common Objective team for organising and hosting the Expo 2021 webinars.
For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.
My cyst was removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.
During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.
Its been a long 4 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.
I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety.
This month was particularly bad, my left shoulder was very painful and typing incredibly difficult.
Thank you to all my friends and family who sent get well messages.
My gorgeous bespoke recycled plastic bag purse created by Awa I Manneh and the Recycling Women of Gambia.
I had the pleasure of welcoming environmental activist and founder Isatou Ceesay to my home a few years ago.
READ: My blog and visit by Isatou Ceesay to Dubai and the UAE.
Me with Isatou, Jumeirah Beach April 2019
My forever green fair trade recycled paper bouquet.
Plastic Free July 2021 Video
'All because the lady loves blueberries.'
Many thanks to the Common Objective team for organising these informative and educational webinars and all the guest speakers and brands who participated.
Founding the Ethical Fashion Forum
In 2005, a group of entrepreneurs and business owners got together in London. They had a common objective - to build successful businesses with a positive impact for people and the environment.
They believed that they would be able to achieve that objective more easily by joining forces. A year later the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) was formalised with 20 founding members from 4 continents, and a mission to make it easier for fashion businesses everywhere to succeed in 3D.
The CO Vision
Our vision is a world in which business works better for everyone. And the planet
We’re starting with the fashion industry, which for us encompasses apparel, textiles, components, footwear, accessories, and jewellery. When we’re ready, it is our ambition to expand to support other sectors too. We believe that business in 3D - in which sustainability is a goal rather than an add on - can be a solution to the greatest challenges of our time, on a global scale.
Source and credit The Common Objective website.
Thank you for reading and I hope to bring you another monthly blog next month health prevailing.
Love and respect to everyone making and being the difference.
My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.
I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.
I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.
Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.
I'd like to change the narrative!
Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.
I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'
I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.
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