Original Illustrations by Alexis Diaz
Absolutely brilliant madebyabvh :) My .gif of the year if not ever !
Incredible is an understatement. Tokyo-born artist Maiko Takeda works with shape, shadow, pattern, and light to create unique art pieces that are a mix of high fashion and art installations.
Q&A With David Aye Myat, UNICEF Myanmar
Child Protection Officer, Yangon
Describe how you became a UNICEF employee.
Ever since I moved from my native town to Yangon, I always wanted to work in international organizations such as the United Nations. I have worked in international organizations for 10 years in my home country, as well as abroad. When I came back, I chose not to work full-time and realised I should be using my experience to better serve my community. So I decided to apply for a job at UNICEF.
What was the most challenging moment?
Meetings, where I serve sometimes as a translator and note-taker or sometimes both! But I love the challenge!
What have been the biggest frustrations in your career and how have you dealt with them?
I was born a man. In the United Nations, diversity is very well embraced. But in my own country, there are norms and standards which limit my rights as a human being. Sometimes you can’t really be who you are. It’s frustrating because we all need to have equal rights. But on the other hand, it is so difficult to change the norms and standards on a country overnight. Advocacy (well, this word is everywhere) is crucial. Personal advocacy is also a MUST.