Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Naz Smyth: History of Photography

Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. How was photography invented? It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography. The metal-based daguerreotype process soon had some competition from the paper-based calotype negative and salt print processes invented by William Henry Fox Talbot. When was the first picture taken? The First Photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, photography|

Naz Smyth: London Fashion Week 2017

A longtime advocate of female education, Winfrey funds several organizations aimed at improving the quality of life for women and helping to boost their confidence. She backs Women for Women International, which supports the financial, educational, and interpersonal needs of women survivors of war, poverty and injustice, as well as Girl Effect, a movement

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, travel|

Naz Smyth: Empowering the world one woman at a time

Naz Smyth writes while the world has achieved progress towards gender equality  and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Naz Smyth: Opera Winfrey A longtime advocate of female education, Winfrey funds several organizations aimed at improving the quality of life for women and helping to boost their confidence. She backs Women for Women International, which supports the financial, educational, and interpersonal needs of women survivors of war, poverty and injustice, as well as Girl Effect, a movement working to [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|

Naz Smyth: Women of UK

A brief history to Women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom: It became a national movement in the nineteenth century. Women were not explicitly banned from voting in Great Britain until the 1832 Reform Act and the 1835 Municipal Corporations Act. Both before and after 1832, establishing women’s suffrage on some level was a political topic, although it would not be until 1872 that it would become a national movement with the formation of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage and later the more influential National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). As well as in England, women’s suffrage movements in Wales and other parts of the United Kingdom gained momentum. The movements shifted sentiments in favour of woman suffrage by 1906. It was at this [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|

Naz Smyth: Rihanna goes to Harvard!

Today, Rihanna (@badgalriri) received the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year award for her work supporting education and health care in Caribbean and developing countries. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director. ‘So I made it to Harvard!’she said. A High school dropout Rihanna is overwhelmed as Ivy League school honors her with Humanitarian of the Year Award Naz Smyth: Artist Singer Philanthropist Rihanna at Harvard Naz Smyth writes according to a recent article on Telegraph  Rihanna is the best ‘role model’ young women can have. When she addressed the Black Girls Rock awards show  Riri [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Naz Smyth: Pole Dancing for Olympics

Pole Dancing Breaks Stereotypes and Empowers Women By Naz Smyth what image comes to mind when hearing the term “Pole dancer,”? For many people, these two words bring up the image of a high school drop-out with low self respect, taking off her clothes for money. What if that image is not only wrong but outdated too? A woman who is a pole dancer is not necessarily stripping for money, and even if she is, it does not undermine her self respect. There are many educated and powerful women of all ages and shapes who are confident and proud to show their bodies. Societies should stop shaming them for being naked when skin is exposed to grip the pole! Pole dancing is not only performed [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog|

Naz Smyth and Gender Wage Gap in UK Law Firms

Naz Smyth write: Western society has evolved greatly when it comes to equality of the sexes. There was a time when women didn’t have the right to vote, or were discouraged from entering the workforce, or were receiving less pay than their male counterparts. Oh wait, the last one is a problem that still persists. Women today are still finding themselves receiving less pay than men in the same job with the same qualifications.  In industries across the spectrum, women are paid less than men. In the legal sector women are paid 30 percent less than men. Unlike the days of the past, however, women are making a stance. Naz continues that in December of 2016, film and television actress Emmy Rossum had made headlines [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog|