TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD OCEAN DAY WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS BEAUTIFUL SEASHORE STORY OF THE MODEL AND ACTIVIST EMMA BRESCHI FROM DRY ISSUE #12
Starring Emma Breschi
Photography Megan Hemsworth
Fashion Bo Dube
THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM EMMA BRESCHI!
Our Oceans are dying. Our Planet is in Trouble. Climate Change is Real. The time is NOW to implement CHANGE and put a STOP to the madness, before it really is too late! Every year 8 million tons of plastic goes into the ocean. That is enough plastic to circle the world 425 times! The question is, do we want a plastic or a blue planet? We can put an END to ocean plastics, if we all just started making better, wiser and more conscious choices. Whether you love the ocean or not, the truth is if the ocean dies, the rest dies with it. The ocean deserves to stay blue and we do have the power to keep it that way! Think about that for a moment and think about what matters most to you. Then when you’re ready; join the fight! Every single person on earth has the power to change the world.
THALASSOPHILE = a lover of the sea; someone who loves the ocean
My name is Emma Breschi, I am half Italian and half Filipino. A model, creative and activist based in London. My family and I have always been connected to the sea, with my Nonno being in the Italian Navy, my father had a love for the ocean. When I was a baby, my dad had me swimming before I could walk. Growing up by the sea, and living in Thailand for over 10 years, all I knew and had was the ocean to play with. As a kid I would swim long distances in open waters, swimming for hours from one island to another. Without fear, because the ocean was where I felt most at home. So it’s safe to say I was an ocean baby. Now as an adult, I’ve taken on surfing to stay connected to my love for the ocean. It’s an incredible experience to ride a wave, but what inspired me to do this editorial, wasn’t the beauty behind surfing… It was the tragic truth to what I discovered through surfing. This year in April I travelled to Sri Lanka and surfed every day for 10 days. And everyday for 10 days, I collected horrendous pieces of rubbish and a disgusting amount of plastic that my surfboard and I came across in the water. Some things I couldn’t even believe had ended up in the ocean! I don’t know about you, but for me I don’t want to be surfing or swimming in an ocean of trash. In an ocean of toxicity and death, because that’s what it is right now. The ocean is literally becoming a graveyard of bad choices and soon it will be too late to save. The ocean and this planet is my home. It is our home. A home we need to keep alive and allow to thrive. The ocean deserves more than having to deal with our bad choices and constant mistakes. So I hope this editorial, inspired you to simply stop and think for a minute. That we all need to do something even if it’s as small as refusing single use plastic. #SaveOurOcean
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