My Everyday Hero

My mother-in-law, Mary, is a pretty amazing woman. She is a huge proponent of women's rights and feminism. Mary was a single working mother during a time when that was not the norm. She fought for equal pay, rallied against sexual harassment, and insisted on being treated with respect and dignity in the workplace. And she continues to contribute to and support gender equality and the rights of women and will not “keep quiet” just because people tell her to. I am so inspired by her and her drive to make the world a better place than the one she grew up in. Because of this, she is my everyday hero.

My mother-in-law, Mary, is a pretty amazing woman. She is a huge proponent of women's rights and feminism. Mary was a single working mother during a time when that was not the norm. She fought for equal pay, rallied against sexual harassment, and insisted on being treated with respect and dignity in the workplace. And she continues to contribute to and support gender equality and the rights of women and will not "keep quiet" just because people tell her to. I am so inspired by her and her drive to make the world a better place than the one she grew up in. Because of this, she is my everyday hero.

#ShareYourHero #WOMENxUBS #AnnieLeibovitz Photo by Miranda Laine Photography
Image Courtesy of: Miranda Laine Phootgraphy

And now you've got a chance to share your everyday hero with the world! UBS and Annie Leibovitz have launched a collaboration that showcases portraits of everyday amazing women and those inspired by them. Launched in London in January 2016, the UBS x Leibovitz collaboration explores the changes in the roles of women today while bringing to life one of the greatest art exhibitions of the 21st century (the exhibit was inspired by Leibovitz's 1999 book "Women", a collection of portraits made in collaboration with Susan Sontag. The popular series of photographs was accompanied by an exhibition that opened to great acclaim at the Corocan Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.). The tour will travel to ten host cities over the course of twelve months. Each venue will be selected based on its unique architectural context within the host city as well as its ability to attract both local and global attention.

Exhibition cities include the following:
• London
• Tokyo
• San Francisco
• Hong Kong
• Singapore
• Mexico City
• Istanbul
• Frankfurt
• New York
• Zurich

To share your portrait, submit a black and white image (taken by you) via Instagram. Use the hashtag #ShareYourHero, tag @UBS, and include a caption that tells the story of your personal hero. Photos will be automatically retrieved from Instagram and uploaded directly to the microsite.

Share this amazing project with every women who inspires you! Use the hashtags ShareYourHero #WOMENxUBS #AnnieLeibovitz and tell the world about your everyday hero!

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