#TheGivingMovement with Ella Grace Denton

#TheGivingMovement with Ella Grace Denton

Ella Grace Denton by Alizé Jireh Yaccino
Ella Grace Denton by Alizé Jireh Yaccino
Hi Ella, for all our readers that might not know who you are, can you tell us a little about you, your life, job and passions?
My name’s Ella, I’m 23, and I’m really passionate about helping make a positive change in people’s day-to-day. I have an amazing community of nearly 200,000 young people who I share my own kind of activism and share a bit about my journey through my teens and 20s with.
I’ve always felt very connected to the natural world and have a big alliance with the planet, so I do a lot of environmental activism with my online community. I’m also very passionate about women rising, women are rising – finally! – and I feel hugely passionate about inspiring women to take their lives by the reigns and follow their dreams, passions and re-connect with their personal power. I also write and play music, you can find me on Spotify – Ella Grace!

You are about to set off an incredible adventure, can you tell us a little about the project, where you are heading and what you are planning to do while you are out there?
#TheGivingMovement came out of a want to share what I believe to be the heart and spirit of female adventure. This is a kind of living that is wild, free and gives back to the people it meets on the way.
We are heading in my 1979 campervan Wasabi through France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK to go on an adventure that shines a light on the best of humanity and make a raw documentary about what we find on our journey. We are stopping at specific projects that give back to local communities – food waste, refugee initiatives, beach cleans – and hopefully helping inspire other women to go out there, be brave and make change!

What are you most looking forward to about your trip?
Meeting human beings that are really working from their hearts!

Are there any places, in particular, that you are looking forward to exploring? Or organizations and people you are going out to meet and work with that you are excited about?
I went to Calais a couple of years ago to volunteer, this was when “The Jungle” refugee camp was full to the brim and a buzzing village of misplaced human beings trying to find some peace. We are heading back to Calais as our first stop and I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to it in the sense that it’s an awful reality especially considering winter and the people left being totally unsupported by the government BUT I can say that I’m really looking forward to seeing the amazing people working in the warehouses and kitchens to make sure people aren’t hungry/cold/or without basics and I think it’ll be interesting to see the reality of what is currently happening.

If people want to join you and get involved with any projects on your trip, where can they go for more information?
You can follow the journey through my Instagram @ellagracedenton and by using #TheGivingMovement you’ll find all of our videos/photos/stories!

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