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Our coffee story is much wider, much higher and much deeper than meets the eye. We began making coffee at Seven Wonders the first week of January 2003 on our first espresso machine. Less than 3 months later we had won the Irish Barista Championship (the main coffee making competition in the world by country) and were off to Boston to represent Ireland in the World Barista Championship.
After the Walmart mass shooting, some local teachers made a social media request for their students, asking for people to send postcards with kind or loving words.One school got a lot more than expected.More than 600 pair of heart shaped glasses were delivered to Hillside Elementary for every student and teacher.The creator of the glasses said when people look through the glasses they’re making a pledge to see the good in the world and to be good to others.“Love glasses revolution. Choosing to see the world with love.It is so simple,” said Tara Ijai, the owner of Love Glasses Revolution.Ijai drove from Phoenix to deliver the sunglasses after reaching out to her community for donations.
We decided to make to the trip to a second elementary school in El Paso to spread the love.We visited Tom Lea Elementary School, hope you enjoy it, the students and teachers were excited to get their Love Glasses.
A short video about our trip to El Paso to deliver Love Glasses to the students and teachers of Hillside Elementary School, we absolutely enjoyed our time there and got to meet so many amazing people along the way.We got to attend the services of Mr Antonio Basco's wife and the Memorial outside of WalMart.
Regardless of who you are – no matter your age, race, or sexual orientation – you should be celebrated every day of the year. After all, love is love.Love Glasses are here to help you spread love to everyone you come across, with their huge selection of heart-shaped glasses that’ll be sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.Love Glasses Revolution is a company that sells heart-shaped glasses. They’re stylish and fun, but more importantly, Love Glasses is a movement and it’s a message to choose love.This company wants people to understand that they have the power and they can use their voice and stand up and love through all of the negativity.
Featured on Good Morning Arizona with Jaime Cerreta
Founder of Love Glasses Revolution, Tara Ijai, shares her inspiring story of strength and love.
How would you like to be part of a revolution? A movement that embraces our similarities and focuses on love?A Phoenix-area company just might be selling what you're looking for.Tara Ijai was having a bad day a few months ago. Hoping to cheer her up, her brother sent her a picture of a guinea pig wearing heart-framed sunglasses."I decided I'm going to make a choice to choose to live," said Ijai.
Tara Ijai was 28 when she converted to Islam and chose to wear a hijab, a head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women.Two months later, on Sept. 11, 2001, her faith made her a target.Ijai’s father called her in Arizona and cried when he asked her not to wear her hijab. He was afraid someone might hurt her.But Ijai told him, "I chose this. I believe in this."
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
Tara Ijai shares a story about dealing with hate after converting to Islam.
Sharing our story on the OTTO D show.
This initiative seeks to promote love and tolerance in the face of aggressive and constant comments by Donald Trump, who sometimes attacks minorities
The movement, born in the state of Arizona, seeks to spread throughout the country trying to share a message of love and generosity against the atmosphere of racism and intolerance that is experienced especially after the last elections.
The world sometimes can be a harsh and cold place, but there are individuals determined to see life through a better lens, and they are ready to create a revolution of peace.This point of view is a bold statement now that the U.S. has elected as president a person who has used hateful rhetoric against immigrants, Muslims, Mexicans, African-American communities and many people who are outside the ‘old white male’ power clique.
Alabama Coasting was proud to be a sponsor and supporter of the recent World Food Championships in Orange Beach. As expected, the week produced an outstanding series of food competitions, introductions to chefs and foodies from around the world and a taste-tantalizing array of food experiences.
Our "little extra gift” was meeting Tara and Adnane Ijai founders and chief ambassadors for the ‘Love Glasses Revolution’ – a movement created to share love in the world through inspirational ‘love glasses’. Their mission with these heart shaped sunglasses is simply to empower each other to see the world with love.