Christy Turlington is one of original supers and a consummate Smart Sensuality woman. Read why.
Turlington looks magnificent in the above image by Inez & Vinoodth for Porter Magazine #5. I pulled this other sequence of three images from the duo’s blog, because they sum up the combo of feminine and masculine values that converge in the Smart Sensuality woman.
What’s missing from this sensual feast from Inez % Vinoodth is the action-driven philanthropy component that is core to the lifestyle of a Smart Sensuality woman. For Turlington, the core action based on doing good is the creation of her ‘Every Woman Counts’ Foundation, dedicated to improving maternal health worldwide.
Vogue profiled Christy Turlington in early September as the super woman, wife and mother of two as the veterman New York Marathon runner prepped to become a newbie in the Chicago Marathon this month.Vogue writes:
Turlington Burns has been training for marathons since 2011, when she saw an opportunity to raise awareness for her nonprofit, Every Mother Counts, which aims to provide women with access to critical medical care in an effort to end preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. The 26-mile challenge is symbolic of the issue because, says Turlington Burns, “distance is one of the biggest barriers women face bringing life into the world,” with expectant mothers in developing countries often traveling great distances in search of emergency care.
In the FYI column, Turlington describes running into New York in the final leg of that global epic marathon, explaining that New York ranks 47th in the US in maternal mortality. A recent grant from Every Mother Counts to the New York state government seeks to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for every female living in the state. ~ Anne
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