Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

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Writer-Director behind Mothering in the Movement documentary film (in development) @motheringinthemovement

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Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

4 Days 18 Hours Ago

Ageing challenge? It’s on! * * 2007/2018 FB profile pics. TITLE: Sunday School Teacher meets Hippie Heathen 🤣 #hopefullyagloup #thenandnow #ageingchallenge #permedhairdidntcare #naturalhair #blackwomen #blackhair #gloup

Laurie Townshend
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5 Days 20 Hours Ago

‘‘Twas a special joy to spend my first ‘Viola’ at a movie theatre last night ✊🏾🇨🇦💵 #violadesmond #canadiancurrency #10dollarbill #blackhistory #monumental #blackwomen

When you remember that last week this time you still had another hour before you’d roll out of bed and hit that box of Ferrero Rocher for breakfast 😜 #dontjudgeme #humpday #backtoworkweek #happynewyear #teachersofinstagram

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 12 Hours Ago

26 year-old Mexican school teacher Yalitza Aparicio was a mesmerizing wonder in this her first film. * * Unless you’ve got Dolby Atmos technology in your home, you’ll want to forgo the Netflix version and go see Roma in a theatre (preferably 70mm print). It’s the only way to experience Cuarón’s cinematic brilliance #alfonsocuaron #romacuarón #roma

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 14 Hours Ago

A diptych: “Feet on the Ground” * * A child’s escapism; his capacity for imagining an otherworldly existence receives so poignant a treatment in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. #lovethisfilm #stillprocessing #noframewasted #storytelling #alfonsocuaron #romacuarón

Laurie Townshend
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13 Days 14 Hours Ago

A diptych celebrating a master’s use of the language of film to intimate the tragic poetry of our lives. EDITED: I also love how the sound of the birds and the dog act like connective tissue holding these two scenes together. * * All hail Alfonso Cuarón. Roma is exquisite. We are not worthy ❤️#thelanguageoffilm #roma #alfonsocuaron #oscars2019 #yalitzaaparicio

Laurie Townshend
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14 Days 11 Hours Ago

When your friendship has a filmic evolution. Conceived on the TIFF rooftop post Moonlight screening. Adolescent antics up and down Beale Street and tonight - sober adulting in Cuarón’s Roma (70mm). Pure magic. The films and the friendship ✨😘✨ #roma #cuaron #filmlovers #moonlight #bealestreetisourlegacy

Laurie Townshend
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18 Days 19 Hours Ago

Blissed out on Plentea’s natural light vibes & my newest fave audio book compliments of TPL #theuntetheredsoul #saturdayvibes #supportyourpubliclibrary #parkdale 📸 @cashew23

Laurie Townshend
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20 Days 24 Hours Ago

Every single Christmas, she created a beautiful holiday oasis in our little apartment. * * As a child, I somehow understood that adorning government housing was like putting lipstick on a pig (no offence🐷) * * What you can’t see in this picture is the rust building up on our balcony railing; the piss-lined staircase I’d fly down-two stairs at a time while holding my breath; the disturbingly smelly garbage shoot with its aggressive, slamming door; the broken elevators; the cockroaches; the fire alarms; the constant police presence... * * Thank you mom for always making the holidays special. For insulating your kids from the sketchy world around us. Because of the magical way you transformed our space, I was able to IMAGINE a home like the one Karen and I have today. * * Know that all the beauty of our time together (swipe left) is a reflection of the magic you conjured up for your kids all those years ago ❤️🎄🙏🏾 * * #thegiftofimagination #christmasmagic #mothers #blackmothers #amotherslove #fullcircle #motheringinthemovement

Laurie Townshend
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23 Days 14 Hours Ago

Taste testing the black cake and sorrel (not pictured) we’re leaving out for the big guy tonight. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate 🎄#caribbeansantaloveswrayandnephew

Laurie Townshend
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27 Days 11 Hours Ago

Steaming Korean dishes, refreshing makgeolli (I believe that’s what it’s called?), and an earnest review of every lesbian film made in the last 25 years 😂 Just what my therapist recommended 😉😍

Laurie Townshend
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28 Days 20 Hours Ago

I always tell my students that for me, teaching is a selfish endeavour because I’m banking on former students- no matter their profession- to look out for Old Lady Townshend. They think I’m being facetious or self-deprecating until a former student visits and they witness evidence of my ROI. This young man is going to transform the business/media landscape one creative project at a time. He’s awaiting word from Harvard business school, but he’s got MIT and oh...Yale acceptance letters in his back pocket. On top of all of that, he’s a really kind soul. Ike Zhang, Middle-aged Lady Townshend is so very proud of you! 👩🏾‍🏫👵🏾 * * #teachersofinstagram #middleschoolteachers #scarborough #tdsb #torontodistrictschoolboard #middleschool #whyidowhatido #eachoneteachone #formerstudents #teacherpride

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-11-29 14:06:38

ICYMI 🙋🏾‍♀️Shameless Groupie (2010). Where my inner science nerd came out to play with my budding filmmaker (full vid on YouTube/Vimeo) * * I wrote and directed this - 1 of only 2 Shameless Groupie episodes. This one features Toronto’s gift to Prince (and the rest of the world), the humble and immensely talented, @donnagrantis (new album coming soon !🎸) * * The idea was to merge my love for the local music scene with my desire to write & direct tv/film. It felt SO risky at the time. I didn’t have much experience interviewing, directing OR editing video. But I look at this segment and it doesn’t make me cringe 🤷🏾‍♀️ I think it’s important for artists to look back at early work to identify those non-cringey elements. They’re usually reflections of the most authentic parts of you. The aspects of you that become your signature creatively speaking🤓🎬 #tbt #donnagrantis #prince #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomendirectors #documentaryfilmmaking #followyourdreams #mergeyourpassions #stokeyourcuriosity #therex #livemusic #shamelessgroupie

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-11-25 14:13:28

1st Annual Builders Party #sundayfunday #legomoc #lego #ifyoucantbeatemjoinem

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-11-18 10:22:04

How I KNOW Instagram is listening. I haven’t worn this infinity scarf with zippered travel pocket since last March. I am at brunch with @cashew23 talking about how much I love it. 20 min later, I’m checking my feed and I see this ad that I’ve NEVER seen before (swipe left) 👀👂🏻😞#bigbrotherislistening #notcool #notaconspiracy

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-11-17 16:02:49

Sweet natural lighting made for an IG-worthy latte break 🌕☕️#turmericlatte #rituals #weekendvibes