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Boyd Varty

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Boyd completed his basic schooling by studying the curriculum of a typical Western educational system while traveling the African bush to restore ecosystems, living in India and Europe to deepen his understanding of language and culture, and reading broadly to absorb a standard ...

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Jacqui Hemphill
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This is unbelievable…. Well Done Team and incredibly well written!!

Lisa Otten
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SO proud! well done all!!

Natalie Elliot
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Congratulations Team Londolozi. This is amazing! We behind you all the way!
Anderson Expeditions 🙂

Sheila Steenkamp
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Wow amazing!

Kate
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we will rise under our Digital Tree – love all at Good Work Foundation

Susan Honnell
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Dancing with you in love and solidarity from the Central Coast of California! Thank you Boyd Varty, Rich Laburn, and Team Londolozi!!

Sal Roux
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awesome…collective energy…we’ll be right alongside everyone

Kirsty Thomas
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Truly inspirational guys….you always come out top!

Geri Potter
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LOVE THIS!!!!! 🙂 Now I am going to share it with my Facebook friends so they can DANCE TOO!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you ALL!!

Jenifer Westphal
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Fantastic! I feel overwhelmed and I inspired! I will share with everyone! Thank you for an incredible story and video!

Sheena
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Happy Valentines Day to one and all – may your days be full of love and always rock to the rhythm of life.
(Nice to see some of the men dancing at the back!!!)

Christina
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Beautifully written, Boyd! I will dance tomorrow, and will hold space in my heart for the matriarchs, current and future, who will save the world.

Tarryn
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AMAZING!!!!!

Leonie Tanser
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We are doing this too in our Body and Soul Fitness group tomorrow morning! Awesome to be part of this huge prayer for change.

Arden Zalman
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I write for all the female mammals–thank you. We will survive!

Evette Hartig
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And so we dance

Deborah Calmeyer
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Here’s to our fabulous Eve Ensler & dear friend and client Pat Mitchell!
Two women that rock the world and creators of One Billion Women Rising!

Geri Potter
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Wait a minute…in all these responses, where are the men’s voices? This isn’t exclusive people…rise up, enjoy, DANCE. Yes, you are invited!!! 🙂

Geri Potter
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And INCLUDED!!!!

Scott Sebastian
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Great video.Who was the singer ,she was sensational.

Kate Neill
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Hi Scott,

The song was Written and produced by Tena Clark. All the artists are from the cast of V-Girl activists and New York-based singers: Liz Byrne, Shelea Frazier, Ashley Juedy, Dana Kluczyk, Jenny Mollett, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Naomi Walley, and Caitlin Witty.

Thanks,
Kate Neill

Judy Guffey
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Dancing the hula in Hawai’i.

Anne Gordon
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Can you all join me in an AMEN! Rising up! Thanks Boyd and all at Londo!

Penny Main
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What an inspirational message! You rock Londolozi Team!

Melinda Schussele
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Congratulations! Awesome! We need more of this from all corners of the world. So nice to see the staff at my favorite camp in So. Africa taking on a monumental issue in such a wonderful way. Thank you.

Marianna Keyser
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This is beautifully written Boyd, Well done. I shall definitely dance today in celebration of all the Matriarchs of today and the future. Well done to the Londolozi team.

Gillian van Houten
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……rising in Grahamstown…

Lynne Chidoni
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So moving and beautifully written.
Mata Hari is quoted as saying: “dance is a poem of which each movement is a word” …. Today a billion speak together. How fantastic!

Cathy
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So emotional just watching this……… One Billion Rising….. Let’s all do it today

Riana Ebertsohn
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Going to forward this e-mail to everybody in my contact list!!! We will all dance with you!!! Big thanks and big hugs to all of you at Londolozi!!

Lana Bargh
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BRILLIANT…….! Very inspirational, well done Londoze!

Alex Wilcox
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Terrific!.. We’re dancing in Los Angeles.

Carrie
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A really wonderful video.
So commendable – your work, beyond wildlife conservation, is noticed & appreciated.

Lina Yao-Allgaier
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Just amazing… song and dance!!! Will spread the word…

Jimbo
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Awesome, will dance all day !!

KTC
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Feeling so inspired by the Londolozi team this morning. This is beautiful. Thank you x

Adele
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Amazing to see 1 Billion Rising danced in the middle of the African Bushveld and especially the footage of the matriach elephants. Inspirational ! Love the written text too.

Eugene van Niekerk
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Excellent work Boyd and Rich. To all of the participants from Londolozi well done with the creation of this powerfull message. May your effort bear fruit to the power of “Billion”.

Liz Westby-Nunn
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Long may the dance continue…

Vivienne Black
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Well done and congratulations! Together we can dance -and rise up!

Kate Robinson
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Well done Londolozi, SO proud!!

Tonya
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So beautifully written Boyd, will be with you in Spirit and be Dancing with you in support
Love T
XX

Deborah Ewing
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An uplifting respite from editing a report on gender-based violence. Thank you and keep dancing!

Amanda MF
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Bravo!! Beautiful. Dancing in London!

Karin MacLarty
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We love what you do! What is happening in this country is beyond appalling. Rising and dancing on the Cape West Coast.

Gilly Hemphill
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Wow, Londolozi never fails to impress…………you all rock and Boyd you are a superstar. What you guys do always brings a tear to my eye. Londolozi is my special place and space and I love you all.x x

Brian Kane-Berman
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Incredible and when you are all so busy. Awesome!

Dusty Bristol
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Beautiful, beautiful! Yes, we can all be one, it’s time to come together now x

Thulani
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Well done Londolozi

Shirley
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Beautiful, I have watch your video several times with friends and family, and I can’t get enough. Thank you very much.

shan
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celebrate! dance! move ! in a new direction the time is now!!!
We continue to be inspired …….this is great thank you
love the video love the song committed to the campaign
yes

Val Ross
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Love it!!!

Meredith
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What a surprise! A fantastic presentation to start my day1 Thank you for the message and the sharing.
Congratulations to all of you.

The music and dance routine is exhilirating!!!

Heather D'Amore
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Wonderful! Many thanks for your contribution to a better world.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Michael Howard
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Ah, I always enjoy getting another communication from Londolozi. Only problem is, that it makes
me wish I was there again at this very moment. Lovely to see everyone having such a good time for a good cause!

Michael Howard
London

Mari Bravo
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I have lovely memories of my stays in Londolozi and I was pleased with all the good work that was being done to save the animals in this preserve. This is another lovely mission. I’m impressed! Thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day.

Pete and Sue Badenhorst
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We will forever remember the most wonderful weekend we had at Londolozi, where nothing was too much trouble, and we fully support this fantastic idea, for Valentine’s Day.

Leoniek Roks
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Thanks!!! I loved it!!! Still missing the people and the animals from Londolozi!!! Had to miss my big love today due to a business trip… But this movie made my day!!!! :-)))

Helmut D Feller
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What a fantastic message to the world. Thank you for the inspiration.
Violence against women should surely be stopped.

MJ
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Love this! it should be an annual event worldwide on Valentines Day!
I did my dancing!
Thank you

Michael Klauber
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We are with you and will dance!

Kathy Dyer
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Beautiful and inspirational- I am going to send this to everyone I know! Thank you Londolozi for being part of this.

Leslie Budinger
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What a brilliant, powerful, and heartfelt message! I’ve worked with 3female elephants for 3 yrs., at a Zoo! I have also stayed @ the magnificent Londolozi Lodge. Who would have thought, on Valentines Day, I would watch this incredible video! To pass a message on asking the world, people, to wake up to the consciousness , love and giving, from the females everywhere, and to stop the abuse ! Here’s to One Billion Rising….what a movement!

Jess G
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Beautiful!
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin…”
You are amazing. Lets keep dancing…..

Lazy Liz
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FABULOUS! I love it! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the compassion and the energy to go with that.

Estelle
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Thanks – that is really inspiring and made me really homesick……….

Thys Nel
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respect your mother and someone els,s daughter and you will be blessed a billion times

Glenda
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I had to dance!!!! I was so moved by the energy and the love for women and girls. Yes Yes Yes!!! We must strike, rise and dance for all women for we are God’s most loving creation Thank you my African Sistahs!!!

Benay Dara-Abrams
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On Valentine’s Day, I danced with many of my Nia dance buddies at the One Billion Rising event in front of San Francisco City Hall. I danced for my daughter. I danced for all the daughters of the world. I danced for the Londolozi elephant matriarchs and their young. Reading your post and watching the video, I felt the spirit of the elephants inspiring and supporting my dance. Thanks, Boyd!

Lydia Nibley
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One family and one community at a time. We will make these changes at a global level one new behavior and new idea at a time. As a global community we are what we believe, but what we believe can change!

Kos Evans
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Empower women and there will be less violence in the world.
Mankind needs to start thinking about change. !!

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