melati ~ @melatiwijsen

🌏 Raised in Bali • activist || 🌱growing || @byebyeplasticbags @oneislandonevoice @mountainmamasbali @biggerthanus_thefilm ❤️

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3 weeks ago

bike keys are in my pocket! • first home away from home. living here for a month! enrolled myself as a summer school student at UVA! life is FULL of crazy possibilities incl getting a sore butt from riding my bicycle for three days (I know ) and getting lost walking home from the albert hijn, two blocks down (I know ) ❤️ wish me luck

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3 weeks ago

who knew such a pretty sight existed? 🌺🌼🌸💕grateful for the flower love this international plastic bag free day. #byebyeplasticbags

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3 weeks ago

it’s july! and bali is plastic bag free • now what should I do with my time? hmmm excited excited. 📷: @sharonangelia

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3 weeks ago

the truth pt.2

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3 weeks ago

i miss you! i miss you. officially gone from home for a month.

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3 weeks ago

truth pt.1 • I believe in our generation. siapa yang setuju?

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4 weeks ago

Thanks @biggerthanus_thefilm for taking me beautiful places! 🙈

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4 weeks ago

hhhmmm not feeling so lost after all✨Today I woke up very far away from home, and knew that my team @byebyeplasticbags had celebrated the first day of the island wide BAN on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene. that feeling. My heart is exploding with happy smiles too big for inside! Wish I could be at home for this moment, even if for only a second. This vision, this movement, You guys are keeping the fire alive🔥 THANK YOU • TERIMA KASIH.

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flowers make me smile. 🌺🌸🌼

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💜 girl power.

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soaked in as much home as I could. Off again for 2 months this time😫😅thank you @garybencheghib and @isabel wijsen for showering me in real big love 💕

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One year ago today, I graduated from @greenschoolbali • how weird is that?! It took me a second to believe that it’s been a whole year already. No idea how time can move so fast.⏰Even weirder because if I hadn’t worked so hard to graduate a year early...I would be getting my high school diploma now. 😅 in a moment of reflection today I wrote a list of all my highlights in my “non-traditional” gap year: - Launching a new company and being able to sign company papers finally ✅ - Being in the most loving relationship with @garybencheghib ♥️ - Watching @isabelwijsen get better and better in her authentic crazy fashion outfits 😍🏆 - Starting @biggerthanus_thefilm - The steady build of @mountainmamasbali - CNN heroes and Time Magazine list of influential teens in one weekend - Bali introducing the ban on plastic bags! - Officially hiring @lillydaskalov and @tobythorpeaus on the full time team! ❗️For the question that keeps coming up of, “so now what...” and then the awkward...”what about university?” My answer is that maybe one day I’ll go. But right now, it feels like I’m building my own university. 💪 Next month you’ll see me somewhere on a campus for a quick summer course...but for now! I’m gonna have to continue like this 😘

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Happy world environment day ❤️ appreciation post when you get this photo sent in the family group chat...papa picked up bel from school like this 🌿🌷 beautiful treasures from mama earth.

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introducing trees that thrive!

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learning so many things about child marriage, gender equality, girls rights and access to education📚with Memory for @biggerthanus_thefilm

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Awkward newbie me. 😊back at it with @biggerthanus_thefilm

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May 2019

thank you Berlin last week for the time spent and stories shared with @Allianz 🌸

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May 2019

the oceans are rising. so are we. 🌊 going head first into the month of May! With an official 40 full time teams a part of the BBPB global family, the movement is growing stronger and bigger, a new project coming soon too. ✈️ my speaking tour taking me to Berlin, Australia, Aspen, New York, Malawi for the first few teasers! ❤️😘

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April 2019

❤️ LOVE ❤️

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April 2019

Something magic always in the make.

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April 2019

almost time to vote. gear up and get ready!

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April 2019

pure light! gratitude shining through! • have been working really really hard the past four days (three more to go! ) for something very special. Wouldn’t be able to do it (or to keep the passion alive ) without the BEAUTIFUL supportive, smart, creative people around me!

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April 2019

i’m so proud of us. me and my river man! 💙

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March 2019

💙💕

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March 2019

Spent a huge chunk of the day today scrolling through Pinterest making a wish list for the next project. Dream big baby!

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March 2019

sometimes I feel like i’m missing out on your magic moments as a teenager because I’m always out on the go but SO glad for moments like last night! Sister sleep over! 🌸 caught up on all the tea 👏 yes trying to be your level of cool. Sister slay x

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March 2019

appreciate where you come from🌱

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March 2019

Learning doesn’t stop at graduation📚and I’m so glad I can still go “back to school” to learn and teach in different ways around the world.🌱Today with 170 students talking “what next” after the school strikes. An amazing turnout last Friday with over a million students!👫But how can you keep the momentum building? What can you do to make a difference? 💪🙏

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March 2019

25% of the worlds population, but we are ... Incredible to have finished that together with all of you. This was the ending of my speech at the #fridaysforfuture school strike!

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March 2019

Standing strong. Rising up. I gave up on the traditional school education a long time ago. It needs fixing. Fun fact; I graduated a year early from high school so I could focus full time on changemaking. My last year, I was 31 days at school. my classroom is out here in the real world. My life school; @byebyeplasticbags @oneislandonevoice @mountainmamasbali ❤️ Comment if you agree that we need CHANGE in the classroom and what you think needs to change👇 #climatestrike

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March 2019

12 years old! this journey we started on 6 years ago has set a beautiful path for us! Humbled, proud, excited, nervous! Many emotions for this project, meeting my tribe - the changemakers and the leaders I look up to! ❤️ @biggerthanus_thefilm

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March 2019

This is my little start up office. my parents let me turn the garden house into my new house. A living room, a bedroom, a bathroom...but also, a workspace where all the creativity happens. Where our mission, our message from six years ago becomes the true living example; us youth may only be 25% of the worlds population but we are 100% of the future. ❤️

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March 2019

the team is going out for a walk ❤️ loved this moment with all of you.

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March 2019

find your voice and use it. 🌱spend a weekend with me and let’s talk all things changemaker. Applications now open, link in BIO! ❤️

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March 2019

For those that have not yet seen my over excited stories about THIS, here you go: CHANGEMAKER WEEKENDS. It’s a thing, we’re making it a thing and we want YOU to join us for an incredible experience. Join me for a weekend! It’s going to be so much fun✨! Applications are now open, please help me in sharing this with all communities! ❤️ link in my BIO

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March 2019

That feeling when you turn 18 and FINALLY get to sign your own company papers. Big new things coming your way, world watch out!

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March 2019

Selamat Hari Perempuan International!! ❤️ I feel so blessed with the women I have in my life and the women I meet on the front lines demanding change. I am inspired and empowered by the growing movement and the girls I can empower by sharing my story.💪Indonesia, you have my heart, and the young girls and women are so smart, kind, beautiful, strong. We can lead Indonesia into the future. Saya berharap semua wanita akan bangkit! 🙏 all women RISE.

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March 2019

about to go on another beautiful getaway, far away from everything, no WiFi, cozy clothes, cool weather, with my family. Quality time spent together and spent with self. But thinking lots about this valentines getaway moment with my ❤️

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March 2019

i miss this shining star and I miss this trip! ✨

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March 2019

Finally, the big reveal! ✨I am incredibly excited to share with you one of the new projects that I am a part of. Something that truly resonates with me, with you and with what is going on in the world today. Something is shifting globally, children are raising their voices, demanding change. Something is pulling us together, demanding collaboration. Something is happening that is BIGGER THAN US. @biggerthanus_thefilm 🌱🎬Can’t wait to bring the film into life! The next few months ahead we’ll be diving into the stories of those on the front lines. Those driven by that something “bigger than us” and unfolding what it really is to be a young changemaker. ❤️ Follow these links and watch out for more to come! https://biggerthanus-thefilm.com https://www.facebook.com/biggerthanusthefilm/ https://www.instagram.com/biggerthanus_thefilm/

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February 2019

something bigger than us is coming ...

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February 2019

Proud of how this event has evolved. Third year in a row and the support continues to GROW🌱 inspired by all of you who are taking lead and taking action. Cheers to the 100+ coordinators for this years Bali’s Biggest Clean Up with @oneislandonevoice 💙 let’s do it!

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