While La Riv is another struggling restaurant in Texas, owner Vira Chudasma placed the community first and started offering free meals to people who ask for them. Together with her husband, daughter, and two chefs, Vira opened the restaurant during the unprecedented winter storm, offering a limited menu based on the items they had available.
Vira Chudasma Is Giving Back to the Texas Community That Has Supported the La Riv Over the Years
In an interview, Chudasma said that she wanted to give back to the Texas community that has supported her three businesses during the past seven years. She made sure to post her free pasta meals offer on social media and was quickly overwhelmed with requests. In the interview, Vira remarked that because the community was backing her during the good times, she now had a kitchen full of supplies, so preparing free meals was the right course of action.
The Texas Restaurant Had Over 150 Orders In Just the First Two Hours
Less than two hours had passed since Chudasma made her offer on social media, but she already had over 150 orders. The people who needed food included families who have to feed ten or more people and single mothers who couldn’t explain to their children why there was no spaghetti available at the store. Currently, the La Riv offers a hot meal to anyone who needs one and is able to call the restaurant, no questions asked.
Chudasma wanted people to know that they are still offering free meals to those who need them. She has placed no limit on the orders and asks no questions. According to her, the hardships the community in Texas has been through recently are reason enough for her to help. She also said she knew how limited supplies were and that warm food was scarce, so she invited people not to hesitate to call her restaurant for a hot meal. Vira also said that she and her family are blessed and thankful for the community they live in and would give back any way they can.
Artist Creates Coloring Pages Of Powerful And Inspiring Women
Artist Shine Caramia decided that instead of “doomscrolling” through lockdown, she was going to put her talents to good use and celebrate some of the most powerful and inspiring women on the planet… By making coloring pages of them!
Shine Caramia is the face behind Nirbhao Rocks, a company that creates beautiful and functional artwork. On her site, you’ll find everything from gorgeous ceramic buttons and bowls through to eco-friendly fabric shopping totes. It’s clear that Caramia has a passion for creating beautiful and inspiring things, but she recently decided to branch out into something a little bit different.
We Are Awesome
Recently, Nirbhao Rocks decided to launch a range of coloring pages called ‘We Are Awesome.’ Featuring powerful and inspiring women, along with non-binary people, these coloring pages are awe-inspiring! In fact, she has collated each of the pages – which you can download for just $3 each – into an entire coloring book. This means you could spend hours coloring in inspiring women, just to pass the time.
Color Your Favorites
So, who has Caramia featured? It seems as though this is a real who’s who list of women who have made a difference. The top-voted image on BoredPanda is, understandably, of Ruth Bader Ginsburg who recently passed away. However, the coloring pages also include people like Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Opal Tometi, Ali Wong, and Greta Thunberg. The ‘We Are Awesome’ coloring book features 60 incredible women and non-binary people, meaning you could color a new person every week and still have some left after a year!
There’s no denying that this coloring book is one of the best out there, for those who want to celebrate some of the most important women of our time – and beyond. Alternatively, just opt for your favorite from one of the ever-growing list of coloring pages instead.