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Bindi Irwin shares a special update about an incredible initiative in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests

The 21-year-old is supporting in the best way she knows how.

By Jess Pullar
One of Australia's most iconic conservationists and TV personalities, Bindi Irwin, has shown her support for the black community in the wake of the George Floyd protests with a series of special Instagram posts.
The 21-year-old is known for her dedication to social causes, and in the wake of the protests in the US sparked by George Floyd's death, she's found a way to address the issue with her one million Instagram followers.
Earlier this week, Bindi shared a video to her Instagram which featured a young black girl speaking about her disadvantaged experience.
Bindi reposted a caption written by another, Titus O'Neil, which read: "Our Truths need to be addressed, Your Truths need to be Addressed and once you hear our truths and work towards changing them, It is THEN THAT "WE" can change the World. When "Me" becomes "WE" Amazing things can and Will happen."
Later on Tuesday, Bindi shared a black tile, like millions of people across the world, in an effort to silence their own content in order to amplify black voices.
She simply included the hashtag, "#blackouttuesday".

On Thursday morning, Bindi posted another message of support for an incredible initiative called The Black Mambas.
The initiative is the first all women anti-poaching project in South Africa, and is clearly something that struck a chord with the young conservationist.
"ROLE MODELS: Follow @theblackmambas to learn about the incredible work they are doing in South Africa as the first all women anti-poaching initiative," Bindi shared.
"They are true Wildlife Warriors on a mission to change the world."
She included a link to their website for followers wanting to donate - www.blackmambas.org.
Bindi shared this image along with her message of support for the Black Mambas. (Instagram)
Bindi's followers showed their own admiration and support for the cause.
With more than 70,000 likes within an hour of posting and hundreds of comments, it was clear their message was heard loud and clear.
"Beautiful women with so much power and love. True wildlife warriors," wrote one.
"This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. GIRL POWER," another commented.
One fan simply said: "Incredible...you're all so incredible!"
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The post comes in line with a number of celebrities who have spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has swept the globe and become more prevalent than ever in the wake of George Floyd's murder in the United States.
If you're looking at ways you can support from Australia or would like further resources to educate yourself on systematic racism, visit our article here.

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