Take a look at this 4-minute video, It Only Takes a Girl:
This video is a reminder to me that I have the luxury to critique the educational system in my country and to advocate for changes in our approach to schooling largely because, despite the flaws in my own education, I was, in fact, among the most privileged to receive it.
This video is a reminder that when I complain about the food at a restaurant, I am so very fortunate to never lack food.
This video is a reminder that when I drink the tap water in a city and it tastes less good than my filtered well water, I am among the profoundly lucky who can simply turn on a faucet and have as much uncontaminated water as I could ever want.
This video is a reminder that it is not cultural imperialism to advocate for the education of girls and fight for an end to their exploitation no matter where they live in the world and no matter what the cultural norms or religious tenets that perpetuate their oppression.
This video is a reminder that I must constantly embrace the adage “to whom much is given, much is expected.”
This video is a reminder that it’s not enough to just spread this video; I must do something to make a difference.
For a just and humane world for all,
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