On the heels of the powerful #MeToo movement let me take a moment to remind all of us that International Day of the Girl just happened. On that day this video from Beyonce was released. It will make you angry or bring tears to your eyes. It's worth the watch.
In case you missed this fierce video let me give you the highlights:
A girl dies as a result of violence every 5 minutes
1 in 4 girls gets married as a child
71% of human trafficking victims are female
63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation
130 million girls are out of school
Girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV.
Enough with the violence. Enough with the sexual assault. Enough with the sexism. Enough with the disparity in income, education, and status.
FIND A WAY TO LEND YOUR VOICE TO THE CAUSE AND DO IT. Yell it from a rooftop, lead by example, make art, protest, pray - it doesn't matter how you give to the collective of change, but make a conscious effort every day to do something. Anything. Every small effort has a ripple effect. It is only through the power of community that change happens.