I want to be rich. That’s what I decided that I want to do. I want to be rich so I can help those out there in the world, help those unable to speak, speak up and be heard, be listened to, and be seen. I want to help empower, help reach out, help educate, I want to be there for support. I want to show those who think they’re better than someone else because of their gender, age, sexuality, religion, color, ethinicty, nationality and appearance, that they are not. To help everyone see the world differently, I want to be able to wake up someday and know that there is no one out there crying of pain, of loss, of fear, of greif, because someone else made them feel less.
Strong feelings engulfed me as I watched the documentary of Half the Sky, feelings of anger, sadness, greif, shock, and helplessness. These feelings were boiling, making me want to act, want to make a difference, want to change this world, want to talk to everyone about how unjust this world can be. I have seen injustice, and I have lived it – for reasons that I will leave for later conversations- but I know how it feels to be mistreated because of who you are, what you look like, what you believe in or where you come from, and it is a feeling I wish no one has to feel. Watching someone easily take away your humanity from you, in front of your eyes and you’re left to nothing but maybe screams, fighting back but alas with no results, no one there to help you or hear you out.
I want to wake up everday to teach the world to become one, to be able to thrive as citizens of our one home, Earth. I wish that no one has to go through the awfulness of fear of dying when they don’t do what they’re forced to. The beauty of the women in the documentary were only a few of many out there in so many places in the world who’s voices aren’t heard, their screams are silent, their cries seem soundless. It is ugly, it is painful and it is awful how unjust and unfair this world is… yet the fact that there are people willing to help, willing to give and reach out is what makes this world beautiful.
I believe in the beauty of this world, and I believe in the value of education and the power of hope, love, faith and will. I dream of a better world and a more beautiful place, and I will do my absolute best everyday to be the change I want to see in the world, to speak up, to extend a hand of help, so that one day this world will be free of injustice, and so should you, and you and you, because together we can make a difference, because women are half of the sky, and the other half is men, together we make the world one, we make up the beauty of the sky, of this one wold, not more not less.