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The Girl Effect: How Girls Can Change the World

November 21, 2010

Today, I am joining 100+ bloggers who are blogging about The Girl Effect this week. This campaign was started by Tara Sophia Mohr who found herself really moved by the message and the mission of The Girl Effect. She used her blog to raise awareness and asked others to join her in spreading this message.

And what a powerful, powerful message it is.

I love this video for so many reasons. It speaks to the heart of some of my longings –

I long for a world where no one lives in poverty.

I long for a world where everyone gets a chance to follow their passions and develops their potential.

The truth is that I don’t pay attention to this longing enough. It is too easy to forget about my childhood dreams of seeing more equality in this world. Isn’t it funny how much easier it is as a child to see so clearly that things need to change? And then you grow up and you settle for what you’ve come to accept as reality. Tara pointed this out in her blog post and I have to say, this is so true for me.

I love how this video calls us to see the individuals within overwhelming statistics and how it challenges our habits of tuning out or of feeling sorry for those living in hardship.

I hope that if you have a moment, you’ll take the time to watch the video and allow the message to sink in. The education and empowerment of girls can make a tangible difference within a society and it’s important to, first of all, become aware of this.

Thanks for reading and watching. If you feel so inclined, it would be wonderful if you would join in and become part of spreading this message.

XO Jadyn

To learn more, visit www.girleffect.org
To learn more about adding your own post to the blogging effort, visit www.wiselivingblog.com

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