It sounds idealistic and unrealistic but I've always believed in advocating for social equality. I can't remember whether this was in a novel I read or came from one of my preschool teachers, but this saying has stuck with me through the years "it's not progress when it leaves everyone but a few behind."
Through Girl Up and Mogul I've strived to build communities on Dublin High School's that center around advocating for women’s rights in the developing world, addressing the subtle sexism woven into our lifestyles, and ensuring minorities aren’t being left behind in our drives towards personal progress. By sparking conversations about intersectional feminism, economic progress, and natural resources, I've connected to like-minded individuals who are committed to change. We may not always agree but hearing their perspectives and working with them has expanded my own understanding. I've always believed that a group of dedicated individuals working together with a common goal can achieve impossible things; my experience within these groups has only reinforced these beliefs.
How are you working towards greater social equality? Do you think this is something will accomplish within our lifetimes?