This depth of feeling and raw emotion follows me wherever I go, both geographically and internally, and I can't help but feel the plight of others and try to help lessen their load.
One of the causes nearest and dearest to my heart is the Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP) and other organizations that work in that beautiful country. I spent three months there this year for study abroad and it has changed me. The people that I met and the experiences that I had were unforgettable, and the poverty and illness that is a daily reality for them breaks my heart. The least we can do is volunteer our time and money to give these other human beings more opportunities.
Another cause I am extremely supportive of currently is Global Green USA and the work they are doing in the Gulf. I was first made aware of this organization by Austin Nichols and Sophia Bush (both of whom have crowdrise accounts that you should visit) and have been moved ever since. The oil spill in the Gulf is far from over, and in supporting organizations like Global Green we not only can continue the clean-up but also work to ensure that we create a clean energy plan that will prevent these disasters from happening in the future.
Those are a couple of the things that really pull at my heart currently, but I am always looking for new causes and new areas where aid is needed.
I believe as human beings that we are all connected in ways we often overlook and there is nothing I want more than to feel as though we have gotten to a point where we can really all help each other.
I mostly just love people. And stories. And feel that we must give everyone an opportunity to tell his or her story. This opportunity is only possible when everyone has access to a livelihood that is sustainable, and health care that will not fail them. Let's use our voices and stories to reach out to others and give them a chance to do the same.
Let's work together to bring emotional and monetary support to people whose stories haven't yet been told.
Together, we can work to change the world.
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