Sep 25, 2019

Speaking Truth To Power

9/25/2019 — cori

Greta Thunberg. Remember this name. She is going to be the girl who changes the course of history. Her courageous stand against politicians and laws and governments and wealthy countries to challenge their actions on climate change is inspiring, convicting, and imperative.

She is the voice of the generation that has to shoulder the burden and solution of how to handle all the devastation brought on by global warming and how it is devastating every country on this beautiful planet. Two days ago she gave an impassioned speech to world leaders at the UN Summit on Climate Change. Her words are meant to spur on action but they also sting and should cause deep soul searching for all of us. We are all culpable. We cannot point a finger at only one person, country, leader, business. We must each act and do our part for the betterment of the whole.

Chloe and I sat and watched both speeches after school today. The message was heard; the conviction heavy; the mood somber. It is awesome to see my 15 girl being inspired by another person in her generation - a girl even. She's reading, learning, listening, and deciding what causes are important to her. Right now it's equality, climate change and women's rights. May she never stop growing, learning, and reflecting on what is important to her and how she can use those passions to inspire, empower, and love others.

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