…My wish for you is to become hope; people need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye, but we will carry a piece of each other into everything that we do next, to remind us of who we are, and of who we’re meant to be.
We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we chose to act on, that’s who we really are.
Natalie Dormer for “Face Up” [x]
'Face Up' is part of [the charity Plan UK]'s global Because I Am A Girl campaign, which aims to champion girls' rights across the world. Through it, Plan hopes to ensure that all girls can live safe from violence, gain an education, marry who they wish and have their voices heard. The primary focus of the campaign is to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and prevent child marriage in a generation. Currently, more than 3.5 million girls are at risk from FGM across the globe, and a young girl is forced into marriage every two seconds.
Working hard is important, but there’s something that matters even more. Believing in yourself. Think of it this way: Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than we are now. Students. If they can do it, w h y n o t u s ?
"She’s tough, not in an unpleasant way, but she’s gutsy. I think she’s funny, and I think that she’s very warm and compassionate.” - JK Rowling on Ginny
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.