As a young girl growing up in the U.S., I had the opportunity to pursue almost anything I could dream of. With access to education, shelter, food, and a loving family that provided for me, I had the support and means to have a successful life. For that, I am the woman I am today, and I am eternally grateful.
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Is it just us or do weddings seem to be trying to take over the world? Between reality tv shows, wedding magazines, wedding websites, movies with or about weddings, and everything in between, it seems as if we are a culture obsessed with weddings. It’s estimated that in 2012 the average wedding had 136 guests and cost around $28,000. That kind of money can afford many people the chance to buy a home, pay off debt, purchase a car, or begin investing money into their childrens’ education. And this is just the average amount that’s spent, some people spend much much more on their big day.
Every day, young girls are taken advantage of and put through harmful, dangerous and horrific circumstances. Girls who are not given the opportunity to get an education are sent down a road leading to sex-trafficking, forced and early marriage or sexual abuse. Way too often, women are married off and raped because they are perceived as invaluable objects.