It's been such an incredible week in Guatemala with @girlupcampaign meeting girls like Luz Marina who was sooooo excited to get her #SchoolCycle bike and go to school again. I've talked to more than 30 girls this week and each one left me feeling so inspired and excited for what they'll do next. Who run the world? (And Guatemala?) Girls, por supuesto. 🤜🏽🏾♀️#girlupguatemala
Masks on masks on masks. Pit stop in Tikal.
Look who fit in a quick day trip to Tikal? Once in a lifetime views and tour.
Extremely lucky to be in Guatemala with @girlupcampaign this week and next. Wendy, 14, is one of many girls who inspired me with her perseverance and intelligence. She had to drop out of school last year to take care of her new brother, but plans to start up again next year and wants to become a doctor. I've talked with dozens of awesome girls like her this week, all of whom benefit from a joint UN safe spaces program that helps girls just be girls and resist early marriage so they can chase their dreams.
Wrapping up an awesome weekend with an amazing group of girls. Not all of our @girlupcampaign Teen Advisors are pictured here, but the entire group inspires me on the daily. I'm pretty confident our country (and world!) is gonna be in good hands with this generation of incredible ladies at the helm. #squadgoals#goals
Another day, another protest. Refugees are welcome here. #nobannowall
Hard to describe how incredible it was to see a half a million people come together in a spirit of equality, inclusion, and kindness. I think there's still a chance for this democracy experiment, yet. #womensmarchonwashington#whyimarch#vivalavulva
I knew going in it was gonna be a life-changing week, but this group of compassionate folks made it truly incredible. We even posted this same photo four times. 🤔So grateful to work for @girlupcampaign and with @unrefugees. #DreamTeam
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It's been such an amazing few days meeting #SouthSudan refugee girls who've been sharing their incredible stories of strength and perseverance despite unimaginable challenges and obstacles. Today at Bidibidi and Palorinya refugee settlements, the girls I met were hopeful that they'd be able to complete secondary school and become a doctor, a pilot, even a finance minister. I'm so grateful to work with @girlupcampaign@caradelevingne and @unrefugees to help more girls go to school and thanks to all of you friends and family who generously donated to help these girls out! #WithRefugees
Girl Up team Christmas party (with a special appearance by baby Arya)! 🏼
Minnesota girls at the national Christmas tree. So fun to have friends in town.
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Serious oyster business.
It's #GivingTuesday, guys! And that means that Girl Up (you know, that awesome girls' empowerment campaign I work for?) is fundraising for refugee girls' education in Uganda. 50% of refugee girls there have never had a first day of school. Which is insane to think about. So far thanks to donations (Many from awesome family and friends! You know who you are!) we've raised enough to help 700 girls go to school -- but we want to get to 1,000 by midnight. I'll be visiting the refugee camp in Uganda this January and will be able to meet the girls directly impacted by donations. So what are you waiting for? Channel all your angst about the state of the world, concern about politics and worry about the future of women's empowerment into doing good. You got this. girlup.org/donate