Girl Rising: An Empowering Movie Calling for Change.

Via Jennifer S. White
on Mar 9, 2013
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Last night I saw Girl Rising.

This movie is about the unbreakable spirit of girls living in situations that most American girls couldn’t even fathom. It’s about their need for help as they fight oppression; fighting for things that we take advantage of daily—things like education and choice.

This gripping film is directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins and showcases nine actresses telling nine stories of nine girls, from nine different countries.

Their often dark, traumatic tales of slavery, sexual assault and severe oppression are not only lightened, but are defined by, the surprisingly powerful and hopeful voices they use to inspire change and growth for women in their communities, in their situations—and for girls and women everywhere.

Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and Alicia Keys, among others, offer their voices as narrators to this amazing tribute to the spirit that resides in all girls in all locations around the globe—a voice of resiliency, intelligence, creativity and vision.

Check out this trailer and find out about screenings in your town or help donate to the cause. (Or find out how to bring a showing to your theater.)



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Ed: Bryonie Wise


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


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