To the ladies who I shared a cab with this afternoon – Mica and Dixie, thank you from the bottom of my heart. x
— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) December 15, 2014
Deeply distressing photos of his tiny, lifeless body washed up on the shore of a Turkish beach prompted a widespread outcry, that whatever we’re doing to help solve the humanitarian crisis, we need to do more.
— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) September 2, 2015
As a mother & human being, today I grieve the loss of 3 yr old Aylan Kurdi & the 200,000 other, nameless Syrian refugees…
— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) September 3, 2015
The hashtag has gained huge traction online in the past 24 hours, trending nationally as people gravitate – once again, though this time for a very different reason – to a phrase that encompasses the hurt/dismay/anger they’re feeling.
We now live in a world where it takes images of a dead child to make people care #WeCanDoBetter
— Mabel Ogundayo (@MabelDayo) September 2, 2015
— Randa Abdel-Fattah (@RandaAFattah) September 3, 2015
What will it take for our govts to do the right thing?
What will it take for us to stand up for justice?
— Sara Saleh (@SaraSalehOz) September 3, 2015
She has one final message for us all:
“Never underestimate people power.”