Myne wrote yesterday about what she got out of the movie, The Help: the importance of writing one's own story. It's a sentiment that I can fully identify with. Which brings me to today's post.
Have you heard of the conflict in Northern Uganda and Joseph Kony? What about Jason Russell, Laren Poole and Bobby Bailey? Did you watch the documentary? Did you donate? I know that people of African descent often tend to find non-Africans (read: white) working on behalf of a cause in Africa quite suspicious. Understandably so. Here's my question (tacked on to the other questions): Do we feel more compelled to respond to a need when the person doing the asking looks like us or when they look like the people we're trying to help? I'm just going to let that simmer for a while.
This is Collines Angwech. A young woman. A college student. from Uganda. who lived through the conflict.Her point: Realize you have a voice and use it on behalf of those who do not.
Photo by Abrilon