Still, I tend not to dwell for long on what I consider to be obvious. Therefore I'm done reflecting on the beauty of Lupita and these few words are the closest I'll come to writing a think piece about what her presence means and why her success is valuable and necessary. Rather than one of many praising Lupita, I choose to be one of the not nearly enough talking about those African girls. Over 200 of them. High School age (16-18). Kidnapped. Gone without a trace. Non entertainment media is currently obsessed with a missing plane and a sunken ferry, so no doubt you already know about those matters. But perhaps you didn't know until now about the Nigerian girls. If so, see all that is below. Watch the video, read the articles I've linked to, and then pray for their souls and safe return. While you're at it, though I don't hold much stock in hastivism, use the #bringbackourgirls hashtag and sign the Change.Org petition. Stir up awareness. Maybe it will make a difference. It certainly can't hurt. Those girls may not be movie stars or gracing magazine covers but I have no doubt that each and every one of them is beautiful.
230 Girls Abducted In Nigeria Still Missing
Why doesn't anybody care?
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists?
We need to keep the pressure on
The time to start giving a damn about the atrocities Boko Haram is responsible for has arrived