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First I Thought It Was A Fake Movie Promo. Then I Got Chills When I Saw It Was Real.

Millions of girls don't make it to school everyday, and it's not because they don't want to go.

First I Thought It Was A Fake Movie Promo. Then I Got Chills When I Saw It Was Real.

It's the opposite actually.

Millions of girls aren't going to school because they're being turned away.

Why? Simply because they're girls.


Wait — what?

This isn't a cruel joke or even a fictional film. It's a true account of what some girls have to endure everyday, just to sit side by side with their male counterparts in school.

A documentary called "Girl Rising" highlights the true stories of nine young women around the world who are on a quest to learn. They're young, they're brave, and a lot of them are risking their lives.

If that sounds as incredible to you as it does to me, you'll understand why I'm tearing up at the end of this clip.


"If you stop me, there will be other girls that rise up and take my place." — From "Girl Rising"

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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