Marley Dias Gets it Done: And So Can You
The girl activist has become a prominent figure in our time – Greta Thunberg, the climate change activist; Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel prize winner campaigning for girls’ education; and Emma Gonzales, a US advocate for gun control, to name just three. Why are we yet to see any teenage boys fulfil these roles?
“I think our parents push for us [girls] to understand that we’re connected to other people at a younger age. Boys’ games are about conflicts, and fake fighting. And that translates into real life. You see it in school; if something bad happens, boys say: ‘I’m not with them, I don’t connect to them, I’m separate.’ But with girls, we play family, we play house. We think about others. Maybe that [has made] us more inclined to be activists.”
Marley Dias tem 14 anos. Começou o movimento #1000BlackGirlBooks aos 10 anos de idade. Nem todas as super-heroínas usam capa...