"Being the first girl in the family, my Mom and…
She calls herself a butterfly princess…
But to the media, she’s only one thing: a refugee.
Since 2011, around 4 million Syrian people have been forced to flee to neighboring countries because of a dangerous conflict. As they seek safety elsewhere and try to start over, they often get labeled as “refugees” and referred to as one big number in the media: “4 million Syrians.”
But they are far more than just a number —
they are their own individuals.
Take a minute to challenge yourself:
Think about labels and what “different” means…
Turns out we have a lot in common.
4GGL thanks Upworthy for this inspiring story.
Upworthy is social media with a mission. It draws massive amounts of attention to things that matter. Upworthy shares stories with its community, and they share it on to their friends and families = engaging a total of about 50 MILLION people each month on some of society’s most important topics.
Cover Photo Credit: Thank you Amanda Korb for sharing your love and artistic talent with us in creating our cover art for the Summer Issue’s SELF home page.