by Selene Kinder, Empowering Women Now If you could look…
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.
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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.