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Empowering Women: Strong(h)er Together

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  • Age 18

For the past 18 years of my existence, I've always enjoyed the privilege of being surrounded by people who have told me that I'm able to do anything as long as I set my mind to it. As an only daughter who is constantly surrounded by strong, empowered women, my gender has simply never been part of the equation – being a girl should never pose a setback to any of my ambitions. This privilege, however, is not shared by other girls around the world. According to UNESCO, there are 31 million girls...


Hatred is a Call for #OneLove

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  • Age 18

“If you only have love for your own race, then you leave space to discriminate. And to discriminate only generates hate, and when you hate, then you're bound to get irate… Take control of your mind and meditate, let your soul gravitate to the love.” As these words left will.i.am’s lips, I could feel tears welling up inside my eyes. In the midst of the atrocities that have transpired around the world, the lyrics to The Black Eyed Peas’ hit song Where Is The Love? really resonated with me. The Man...


#SaveAleppo: Help Save our Humanity

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  • Age 18

The cries of civilians in east Aleppo have been silenced by the deafening sound of bombs that course through every medium of sound, reverberating in the minds of the innocent. The situation in Syria has taken a turn for the worst. Though a ceasefire deal has been reached, the attacks have continued, leaving civilians trapped in the rubble of an uncertain and harrowed future. The antithesis between the severe plight that those in Aleppo are facing and the comfortable lives th...


Education For All: When Knowledge is Power

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  • Age 18

They say that knowledge is power. But what they don’t say is that this power deserves to be shared. It deserves to be universal. It deserves to be deserved by all. My country, Singapore, has just made groundbreaking progress in our education system. A cause that I have been an advocate for has finally been turned into reality. Currently, all Singaporean children are required to attend national primary school under the Compulsory Education Act, with the exception of children with...


An Open Letter to Donald Trump... From a Teenage Girl

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  • Age 18

My body is my canvas. It is mine, and mine alone. Yet, this concept seems foreign to many such as yourself, Mr Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee. Recently, an obscene video that revealed you boasting about molesting and sexually assaulting women was surfaced. The entire clip was downright revolting, but one of the most jarring statements you made without a second’s hesitation was, “Grab them (women) by the p***y. You can do anything.” As if the entire...


Puma Campaign: #DoYou

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  • Age 18

Recently, it was announced that Cara Delevingne is the new face of Puma's "Do You" campaign, with Rihanna as its creative director. Judging from the bold, unabashed pictures that were snapped during Delevingne's photo shoot, this campaign holds high promises for what's to come when its full details are released in the near future. In a world as contemporary as ours, it's becoming increasingly harder to truly be ourselves and, to put Puma's new campaign into context, "do us...


Teachers Make the World Go Round

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  • Age 18

Sometimes, our teachers don't understand the weight of their words and how much of an impact they can leave on us. There are so many times that I've told myself, "You can't do this." But, for some inexplicable reason, many of my teachers have always been able to point out my strengths and capabilities, even when I've failed to see them. They've somehow always chosen to believe in me, even when I don't. But, they really don't know how much it means to have someone see the light in...


End Cyber-bullying and Change the World Today

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  • Age 18

Sometimes, we can’t help but view the world as a dark, cruel place. It seems depraved and unforgiving, as if all forms of kindness and acceptance have been lost. More than 3 billion people around the world are now using the Internet, and ostensibly, this increased access to connectivity and nodes of communication is something that should be celebrated. However, it is indisputable that everything comes with a price. With the advent of social media, an increasing number of youths...


HERstory

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  • Age 18

Herstory All men are created equal at least that’s what they tell me but does the word “man” include every person in society? It’s true we’ve come rather far from the stereotypes we’ve been pinned to but is universal suffrage truly the best that we can do? Better jobs and salary inequity are things we need to work on but what about education is a girl’s hope for that gone? In a world so contemporary we should be constant...


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