Fierce ladies I adore 11/25 (in no particular order): Lucy Liu
"I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating."
No child should ever experience sexual violence, or any violence for that matter. Yet millions of girls and boys are trafficked into places where they are exploited, sexually violated and abused on a daily basis.
The expression “it takes a village to raise a child” is so true, particularly when it comes to violence against children. It takes an entire international community to create lasting change. Don’t get me wrong, there is real change happening in the world on the part of governments, individuals and non-governmental organizations, but we need to do more.
None of this is inevitable. It is preventable. Period.
Lucy rarely gets recognition for the tremendous amount of charity work she has done on behalf of UNICEF since 2004, but kudos to her for continuing to be such an incredible advocate for children all over the globe. She’s an amazing person.