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November 19, 2011   12 notes

Amber Rose

Amber Rose is pretty awesome. She recently went to Ghana to talk to school girls about women’s empowerment. She got shit for it from a few places, but shot back on her blog. Here’s an excerpt:

Why wouldn’t I speak to those girls? I AM West African just like them, I grew up poor just like them, most of those girls quit school to take care of their families JUST LIKE I DID. So how the hell do they not relate to my life and I theirs??? Talking to those young girls wasn’t a job for me feeding those kids wasn’t a job for me it wasn’t for publicity and I didn’t get paid to do it. I went there cuz I LOVE to help ppl. I DON’T want a pat on the back for shit that I do from my heart or even a thank u it was my blessing to go out to Ghana it is a second home for me now and it changed my life FOREVER!

People shouldn’t be ripped on when trying to help. And I think people just immediately jump to the ‘its for publicity’ reaction without giving it a moment’s thought are being cyncial for the sake of being cynical. Or maybe they personally can’t see any other reason why someone would do such a thing as make the enormous effort to help another. And it’s interesting she thinks she needs to prove a ‘connection’ with these girls (she’s West African, grew up poor etc) to legitimise why she helped. It shouldn’t matter one bit, whether you feel a connection or not. They’re human too. There’s your connection.

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