Yesterday I was just scrolling through Facebook when a post I shared got liked.The person who liked it was a friend of mine that I met through someone else. We really don't talk. It is more of a "Hey! We know the same person,so let's be Facebook friends" kind of friendship.
Naturally I did what any other person would do, I went to her wall and started scoping out things. Just for funsies. It was at this point that I ran across this video. Now, I know what you are thinking "Sarah!!! It is almost 7 minutes long! GAH!!! I can't watch that!" Yes you can. Just watch it, then we will chat.
Did you watch it? Good.
My heart hurts SO hard for this girl. She has just a few other video and 2 are Jem related. The girl really loves her Jem.
What struck me so hard though is that I probably will never know what she is going through. Being a white girl, living in America, in the suburbs, with my little pale kids, I will never fully know the kind of discrimination that others face. The way the character is portrayed in this movie did not EVEN cross my mind.
It hurts me so much that she feels this way. There is so much sadness and hurt not only in the video, but also in the comments. Being the person I am and living the hand that I was dealt in life, I really feel almost guilty for not having to face things that others do. I think I take my place in the world for granted sometimes, and I totally shouldn't. This video was a real eye opener for me.
I wish I could find this girl and hug her.