the hill we climbed // ft. donations to the obama foundation’s girl’s opportunity alliance

Hi friends! I posted this on Instagram today, but I thought that this was a really important and exciting thing to make all my blogger friends aware of as well!

In case the link isn’t showing up, here’s the text:

✨”when day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?”✨

2020 was a strange year for all of us. as a student, i spent one of the most insane years learning and losing. Losing time, losing activities, losing hope. but i also gained this year. friends, family, memories, and the determination to do better. without the craziness of this year, i wouldn’t have grown in maturity as a person. i’ve learned to be grateful for those who go out of their way when they don’t have to, and to be compassionate and empathetic enough to do the same. The Hill We Climb is a poem that doesn’t just reflect America as a country, it reflects the pain, heartbreak, loneliness, passion, hope, love, and tenacity of every individual who lived through this once in a lifetime event. so please, share a good memory from this past year, whether or not it’s school-related!

for every instagram and facebook post tagged with #TheHillWeClimb hashtag, the incredible folks at Penguin Random House will donate $1.00 to the Obama Foundation’s Girl Opportunity Alliance, up to $5000. you can find more information on their tagged page! so if you’re a student, teacher, recent graduate, reader, or just a person who has this cause resting on their heart, please consider joining in this campaign! and keep an eye out for Amanda’s upcoming poetry collection, releasing in September. thank you so much penguin for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful campaign, and for this lovely poem.

✨”When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid,
the new dawn blooms as we free it.”✨

If any of you are interested in participating, all you need to do is make a post on Facebook or Instagram with #TheHillWeClimb hashtag. The Girl’s Opportunity Alliance is an incredible organization paving the way for so many adolescent girls around the world unable to find education.

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