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mandatory for all social distance thing in place. and some countries found from attending all together. can the glamorous p event we create the magic of the night coverage if they can film festival on out there at noon the high on for the hotel today on the stream. i'm going to bring you african pride hope, joy resilience. how am i going to do that in just 24 minutes? well, i'm going to introduce you to elizabeth yama yarrow. she is reading a memoir called i am a girl from africa. elizabeth, it is so great to see you. welcome to the stream. a little i am going to ask people who are watching on youtube, to off that questions and to really help you, how for you to help them understand, how do you become a humanitarian? what is that journey like? what was your journey like each of us?
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here's the comment section, it is waiting for you to take part in the show. elizabeth, i know you are ready for questions. let's start with a question from the question is, when should i go from africa? what do you, what does this mean to you? and what were you hoping that i would go from africa learn from the book and the word line as well? hello. 2 in the call, thank you so much for your thoughtful question. so the book title is a testament of why i am and my sense of pride to be in african. and so i wanted this book to really reflect that sense of pride, but also to that title, it say my knowledge means that my story is literally one with millions, right? i'm not the gill from africa. i am ed gill from africa. and so i hope that my story inspires the millions of girls on our beloved african continent to also share their own stories and be the protagonist for their own narrative care. my laptop is an
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image that you shared on your instagram account and it's a beautiful picture. but this was your home. as a little girl tell us we're seeing here why it's important. so this is the hodson which i grew up in. i was raised by my go go my grandmother and it's more african religious and bob way. and this was the center of our will. being the hot was a what keeps any, was the one living room. it was also a bedroom. and in fact, right behind me is the picture of the hogs. and so it's very, very personal to me. i carry this picture with me all the time. it's my home. so they happen to you 8 years old that completely change your life. it's why you're talking to us here on the stream. it's why you're actually here in the world and that for a period of drought in bob way, where your, your go go,
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your grandma was off to help some relatives who were not very well. and she said, elizabeth, take care of things you can look after yourself. and elizabeth was, i want to say a bad sleep. you are a bad please. with an 8 year old. you could face with a stick, he's not birds of the tree like the the grocery store was alive and well in the forest surrounds you. so you'll go, go your grandma just went off for a couple of day. yeah. and that you by yourself. and then what happened? yeah, i mean, prior to this though, for me, what's really interesting is the leads up to that i had growing up in this village where we never wanted for anything because we lived upon land. we grew in abundance of crops, we shared everything that we had with each other and it was, this is really, really beautiful childhood. and so, but sadly, as you say,
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you know, 8, the age of 8 is severe drunk. he's how a village and literally left with nothing to eat and drink. and one day my go go was that way. i was home all by myself. i had at this point, right? natural foods and had not really eaten anything for 3 days. and i decided it's just sad because my go go ahead, told me to take care of myself. i decided that i was going to go and look for berries in the forests that set at the bottom of our village. but of course, when i got that there was nothing left and i collapsed onto the ground and in my young mind to action, so i was going to die because i was just so weak that i couldn't even move. but then this incredible thing happens. a fellow african sister sissy as we called them in my language, found me and she gave me a ball of poor each that literally saved my life. and i then found out that she was a humanitarian with the united nations. and that was the woman that fucked my dream . i remember thinking, you know,
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i to want to be just like her. so that may be one day. i can save the life of others in a similar where my life had been saved. what makes your story, marketable? is that 8 years old, you decide what you want to be and you become exactly the person you want to be. so lots of mentors along the way, the lots of challenges along the way. but what stood out for me from the book was that as a youngster, how little agency you, how does a little african girl? things will happen to you. you passed around from family member to family member. nobody even told you why you were going to a different family member, and this is all they were all trying to keep you safe. or tried to make sure that it was supported and that you weren't experiencing the worst of poverty, the worst of drought. but they didn't talk to you about this. i am wondering if that is what shape the person you are. not necessarily the woman in the uniform who was for unicef, but the fact that your family to make you thrive past you from family member to family member. it is. i think you can look at this right through this lance off.
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well, you know, i didn't have any agency in some level that's true, right? because i was a child. and so the parents made decisions, but that's all the very core to african cultures. you know, how the time the parents or the decision. but in my situation it was this i believe, and for a while, because i went from living with my go go my grid, my back in my on home like the very home that had known since i was a baby to then meeting my parents at the edge of 10 to then live with an aunt in the city. but what all these moves and changes did for me was remarkable because i got the opportunity to go to really, really good school. and that education, that power of education with so many girls not one in africa, but around the world are still lacking access to enable me to dream even bigger. right. it made me realize there was
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a whole world out there that could be possible in a meaningful way. when i see your story, the one word that comes up to describe here is when you're joyful. so that, that goes without saying, i can see that, why look here, the other one is written, let us rather lose you do not give up. know you turned up in london with almost no money and ready to work in the united nations. and you've done some research, but not enough elizabeth share that story with us. you know, but it is true though, but i have to give credit to my go go. because literally, in dmitri spirit, yeah, i know the width of with the home, the call who i am and she told me never, ever to give up. so yeah, long story short. i decide that i am going to wait for the un against, or i leave the african continent. i've done research, but there's no incentive. so i've gone to the library and i've done research. and i
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understand from her research that the ease and office of the united nations in london. so my global self cause and a few goats and we managed to put together money to buy me tickets. landon i landed heaps were a port with literally time to 50 pounds to my name, no family or friends in the u. k. because why do i need them? i mean, i have my dream and i'm going to work with the un, literally fed me anything and everything that could fall apart fall apart. but the whole dream just follow up on because a, the un office that i think is the un office is not the un. it's an organization called the united nations association. similar name, but very different organization. i run not. so my, me, i almost become homeless. but what is remarkable, as you say, is that i didn't give up in 3 years after i arrived in london, the un setup an office in london, and i became the go in the blue uniform. i joined the un so and i choose my dream.
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this is, audrey audrey has a question for, you have a listen. have a look looking big come from where you are. now. i visit in things that that you wish you had done differently. maybe you didn't know what you needed to go to things i would love to change in any way. and then what was my question, is that what does for young mean wise thing to discover their ways, how they can they can their for instance. and also when they find is how can they make sure that the thank so much audrey. so, yes, i think if there's one thing that i would change is real lives and much alia, own that being my shoes self is enough. you know, i ended up at abreast of school and the kids there looked at me in
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a very different way. you know, i was certainly not equal. you know, i was, this young girl would come from a small village and i questioned everything about myself. you know, suddenly the color of my skin became a problem to the kid country. i'm just going to say this in your own country. the problem that all of your skin that i just want to just like just pause and think about that for a moment. yeah. yeah, no in did it. i had ended up with this really wonderful bridges school, but then of course, you know, my, i come from a very humble are bringing and i wasn't, i didn't have the same means as the kids of the school. and so, yeah, so i question everything my hair was too kinky, my skin was too dark. my i was too big. and, and i tried so much to see teen. and yet now much later in life, i realize with so much time, you know, trying to be something else that i was and, and get the best part of who i am is african is being the true south and owning
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my one identity. and so i think to have gone to the 2nd question about the young girls, i think that's one thing i would really encourage them is that you might not noise in the moment. you know, it's a young go. you want to be someone out, you know, you either never to skinny now or to big enough or not to reach an output to something enough. and being your show self is enough. and the ways that you can make your voice head is being authentic south. the well is looking for the fencing voices and that your voice matters, your story, max, as you add the protagonist of your own story, let me share this thought with you. this is matessa. matessa is on youtube right now. she asked, how can we get out of white or foreign gaze and a sense that we no longer have to seek approval or appreciation whatsoever from others? rather, we focused on developing african ideals, to serve us. oh,
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that guys. so nike, the philosophy that runs through the work, all right, it was taken away. no, no, i mean that, that's it for me, right? i think it's exactly what i was saying before, you know, is a young child. i tried to live up to the white gaze and try and please the white gaze. it is. and we have to be able to own our own identity. and we have to be able to show the world that the beauty in who we are. and so i think my advice is very similar thing. we have to tell the african stories, right? we have to how norris of people would look like us because even as a young girl i in for stories of people would not like me. and so my own small contribution to this is this book and i'm sure we all have stories that we can all share and tao. and so that's what i would encourage. we kind of expect the war to change when we don't give them the opportunity to, to discover which really yeah,
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it's really interesting. ellis, next i'm reading this book and it's a, it's a, it's a very mature story. but i also feel that you're talking to youngsters, because the way you describe people a personal reception at a hotel, a hostile, it's called tiny nose of the units, hit worker who rescues you is called the go in the blue uniform. the horrible, horrible mean pretty go at the very school that you went to. who gave you a president the it's so disgusting and gross the everybody. you need to go read the book to find out that it's on page 79. i think it's like that is just all 4. so you almost create these characters that young people going to gravitate in. is that your audience? it is the audience, but it is also bigger than that. but yes, i think for me the call audience was that right there is, you know, i will be locked up and go consonant has the youngest youth population in the well soon to become the largest population in the world. and for me that represents hope
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and potential. and so i wanted to be able to write a book that is accessible to them. and more importantly, i was the one that this book to be able to go behind the scenes and how the struggles, right. then it can be very easy to look at me and sort of glorify what has become. and i wanted this to be, you know, listen, i am just like you, i came from, it's more village. and if i can do it, has you to can. and so it was really the idea that, you know, we painted the full story and this wasn't being written from a perspective. well, someone sitting at a job in new york city of the united missions. but the other aspects of this is, of course it also tell stories about it's a you minute, terry. and it's also a book that i hope inspires more fun, you know, young and old to be activists. to realize that we all have a responsibility in creating change in our well, in our own communities,
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because when we uplift add those, we intend atlas also. and this is i love looking at this video. this is kids in her rory looking at the book because this because i feel like you've come full circle that go from a village in zimbabwe. then helping other little kids who are from zimbabwe, they're looking at your work. looking at that right now and we see not yet, but hopefully said because i, i feel that this is a book that you would have one kid to read you needed to read when you go and it wasn't there for you. what have kids said to you about the book? elizabeth? i sorry i thought we're waiting for the video. so i think the thing that's been this, this image is actually taken by a very good friend of mine, jerry, who is an education activist in my home country. and by the way, she's waking with young kids and trying to educate as many as possible at the one
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thing that is resonated the most with the, with the young kids. it's just that they get to see themselves reflected on the pages of a book, right. and it's such a validation because for me also part of the what the vision for this book was for them to realize that where we are born or current circumstances should not limit our potential to dream big. and, you know, based on the feedback i've had from nary, this is some of the comments we've been hearing from the, from the young kids. and it's just very had warning for me to hear that you are really well known for trampling the rights of women. treaty has a question for you about that, but also connect it back to men. are an important part of this equation is have a look. i'm actually create an ecstatic to see that the finally out. so
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bad, good young women and women everywhere can read about your exemplary journey in life and so that they can see and learn that what is possible as a now we all know what you initiated was she initiative, which is now become a global movement. again, congratulations, i've been such a big fan of the work order lot. and my question to you is really, what has been those all, all men and boys in your life? you know, in your bringing when you were a little girl all the way to now when you're doing amazing walk, as i managed to various organizations like the when i should say. so by the way, she is an incredible activist as wow, on the agenda violence. so i'm really excited, but she chose to be part of this. so yes, with my colleagues that you and women, we created this incredible movement called t for she,
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which was literally based on the principles of this african philosophy of boone to which recognizes our shades humanity. right. and the idea behind the he was, she movement was that we have to figure out a way to i like ship one of the issue of gender inequality because women in, although we have of the world's population, we're still facing so many qualities simply because of our gender, and for a very long time this issue has often been seen as an issue for women by women. and men have been perceived to be the oppressor. right? and so we wanted to really focus on this powerful applicant for lots of a whole born to, to create, i live ship a mound agendas because that's the only way that we can solve this issue. because it shouldn't be a woman trying to figure out how to get to not get raped. mentioned simply, not, not to rip a woman. we put all the better the young girls, 12 boys, child marriage instead of actually making sure that man,
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i'm not marrying young girls. and so that for me was a really important conversation that needed to be had. and of course he, for, she became an overnight success. at least one men in every single country in the world, joins the move made in just the 1st 3 days. there was 1200000000 conversations within the 1st week. and for me though, bad to shoot this question it's, it's been of cause being an african, i can tell you that we come from a very much reactive society. women don't often get the credit and all the villages, but we are the ones upholding the communities. my grandmother, my go go, was the woman who was literally holding the village together. but at the same time i've had incredible uncles secures of it. incredible. my uncle sam. you know whom i lived within the city was a big champion for me for my education. my own bread, the oscar, who was just an incredible human being. and of course the mentors along the way.
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the bottom points of this is that we need our lives shape. we need both male and female role models and as agendas as well. so he, for, she is an international movement. his spread far wide. i want to bring in one of the international voices. he was part of that movement. and this is marla says, i was engaged in g for steve movement as a focal point on one of the she for she champions in japan. i learn how the global read id movement wrote many changes to the word, especially in japan. launch number 120. so on gender gap index dfcs. it was innovative that the course after she was she could tell us the significant prospect is which gender issue is a program of all human beings, not just female mother. i was like to ask is your best, what does a he was she initiative mean for your own life?
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and how do you expect this legacy will be able to fail to to change the global society? hello, mind that and nagoya university is one of the he for she champions that came on board to try and create real change in japan around gender inequality. the he for she movement is bigger than me. right? in this one to say last sophie, our african cultures, we believe that a person is a peasant throughout the pestilence. and certainly this is the story of this movement. it's been built by so many people under the vision or leadership of put the live will family. you and i, we know who she is. yes. ahead of us when you're with she's just incredible. in fact, right now with a quick sidebar, you know, she's in power is and has been able to mobilize 40000000000 new investments. however, gender you quality yesterday. so you know, this, this really took a village as we say in, in our african cultures. but the biggest thing for me,
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in terms of legacy is what the communities have done for themselves. i'll give a very quick example. one of the stories in the book is a story of my law. we is small african country where like most countries around the world, including here in the us, that we're having an issue which how marriage goes being married way before the 18 years old. they joined that here for the movement, the government, and then as part of the commitment they themselves outlaw child marriage. but what was remarkable is the communities and what they did there went around the communities. the village is mel shift now working alongside female shift in a way that had never been done before. and they ended up analysis 20000 child marriages and sending those those back to school. that is the power of a boon to write communities working together for themselves, solutions for themselves by themselves to uplift one. another in that for me is the
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important piece. so this is a, this review of your book. i am a gulf from africa just made me small. it was so exuberant, maybe even more exuberant than you are able to produce, which is quite a feat. have a if you read this book, you're going to be a minister to, you're going to be transformed. you're going to, to be encouraged to rise out beyond your difficulties. this is in a go from africa book, but it's going to help anybody in this world. we are phase, we've called, we have been with the mountain people, income. people have lost a lot of things. when you read this book is going to help you to, to rebuild, to say, if a go almost died, then the is something that's going to happen for you that they something. if you do not give up. all right, yeah, i'm pretty sure they know that i am
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a thank you for that lovely comment. so i think actually what are we speaking to? i'm pushing touch on, but you should call it and that's, that's one of the biggest things that i want people to take away from this book. this book is about my story, but it's much bigger than that. this book into just this is the, well, it's a very powerful ation african philosophy of born to which is about i ship it's about compassion. it's a both thing the humanity in each other. and it's a you minute terry. and we are living in one of the most divided world. there's rising income inequality, right? because of the need of we mentality, we have racial tension and where we expecting the minorities and the people of color to do all the work in sick and freedom and listen, we need is the also of a memoir. i am a go from africa. you've been looking to have for the last half hour here on the stream. if you look at the book and you get the book,
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you will find each chapter has a proverb, i will leave you with this gone a problem which i think sums up, elizabeth spirit. you must act as if it is impossible to fail. that is like on a product that we all can use. thanks for watching. when the code is 910 demi q and board is close. there is a friend from high one a one east investigate has some have been abandoned out of size and out of mind on al jazeera for remediation. molina families, the pain is unbearable for their relatives were killed last week, doing a military operation ordered by the venezuelan government. security forces accused him of being part of a colombian rebel group and said they died and come, but the neighbors and family members in session, they were innocent, taken from their homes and executed under pressure vinnish, well as defense minister. but i mean,
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