One day I was walking through a library in Los Angeles and stumbled across a large coffee table book called Before They Pass Away by photographer Jimmy Nelson.
I was stunned by the beauty of the photos he had taken of indigenous peoples while traveling on six continents.
The message was not lost on me - it was 2017 and the recent shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, a young boy of African descent, by a white Texas Police Officer had sparked riots across the United States. Racism was a heavy topic at the time, and I felt an urge to speak up against what I saw as a basic human rights violation.
So I picked up my pen and wrote Space Patrol!
That was the beginning of my journey with Youth For Human Rights International.
Our presence in the world continues to grow.
And never has it been needed so much as RIGHT NOW. In 2020, the topic of human rights is one every person needs to hear.
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