We live in a world where people are marginalized and silenced daily. To make a change, we need to be proactive about our activism. This blog post will provide you with a list of inspirational success stories to push you to try to improve yourself and your surroundings constantly.
Success Stories To Inspire
Success stories are motivational. They can give us hope and show us that anything is possible if we set our minds. They can also teach valuable lessons about what works and what doesn’t. By reading success stories, we can learn from other people’s mistakes and successes and apply that knowledge to our lives.
The Audre Lorde Project
A Brooklyn, New York-based organization focused on supporting LGBTQIA+ people and their allies by providing space for community organizing, activism, education, and coalition building across differences. They host events such as “Queer Coffee Hours,” “An Evening of Queer Music,” and “Pizza Party: A Conversation about being an Ally.”
Feminist Campus strives to create feminist spaces on college campuses through online resources, social media campaigns and hosting live events. This year Feminist Campus has hosted two conferences in Los Angeles
It’s not always easy to be an activist, but some people have found success in their efforts to make the world a better place. Let me tell you about one of them:
Avaaz is an international campaigning group that uses popular media and technology like Facebook and Twitter to cultivate political activism worldwide. What began as a small group of activists has become a global movement with hundreds of thousands dedicated.
They were founded in 2007 by Res Publica, MoveOn, and other NGOs from across the globe. When Avaaz started, it had only 15 staff members, and they employ over 150 full-time campaigners worldwide, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, and others.
The Power Of Success
From campaigns like Black Lives Matter, which has helped diminish police violence in some cities, to the recent Women’s March on Washington D.C.
Millions worldwide united for human rights; these are just two examples of how activism can make a difference.
More Success Story Examples
In many countries, women don’t have the right to choose whether or not they want a child. There is a belief that women only have one role regardless of how she feels about it.
In India, one woman defied this belief and began an activist movement fighting for reproductive rights for women. Her name is Vandana Shiva, and she convinced several local health clinics to provide abortion services, and this encouraged other women in her country to speak up and demand their rights.
In 2007, Tef Poe was sentenced to 30 days in jail after touching a female reporter’s camera lens without her permission while filming the police. The story is still ongoing, and police have been keeping a close eye on Tef Poe to ensure he didn’t break any laws again.
Malala Yousafzai is an activist for female education rights who survived being shot by the Taliban because she refused to stop attending school. She has since become one of the most prominent activists in her country, taking trips worldwide to speak with diplomats about her cause and earning several awards.
In 2009, a 19-year-old college student named Mohammed Mossadegh was arrested for attending protests in Tehran where rioters were calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to Iran’s nuclear energy program. He had been active in his country’s democracy movement since he was 13 years old, and it didn’t take long before he was sentenced to six months in prison.
In 2008, a 23-year-old college student named Joshua Wong was arrested for participating in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. This activist has been jailed several times but has not stopped fighting for what he believes in.
Wong and his fellow activists have organized some of the most significant political demonstrations since the “Pro-Democracy” protests of 1989 and won him recognition as TIME magazine’s Person of 2016 under 30 years old.
All these success stories above share one thing: They are all about people willing to fight against seemingly impossible odds to make change for others. These people didn’t stop fighting because of the obstacles they encountered but continued to work harder every time something terrible happened.