Women of the World, Let's All Sing This Together
Just in time for International Women's Day, recording artist Celeste Buckingham released a video of the powerful ballad I'm Not Sorry, "dedicated to all the women and girls around the world."
The song is a bold statement, encouraging women and girls not to be afraid or ashamed to express themselves and be who they want to be. Celeste belts out:
"I'm not sorry.
I'm not worried.
I'm not ahamed to be the girl I am.
You don't like who I am,
You don't think that I can,
Well I don't need your approval.
The video shows women all over the world working, playing, and simply being themselves, with confidence– what every woman and girl should feel free to do.
The eighteen-year-old singer, who has won several awards for her music in Europe including the MTV Europe Music award, was moved to create the video to empower women around the world to stand up for their rights. Said Buckingham, women and girls "have have the same right to education, health care, working conditions, financial independence, develop their talents and potential," but most importantly, "Women should not apologize for what they are," although in some countries, sadly, women still feel as though they have to.
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