Fundraising for Hannah’s Human Rights Project in Hanoi, Vietnam

Update posted by Hannah L On Oct 18, 2018

Hello, everyone!

My goodness, it's been a month of nerves and a bit of self-doubt, but we're officially more than 50% of the way through the fundraising goal! Every time I log into this page to update myself, I'm always taken aback and so very humbled by the kindness and generosity of people. It makes me feel so supported and cared for to know that there are people out there who are willing to stand by me and hold my hand part of the way through this big step in my life. You've given me a bit more balance, made my hands a little less shaky as I grapple the reigns of this wild, new... thing.

Human rights is not the steadiest line of work, nor the most lucrative (in most cases), but I've always known that those things have never really mattered much to me in my search for a lifelong career. They've not mattered more to me than being a good person, making sure that my actions help relieve rather than contribute to the pain in this world. And this is not to say that I think the times we live in are terrible and frightful. I don't think this is so, not completely.

There's something a friend of mine shared with me that I've been thinking about deeply. They said that world is so beautiful and so sad; it is beautiful in sad ways, and sad in beautiful ways. I turn this thought over in my head most days and wonder which I am responsible for most--the beauty or the sadness? And the truthful answer is that maybe it is a bit of both. And I think that applies to most of us; the world is not just one thing, just as we are not one thing. But it helps to remember that the beauty in this world, beyond its scarcity or abundance, is something that lingers still, in small and big ways.

It will always be beautiful to me, that most of us choose love, for example, over and over, despite the days where it seems there isn't much of it to go around. I'm always hoping for days that are more full of it. And I suppose that's the sappy, but very honest crux of why I am doing what I am doing. And hopefully, quietly, I am wishing for the world to be just a little bit better for it.

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You're much stronger than you think you are! I'm sending you a big hug and lots of love!

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Wishing you all the success in the world Hannah x

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