From the mountaintops of Peru to the streets of New York City, Girl Rising‘s 17 year-old Senna travelled many miles to recite her moving poetry to the Women in the World audience at Lincoln Center on April 5th.
Girl Rising is a global action campaign for the education and empowerment of girls, which made its debut in India at our Women in Media panel at Social Media Week Bangalore in February this year.
Our Founder and President Marissa Bronfman attended Women in the World, joining hundreds of other female leaders and influencers to listen to the young Peruvian poet passionately recite a poem inspired by and dedicated to her father.
Senna is one of nine inspiring protagonists from the powerful Girl Rising documentary, a film that illustrates the ability of education to change the lives of girls, their families and communities. Named after a warrior princess by her father, Senna was encouraged to pursue her education and poetry by the man who could not read or write but who lives on in her poems. With an indomitable will and courage of conviction, Senna is preparing for the next chapter in her remarkable life: going to college.