The Power to Change

What's Normal is built on the foundation that young people have the power to change culture. This week we saw that demonstrated in an incredibly powerful way.

On Saturday, March 24th at 10 a.m., the March for Our Lives  demonstration to end gun violence began in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sister marches in cities across the United States and around the world. The student-led protests saw millions of young people making a stand and fighting to bring change to an issue that is directly affecting their lives. 

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These young people recognize that they carry the power to change the world around them and this week have demonstrated that power, as they initiated the largest student-led protest in American history, raising their voices and fighting for change. No longer is the power to change only in the hands of middle-aged politicians sitting in the Whitehouse, boardrooms, or exclusive meeting rooms, but in the hands of the younger generation. These incredible young men and women captivated the hearts of people all over the world, inspiring other young people to speak up and be the change they want to see in the world. 

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The mission of What's Normal is to give young people the tools to think critically about the world around them and empower them to be creators of culture, not just consumers. The events over the past week are a compelling display of how necessary it is to continue to equip young people with the tools they need to be creators of culture. We at What's Normal seek to champion youth to seize their potential to create positive change, whether it looks like promoting a positive, kind relationship culture within their schools, standing up against the harms of pornography, or speaking against cyber bullying, we want young people to know that they carry the keys to change culture. 

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