Actress Freida Pinto: Witnessing real change with FLOTUS

Yet we rarely get to hear from girls themselves about what it’s like to confront the obstacles that keep more than 62 million girls out of school.

In that meeting, she suggested we take a trip to meet girls who’ve carved a new path forward — girls who are the first in their communities to become educated — so that we could better understand how change takes hold, and to share their stories with the world.

That trip has been captured in the film “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.” The film, premiering on CNN this week, chronicles our journey with fellow activists Meryl Streep and CNN’s Isha Sesay to Morocco and Liberia.

I’ve spent years advocating for girls, in my home country of India and then worldwide with Girl Rising and Plan International. But as I set out on this mission, I stopped to consider the daily reality for girls living in the…

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