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Why Lauren Jauregui is a modern hero

Yes, that girl from Fifth Harmony.

The answer is simple: because she is not a robot. She talks about world’s problems and what bothers her on the political scene. Here a few examples:

Her open Letter to Donald Trump Voters

“You voted for a person who built an 18-month campaign off the back of your hatred. […] He became your champion, because he spoke to the parts of you that think you are superior to the rest of us.”

“Apart from how selfish that is, it is so very un-CHRIST-like […] I promise you the God that I have come to know and love is intolerant of judgment and hatred.”

“I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. […]”

Lauren about Women’s March

“I’m marching for women, I’m marching for the LGBT community, I’m marching for immigrants. […] And for whoever else deserves it.”

Using her voice and being woke

“I don’t see the power in having a voice, and a voice that so many more people listen to than an average… I don’t feel right having that and not using it for the sake of educating.”

“I think in a society where we even have to be talking about having someone like him, his administration, and cabinet in the office of “democracy,” a toxic environment has been created“ -Lauren Jauregui about Trump to VULKAN Magazine.

Philanthropy

Lauren contributes to many causes, including ACLU, UNICEF, A21 and Planned Parenthood.

“I love organizations that empower children and women and work to create safe environments for them to prosper and have a proper chance at life and education.” — Lauren to VULKAN Magazine

She also donated to Transgender Law Center.

Lauren gives visibility to the invisibles

After her open letter to Billboard, coming out as bisexual, she is an important voice for this community.

“[Trump’s election] made me come to terms with the fact that the part of me that loved women was invalidated and that she was an important part of my story and who I was. Accepting her in one sentence within the context of a whole political commentary being what caught the world’s attention made me realize how scandalous it still is as a concept for humans to connect with their souls.” — Love Letter to the LGBT+ community.

“A lot of artists are held back by the notion that they’ll lose their fan base or alienate themselves,” she says. “Even friends and family would tell me to keep it to myself. But the more I thought about it, the more I was like, Why?” –Jauregui to OUT Magazine

Her featuring song with Halsey about a romance between two women, called “Strangers”. “To me the song is culturally valuable because people are feeling so invalidated and distant from themselves, like they should be ashamed of who they are” she said to OUT Magazine.

Watch Lauren Jauregui’s acceptance speech after receiving the adidas Celebrity of the Year award at the 2017 British LGBT Awards: https://britishlgbtawards.com/acceptance-speech-from-lauren-jauregui-for-the-2017-british-lgbt-awards/

Talking about DACA

Her letter about the immigration ban

“This country was built and continues to survive off the backs of immigrants and refugees. The term refugee in itself is such a significant word. These people are not terrorists: Many are escaping wars that we created in their lands. To tell another human being that the disastrous tortures of war are not important and to then go even a step further and insult their plight for freedom by labeling them “terrorists” is just disrespectful to humanity. The only terrorism that both history and I have experienced has been at the hands of powerful White men who are willing to systematically kill and conquer without an ounce of empathy for anything but their pockets.”




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