“British rapper Maya, or M.I.A. as she’s better known. I love how she uses her influence and talent to bring to light social and political issues in the world through her music. Despite knowing the risks of doing so, she puts these issues to light before herself, knowing the importance it would make in creating an impact to the world. One particular issue she’s spoken about (which is still relevant today) pertains to the refugee crisis in her music video for the song “Borders”. War has caused a huge dent to the progression of humanity, and M.I.A – who is a refugee herself – brings light to this issue in an engaging way through that video. We may not be directly affected by the crisis, but by having the power to contribute in any way we can (e.g. donating
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