I just watched this video and was deeply struck by JK Rowling’s humility, wisdom, compassion, and eloquence. The most powerful part of her entire speech was the part during which she spoke of her time working for Amnesty International, and the impact those years had on her. How it showed her that the true value of imagination lies in the ability it gifts us with to empathize with others, and strive to help those whose experiences are not our own.
After watching this video, I went to the Amnesty USA site to donate toward their cause. If you would like to do the same, please click on the link below.