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Love, Laugh and Cry: Be Inspired By Desmond Tutu

02/04/2014 10:43 BST | Updated 01/06/2014 10:59 BST

Desmond Tutu: Just Like You from Citizens of Humanity on Vimeo.

Firstly, APOLOGIES that I haven't written in so long, I really do admire all those bloggers and writers who dedicate themselves so tirelessly to regular articles, posts and updates. The good news is I am coming back with a bang with an exclusive video that is truly inspiring.

Luxury denim brand Citizens of Humanity has been running a philanthropic video series called "Just Like You" for a year now, and each month a new video is released profiling a different person of interest. Previous participants have included Supermodel and philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns, The Editor of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, Michelin-starred chefs Michel Rostang and Helene Darozze, and ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (also known as "The Russian" in Sex and The City).

The final video comes from non other than humanitarian activist and icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Best known for being a driving force in the abolition of apartheid in South Africa alongside the late Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu is one of the loudest voices crying out for world peace and equal human rights for all across the globe. In his "Just Like You" video, Desmond talks about what is most important in life: to love, to laugh and to cry.

What I loved most about the video was that it made me really pause in my day and think about what's important. In the UK especially, enjoying the freedom that we do (GAY MARRIAGE, HURRAH!), it's easy to forget that others aren't as fortunate as us. What's so inspiring about Desmond in this video is the way that he is driven so much by helping and loving others. I for one, am going to go away and think about how I can do more for the world I live in and be a Citizen of Humanity, Just Like Desmond Tutu.

To buy Desmond's Citizens of Humanity t-shirt with 100% of proceeds going to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, which helps people and societies create cultures of peace click here http://www.citizensofhumanity/justlikeyou . You can also watch the other videos and read more about the "Just Like You" campaign.