“It’s an interesting thing to define ‘What is power?'” Maria said. “I think power is really presence. I don’t subscribe to the “Power is ‘I’ve made a lot of money and I’m on the cover of a magazine.’ I think power is knowing who you are, power is your own presence, your own identity. And I think that every single person has power. If they can see who they are, if they can speak up and use their voice. And I think every single person has the ability to be what I call an ‘Architect of Change.'”
Watch the video above to hear the full conversation. And read Maria’s essay about the trip here.