“I want girls to look at me and think they can achieve anything they want," says 17-year-old Rani, from Varanasi, India. Rani's community and the Hindu caste system limits her family to washing clothes and linen for a living. But Rani is determined to finish school and train to become an army officer. In Girl Icon, Rani gives us an intimate glimpse of her life, hopes, challenges and dreams — and how she's helping other girls in her community.
Directed by Sadah Espii Proctor, this project is part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab program in partnership with Malala Fund and Milaan Foundation.