By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the tragedy in Pakistan. Last week, 14 year old education activist Malala Yousufzai was pulled from her school bus and shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen, along with two of her classmates.
In 2009, the then 11 year old began blogging about her life and daily struggles to gain an education under Taliban controlled Swat Valley for BBC Urdu. At 11 years old she had the strength, courage, and conviction to oppose the Taliban. When was the last time you did something on that scale?
This isn’t a guilt trip. This is a story of an amazing girl growing up in harrowing circumstances who was able to rise to the challenge. In 2011 she was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and received Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize later that year.
I invite all of you to show your support for Malala, and all women and girls worldwide who have to fight daily for their education, but joining the movement #GIRLWITHABOOK
Like the Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/GirlWithABook
Twitter: tweet pictures of yourself reading and/or holding signs of support @LivOnAMission and @LenaShareef using the hashtag #GIRLWITHABOOK
Email pictures of yourselves reading or holding signs of support to: email@example.com and they will be posted on the Facebook page!
As it turns out, what the Taliban is more afraid of than anything else is a #GIRLWITHABOOK. Let’s stick it to them with our MINDS and our LOVE.