Thursday, February 18, 2016

HE NAMED ME MALALA

Disclaimer:  I was given a DVD to write my personal review.  Regardless I stand by what I say in this post and all the opinions I express.
A very long time ago a 5 year old me walked into a huge scary building with pigtails in her hair, a bookbag on her back and a tiny lunch can clutched in her hands.  My dad told me they would teach me math and one day I could add big numbers just like him, my mom told me I would get to learn all about science and I would soon have answers to all my whys I tend to ask her, my pappy told me that they would teach about History and important people.  I stood in awe of this building and all the mysteries I would learn inside.
Not all little girls though are giving this chance.  For some going to school is terrifying or not even a choice.  Sadly in some places people are targeted for standing up for a females right to learn.  
I know we all here the stories, but it seems unreal.  It seems to far away to really be a concern.  Yes I always felt bad, but what could I do what difference could I make?
It wasn't until I watched He Named Me Malala that the reality of it hit me.  It wasn't until this movie that I realized just how horrible it really is.
I hope through my post you will want to learn more about Malala and her incredible story.  This young woman is brave, strong and a survivor.  

HE NAMED ME MALALA

This is a documentary showing the intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

NGC, along with partner 21st Century Fox, proudly stand with Malala, and hope we will too!  They launched a social media campaign.  For every changed facebook photo or twitter tweet using hashtag #withMalala 21st Centruy Fox will donate $1 to the Malala Fund, up to $50000

We tweet something dumb everyday!  Right now my profile photo is of my pup wearing glasses!  Why not have a photo that will count, a tweet that will mean something?
If you were ever like me and thinking "Well what can I do?" Here is your chance a simple small act can make a huge difference.

And if you want to see He Named Me Malala it will premier commercial free on Monday, February 29 at 8et on National Geographic Channel and Nat GEO Mundo in the US 


If you have the time please watch it!  This story is an inspiration to all, this women is awe inspiring 

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