12 Jul

When I see a sixteen year old with this kind of character, I’m humbled.

And listening to her,….. well, I virtually never use the term inspirational. Overused, overdone, lost it’s meaning because people throw it around so casually.

That word should be saved for people like this. One in a billion.

Kat Stoeffel at NYMag

Malala Yousafzai’s Sweet New York Sixteen

 Today, Malala Yousafzai — the Pakistani girls’ education activist who was nearly killed by a Taliban sniper last year — turns 16. The United Nations declared it Malala Day, and she gave a moving speech. Wearing a pink shawl that once belonged to slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, she said, “The wise saying, ‘The pen is mightier than sword’ was true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them.”

One response to “Malala

  1. theminstrelscitadel

    July 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Oh, HELL YES, I am sharing this! On Twitter, Facebook, everywhere. This girl, who nearly lost her life for something I have always taken for granted, has more strength, wisdom and courage than anyone I have ever known. The Taliban are not the only ones who can create martyrs for a cause. I’m thankful that she lived to continue on her journey. The rest of the world will be the beneficiary of that journey.


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