My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, October 15, 2012

a light shining bright: Malala Yousafzai

                                                                      (Shakti, 2006)
Hearing the story of little Mulala Yousafzai this weekend infuriated me. just sent me over the edge of despair and anger and sadness...all churning together.  Have you heard about her? She was shot in the head and neck (at point blank range) by the Taliban in Pakistan. So...what was the "crime" of this little 14 year old girl, we may wonder?? Her crime was this: light, hope, truth, heart, courage, intelligence. What were her weapons? Books. What did she want? An education. And the Taliban...what are their crimes??? Cowardice, hate, ignorance, violence...  fear turned evil.

Malala Yousafzai: you are a light shining bright. And no-one-NO-ONE-can snuff that out. You epitomise bravery and tenacity...heart. All you wanted was for girls to have the right to an education. She has been an activist and advocate for children and girls since the age of 11. In so much of the world, this is a crime. It strikes fear into the very  heart of patriarchy, militants... ignorance. 

 Dear Malala: now that you are fighting for you much of the world sends you love, blessings and prayers for a recovery. Your bravery makes us all strive to be more courageous. To stand up for what we believe in, for what we know in our hearts, is wrong. We stand with you. xxx


jane said...

This incredibly sad event must remind us that we as American girls and women are so very fortunate. My heart breaks for this brave girl, and my prayers are with her.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh so sad. I followed the link and am amazed at what she has achieved in her young life. Malala is in my thoughts and prayers.

SooZeQue said...

Such a travesty isn't it! They take the innocent - they are COWARDS indeed! We all pray for her strength to overcome this kind of hatred and pure evil.

laurie said...

i cannot even comprehend how this could happen... and yet it is real so i know there is work to be done. i will light a candle for her and her courageous spirit. may it shine forever in her and the hearts of girls everywhere.