|Malala Yousafzai - 11 years old|
I remember the day when 15 year old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban. The news of her assassination attempt was shocking. And the eyes of the world turned towards Pakistan.
Malala, who was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, (the youngest to ever be nominated) is an inspiration to me and to many women and children around the world. Unfortunately, hers is not an unfamiliar story, and it's time we open our eyes and help.
You may have heard about the film Girl Rising on the news or through other social media channels. If you haven't, please hop over to www.10x10act.org to learn more about this film and about the campaign to educate girls around the world.
"10x10 is a campaign to reach global audiences and inspire individuals to take action for girls."
Did you watch the trailer above or did you just skip it? Tell the truth...... If you skipped it, stop right here and click on the play button. I promise you it will be enlightening.
Also, if you want to read more, I found Clifford Potter's post from the Huffington Post very insightful.
Girl Rising, directed by Richard Robbins, will be showing for one week starting today March 7th - 15th. Grab your daughters* and girl friends and make it a day in the city.
Don't miss it!!
I've got my tickets....Do you?
You can find out where it is screening by visiting http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/ and typing in your zip code.
Here's to girls all around the world struggling to make a better life for themselves and for their families....here's to girl power.....here's to Girl Rising!
* it is not officially rated, but should be good for PG-13 or lower, as per their site