We all have people we look up to, follow by example and live in awe of. I’d like to share a few famous faces (and some less so) who I am inspired by. I’d love to know who you’re inspired by – leave them in the comments below!
Malala is someone I’m not ashamed to be in utter awe of. On 9th October 2012, she was shot in the head by The Taliban on her way from school. All because she’s female, she has a passion for education for all and she was not silenced by the rule of The Taliban over her valley.
What makes her story even more incredible is that she survived a gun shot to the head. Not even a bullet could stop her from fighting the injustices of the world, and she is still fighting to this day.
I have her book – it’s certainly worth a read. I find her story so powerful because it is so relevant. Think about how many countries give their female population the right to education. Now compare that to how many don’t. Isn’t it scary that fewer countries give all their girls the chance to be educated, to earn the life that they would like to live. Because of war, a lack of wealth, culture & religion, or terrorist organisations.
Within the book, there is a verse that says
Farewell Music.Even your sweetest tunes must be kept silent
The Taliban on the edge of the village have stilled all lips.
The talk about education for all should not be stilled. If young girls like Malala can continue to fight whilst living at constant threat of being killed, then we can do the same.