Have you seen Girl Rising? I watched the trailer yesterday and heard excerpts from the book. Tears welled up my eyes. This inspirational film is a must see. Immediately, the MZ Wallace bag I have been eyeing on seemed irrelevant. I was embarrassed of my Amazon "wish list." We live in a materialistic world and desire more each day while in certain parts of the world $5 is a fortune! We live in a free country, we are free of masters, have the ability to receive free education and the power to achieve our dreams. So blessed are we.
I had the honor of meeting Shabana Basij-Rasikh, an Ambassador for Girl Rising and one of CNN's International Women of the Year. Shabana shared stories about how she used to attend a secret school disguised as a boy with her sister when Afghanistan was under Taliban rule and how each day her sister and her used to take different paths to school so that they could avoid the Taliban. This young, fearless and successful leader is the founder of SOLA - School of Leadership Afghanistan, enabling young Afghans to further their studies abroad and secure jobs back home.
Such an inspiration! More power to girls all over the world! Click on the links to learn more and do grab a copy of the book and see the movie. God bless you all.
Peace and Love,