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[100 DAYS] DAY 7: WE ARE MALALA

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I just finished reading the powerful story of a young girl who raised her voice in the fight for education. In it she wrote:

“After I won the national peace award the year before, I had done many TV interviews and in one of them, I had been asked to name my favorite politicians. I had chosen Khān Abdul Ghaffār Khā, Benazir Bhutto, and President Barack Obama. I had read about Obama and admired him because as a young black man from a struggling family he had achieved his ambitions and dreams.”

Your journey couldn’t have been an easy one, but your perseverance has been far reaching.

You’ve inspired a younger generation, including those youth abroad like Malala Yousafzai. You’re respected for both your achievements and character. Soon, the youth will take the lead and make this world a better place once it’s in their hands. They are the ones who are standing up for progress and all of the good it will bring us. And while there are many different components to their taking action, I want to acknowledge your part. Even the slightest glimmer of motivation is still a powerful catalyst.

I personally can’t wait for them.

Thanks, Obama.

xo | Danielle

 

book | I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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