*I am sharing this post with The Motherhood. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources. *
Today, I want to talk again about He Named Me Malala. This movie is near and dear to my heart, because it tells the true story of a young woman who dared to be more than what others wanted her to be. He Named Me Malala is the story of a girl who sought to be more than what her society told her to be, and in doing so, almost died for her dreams.
He Named Me Malala – A Powerful True Story
We all saw the story on the news. A young Pakistani teenager named Malala Yousafzai almost lost her life to Taliban extremists because she wanted to be more than a subservient nothing in an extremist world. In pursuing her dreams of a better life and for girls’ rights to real education, she became the target of Taliban extremists and almost lost her life.
Malala didn’t let a bullet stop her. After she recovered from the attempt on her life, she became a leading advocate for children’s right and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in history. That’s why I love He Named Me Malala. It’s a story of what we can accomplish when we work towards something noble and just. He Named Me Malala is the story of a girl risking her life to achieve what most of us take for granted, and I think it’s a film that every young girl should see.
He Named Me Malala debuted in theaters everywhere on October 9th. It reminds me that whatever my gripes are about life on a daily basis, they are bug bites compared to what some women and girls have to face on a daily basis. It’s one of those movies that come along every so often to remind us all to count our blessings and be thankful that a traffic jam is one of the biggest disasters in our days.
See He Named Me Malala. See It.
He Named Me Malala is one of the most powerful film I have heard about in a long, long time. It reminds me that I am so lucky to be in a country where I was able to pursue my education to the highest level and be successful because of it. It reminds me that my daily inconveniences are nothing compared to the injustice that goes on in other parts of the world.
If you haven’t seen He Named Me Malala, you need to. If you have daughters, it’s even more important to see this. I plan to take my daughter to see it with me this week! It’s a film that really puts into perspective the importance of looking a certain way or being a certain way – meaning no importance whatsoever. What’s important is being the best person you can be. What’s important is following your dreams. What’s important is standing up for what’s right, no matter what. That’s why I love He Named Me Malala.