A very happy Super Bowl Sunday, friends! Whether you’re there for the game, the commercials, or the hot wings, I hope you all have a fun day! I am personally looking forward to U2 performing during this year’s half-time show, as well as the parade of new and creative commercials. And, while I don’t usually get too invested in the football teams, I’ll be rooting for the Broncos, mostly because I feel like it could put a strain on my friendship with Jennifer over at All Things Messy (who is a HUGE Bronco’s fan!) if I don’t. Haha! Just kidding. But still. GO BRONCOS! 😉
Today I wanted to introduce “Sundays That Inspire” where I will be posting a story that inspired me this week or highlight a charity or non-profit organization that I love. I would really love to hear what inspires you or what organizations or issues you are passionate about too, and maybe feature them in a future post!
I was recently reminded of this fantastic interview from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His guest was Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a 16 year old girl from the Swat Valley in Pakistan. When she was 14 she was the target of a Taliban assassination attempt because she was speaking out for women’s equality and education rights. She survived the shooting and has continued to use her, now global, platform to raise awareness about the plight of women in the Middle East. Malala is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has spoken before the United Nations. In this interview, Malala tells her story in her own words, and what I find so amazing and inspiring is her deeply held belief that returning violence for violence, even in the face of those who tried to take her life, is not the way to peace. It may be the only time I’ve ever seen Jon Stewart speechless in an interview. Malala is a beautiful, gracious, powerful voice for women’s rights and equality, and her story is one I am proud to share.
Malala has also written a book called I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. This is definitely on my “Must Read” list for this year!
Visit the Malala Fund if you’d like to find out more about her work. I hope you enjoy the interview, and I’d love to hear what inspired you this week! Feedback is love! 😉 Have a great day, friends!