At the beginning of this year I read I Am Malala and truly had a wake up call. I’ve always known I’ve had a wonderful life and have never once had to worry about being hungry, not having a bed to sleep on, or not being able to read and have an education. I’ve taken basic things in my life for granted, and although these things seem basic to me they are not “basic” for everyone. They are privileges. For Christmas/my 24th birthday I’m asking that my friends and family skip getting me a gift and if you are inclined to spend money in honor of my birthday I ask that you please donate to my fundraiser page for the Malala Fund.
The Malala Fund is actively fighting for the rights of girls all over the globe to be able to attend 12 years of school. Supporting female education is so important because women around the world lack political representation, literacy, safe sex, the ability to get married later in life, and the option to have a career. Also young girls who don’t receive an education are more likely to get married/pregnant when they are children, contract diseases, or be a victim of human trafficking. Obviously if you are just one of my followers or if we are just acquaintances I would never expect to receive a birthday present from you, but I thought I would open this up to all of my online friends so that maybe we can raise a more significant amount of money! Let’s do something positive this holiday season! Please help by donating to my page or donate to a cause you believe in!