Too many people have used “WCW” as an opportunity to objectify womyn.
As the wise Janelle Monae once wrote to an ignorant misogynist (wait… those two words are synonyms to each other, aren’t they?) Sit down. I’m not for male consumption.
Yes, it drives me insane but! Rather than remaining infuriated, I decided to shed some light of positivity on the hashtag.
I’m creating a WCW series featuring womyn activists, artists, and entertainers that are also educators of empowerment. I’m hoping with this series that other womyn are inspired to speak up towards injustices in social to political situations. We are not for male consumption.
This past Wednesday, I Instagrammed our second WCW but didn’t get to write a blog post about it. A few days late but I’m still determined to share with you another womyn leader. I wrote about Bree Newsome first and up next in the list of amazing womyn is… Malala Yousafzai.
At only 18 years old, Malala has changed the world.
photo courtesy of Antonio Olmos
Growing up in Pakistan, the accessibility to education became dangerous for girls when the Taliban exerted their power. In Malala’s case, this discrimination became life-threatening.
She began an anonymous blog in 2009 for BBC in which she spoke about the hardships of life under Taliban control. New York Times created a documentary about her shortly after and she won the National Youth Peace Prize.
A couple of years later, the Taliban targeted her while on her way to school and shot her in the head.
But, miraculously, she survived. And so did her determination.
She is proving to the world that education is power and that the discrimination against womyn is caused by extremists’ fear of the potential power of womyn.
Although they’ve viciously attacked her, no fear resulted. Instead, she became even more motivated in the fight for equality and she wants to assure that other girls should be just as brave.
We call upon our sisers around the world to be brave– to embrace the strength within themselves & realize their full potential. – Malala Yousafzai
Learn more about Malala here