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Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, 14 Year Old Hero

Since I started this blog in August, I have  been out of touch with local news and world happenings. There are only 24 hours in the day, and unless I can find a way to give up sleep, my waking hours are filled with family time, work, exercise, household jobs, and now blogging. I’m sure most bloggers can relate. I can’t remember when I watched the news or looked up the CNN website, but an article in People magazine, of all places, caught my eye this past week. Before you start thinking I’m a bad PF role model because I subscribe to People magazine,  it was my office copy for the reception area. The short article was about 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was targeted and shot in the head by the Taliban for “promoting secularism.” In reality, all this girl did was love ice cream, speak near perfect English, and blog anonymously about her experiences trying to get an education and live life under Taliban rule when they took over her area of Pakistan in 2009.  You can read her story at the BBC blog, Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl. Her identitity was revealed in 2011, after the Taliban was ...

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