14-YEAR-OLD PAKISTANI GIRL MALALA YOUSUFZAI, SHOT BY THE TALIBAN FOR BEING A FEMINIST BLOGGER
by Meghan O’Keefe
It is imperative as women that we make our voices heard. And guess what? We won’t always agree with each other. In fact, because we are individual human beings and not just part of a great, perfect, feminine blob, we will always have dissenting opinions. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t voice them–nor should we voice them in a way that bullies others or causes our peers to fear expressing their own opinions. It means we have to have open dialogue with each other.
Malala believed that she was entitled to have open dialogue with the world and she–in my personal opinion–was absolutely right.
Be like Malala. Blog your beliefs. Scream from rooftops. Disturb the status quo. Make sure your voice is heard.
When you’re a woman in this world, having a unique voice is a rebellion in and of itself.
Don’t let anything silence you.
Be a rebellion.
My roommate is the best. She wrote this. She is anything but silent. I MEAN THAT IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE NOT IN THE MY ROOMMATE IS SUPER LOUD KIND OF WAY. Also, her cat? He has a bell on his collar.