Wild Woman Wednesday!

Let’s honor Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate (which she received at age 17!). She has advocated for the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had often banned girls from attending school. On October 9, 2012, a Taliban gunman attempted to assassinate Yousafzai in retaliation for her activism. Following her recovery, Yousafzai became a prominent activist for the right to education.

“Traditions are not sent from heaven, they are not sent from God. It is we who make cultures and we have the right to change it and we should change it.”

Malala Yousafzai

Wild Woman Wednesday is back!

We are honoring Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is one of three female world leaders leading climate change action in their nations. In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and her government introduced strict gun laws in response.  She leads her nation, measuring success based on the well-being of her constituents, rather than on GDP.

“Do you want to be the leader that looks back in time and say you were on the wrong side of the argument when the world was crying out for a solution?” 

Jacinda Ardern