Women of the year fund



Last evening I was running through Penn Station feeling like a salmon swimming against the stream pushing my way through the masses of commuters when the cover of the current issue of Glamour caught my eye. I mean how can it not? Gold and Lady Gaga oh yeah! I needed some reading material for the ride home and decided to splurge. Well not to long in to flipping through the must I say, very well designed pages, I came across an article on their “Women Of The Year Fund”. This year they are giving the award to Malala Yousafzai the young women who was shot in the face by the Taliban for speaking out against them, and for wanting an eduction. Her story is harrowing, moving and above all inspiring. So if anyone is feeling badly for themselves or having a “bad day” remember Malala, and thank God for all the joys you have in your life. And if you want to pay the joy forward, you join with Glamour and donate $10.00 to the fund which is going directly to Malala’s non profit organization The Malala FundThe Malala Fund raises money to help children get the education they are entitled to. You can donate by texting MALALA to 50555 or online at glamour.com/WOTY. And to read an interview with Malala please got to glamour.com And remember to always look for and be grateful for the joy in your life and count your blessings.

Image of Malala via glamour.com


25 comments :

  1. This is a wonderful post, Ali! It's true, sometimes we need to step back and realize what hardships others are facing and stop worrying about the small stuff. What a heroic story. I am interested in reading the article now!

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  2. Wonderful post. I have heard about her story several times. She is incredibly brave. I am heading over to read her interview now.

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  3. This is so meaningful and wonderful post Ali!! Whatever I say will be less..so inspiring!!
    very few are daring enough to write such articles and present in in such a beautiful manner!

    http://myglossyaffair.blogspot.in/

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  4. Fantastic post, she's a really remarkable woman!! Thank you ever so much for visiting my blog, I do hope you'll come again soon. Have a fantastic week :)

    Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

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  5. Thank you for this WONDERFUL post on a Monday - what a great way to kick off the week by remembering the heroic efforts of this strong woman (and um I LOVE ME SOME LADY GAGA TOO!) xo

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  6. She is extraordinary! I think this is absolutely wonderful. I just purchased her book. Can't wait to hear her story.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. She is such an inspiration! I saw her interview with Jon Stewart and was blown away. Such an amazing young woman!

    PS - Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! I really appreciate it. Have a great day!

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  8. I always inspirational person who encourages me suffer all the pains of my like and be brave of who i am and what kind of person i always wanna be !!!

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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  9. I saw a story on Malala and she really is incredibly brave and inspiring! Our society really needs to be better about celebrating true heroes like her instead of vapid scantily clad celebrities. Thanks for this post and for the reminder to be grateful.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. She is definitely an inspiration to many women!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. What an amazing post! I need to check out glamour, but I know that I also wanted to read her book. She is such an inspiration and a brave woman.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  12. isn't she an amazing young woman - really really inspiring.

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  13. I'm so glad you posted this - such a deserving recipient. It's so true, when having a bad day we really need to put things into perspective. Truly brave woman like her should definitely be the people we focus on as a society.

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  14. What an inspirational post. Really food for thought.

    xoxo

    http://searchingtheinnerme.blogspot.com

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  15. Amazing! Thank you for sharing this inspirational post! Seriously, I'm all for supporting this!

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  16. Awesome post, Ali. This is very inspiring, thanks for bringing to everyone's attention!

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  17. Malala is truly an amazing person, and such a great role model. I'm dying to read her book.

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  18. wow that is so inspiring! thanks for sharing this. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  19. So many WOTY tweets and quotes were showing up on my feed, and Malala is SO inspirational. I really need to sit down and read all about her.

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  20. Oh god, this girl is such an inspiration to everyone. I saw her on Jon Stewart, and he was speechless after she responded to his questions with such conviction and passion.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  21. She is such an brave young woman and a great inspiration! Great post!! xx

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  22. i was moved by the article as well!

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  23. I heard about her on the news as well, she is such an inspiration for young women, especially those with limited liberal rights. I was also deeply moved when you told her story. And she is such a young and pretty lady, and not to mention brave as well. Thanks for sharing Ali!:D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  24. Such a worthy cause. It is hard to believe we take education 4 granted sometimes

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