Please take some time away from your regular fandom blogging and reblog this photo of some of the 200+ schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. This photo is a still from a video released today by the kidnappers. It is vital that people do not forget about them and keep demanding #bringbackourgirls
Boko Haram, like the Taliban militants who shot Malala Yousafzai, fear above all an educated, free thinking woman. This crisis will not go away until we address this issue.
P.S Do NOT use this post and others like this as an excuse to hate on Muslims or Islam or African nations. Only in our humanity will we find true peace.
"So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky."
For the mothers in Nigeria, demanding action to bring back their daughters;
For the mothers in Syria, fighting to keep their families together;
For the mothers in Afghanistan, voting in hopes their daughters can get an education;
For the mothers in the United States, working to close the gender pay gap:
Thank you for holding up half the sky.
Grizzly in deep water by Marco Mattiussi
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY