New Movie To See: He Named Me Malala

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My life has been wall-to-wall Malala Yousafzai over the last few weeks, and I couldn’t be more grateful.  Do you  know about Malala?  Certainly you saw media coverage of her in 2012 when she was shot in the head by the Taliban in her home country of Pakistan on her way to school, for speaking out in favor of girls being educated, in direct defiance to the Taliban.  She was 15 years old.  Malala made a phenomenal recovery and now spends her time campaigning for basic human rights and the educational needs of the underrepresented populations across the world: girls, children and refugees.  Over the weekend a documentary about Malala’s life, He Named Me Malala opened in theaters across the country and I’m telling you to go see it right now.  It’s funny and moving and brilliant and will make you want to get involved with this campaign ASAP. Malala is endearing and funny, smart and sweet, and the movie about her life thus far (including winning the Nobel Peace Prize) will make you feel like anything is possible.  If one teenage girl is getting it done, certainly you can too.

Malala Yousafzai

Go here for a list of movie theaters near you showing the movie He Named Me Malala.

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Allison

Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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