I am Malala

Malala: The Schoolgirl that Threatened the Taliban

We all want the world to be a better place, yet few of us would be willing  put our lives on the line. But sometimes there is no choice. Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, was forced to face the ramifications of her controversial beliefs in a ways most of us will never have to.

In October 2012, Malala’s school bus was stopped en route by the Taliban. An armed soldier boarded, aimed his gun at Malala, and shot her three times. One bullet went through her head. Her body slumped against her good friend, entirely unconscious to screams rising around her.

This was no accident. Malala was directly targeted because she was seen as a political threat. The Taliban wanted to take her out.

Her crime? She was a girl. And she wanted to go to school.

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Homestead Iron Gardening Tools

Odds are, if you’ve found your way to my website you are aware of how damaging a consumer culture is for the environment. If this is a new concept for you, please do the world a favor and watch the video below. I’ll wait.

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THE NEW YOU

Review: Soil Sisters, a Toolkit for Women Farmers

The organic food movement isn’t going anywhere. Year after year, market share for sustainably grown, locally sourced produce expands to unprecedented levels. And this trend is directly impacting one big demographic.

Women.

All around the country, female farmers are reclaiming the agricultural industry. While the number of farms in America is in decline, the number of female farmers has doubled in recent years. Now almost 30% of farms in the US  are run by woman. And these woman are changing the game.

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