Wife, Mummy, Nurse: He Named Me Malala #WithMalala

26 February 2016

He Named Me Malala #WithMalala

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

One of the many things I have taken for granted is my formal education. Almost three years ago, I walked across the stage and received my BSN. I was so excited. As soon as the doors opened, I showed up to get in line. When I received my diploma, I cried a few drops of tears. It was hard work-as single working woman, marriage, unexpected pregnancy during our first year of marriage, to taking a few years off, and finally resuming my studies. Despite the hardship and tears I've had over the years, it is nowhere near what others endure throughout the world.

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Be sure to watch the Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala on Monday, February 29th at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST.

Do you plan on watching He Named Me Malala?