Weekend Coffee Links – The Brave Girls Edition

All through the week I read so much that I end up bookmarking dozen of links and then wait for the weekend to find some relaxing moments to catch up on some of the awesome stuff people are doing all over the world.

Here are my top picks for the weekend read. I called it the BRAVE edition, because this week I came across many inspiring stories of young girls who are making a BIG change in society! DRUM-ROLL PLS for:

  • The Burka Avenger – Conservative Pakistan’s New Animated Liberal Superheroine. She’s the defender of girls’ education and women’s rights. To the locals, she is known simply as the demure school teacher but whenever evil is afoot, she takes on her alter identity, Burka Avenger. It’s a take on 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against Pakistani militants and promoting education for girls. Kick-ass stuff! Find her here http://www.burkaavenger.com/
  • 9 yr old becomes youngest US chess master: 9-year-old Carissa has risen so far up the rankings that she has reached the expert level at a younger age than anyone since the chess federation began electronic record-keeping in 1991. Woaaah!
  • The 10-year-old who asked for divorce – Asked by a reporter in Paris if she hopes to meet her Prince Charming one day, Nujood sat back in her chair, crossed her arms and said bluntly, “I no longer think about marriage.”. Dumb question to ask a really smart girl, who knows what she wants! Read full story about the girl with a BIG heart.
  • Ali’s Alphabet Adventure… L Is For Leukemia – Perfect example of turning adversity into awesomeness. 15 yr old wanting to support other children and families dealing with leukemia has written this book after seeing her father bravely fight this dreaded disease.

A BIG SHOUT OUT to these incredible girls! For those who are still figuring out themselves – you’ll get there and when you do, you know it has been worth it! Lots a sunshine to all of you! 🙂

Btw, my girl thinks I am a BRAVE girl – according to her, this is her mama’s alter ego – the warrior girl!

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Have a fab Friday and a BRAVE and BIG weekend EVERYONE!

~ KaT & Kiddo~

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