Do girls deserve an education?

A few weeks ago, my family cuddled up in the den and watched the documentary "He Named Me Malala". Honestly, it was mesmerizing. The story itself, about a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who advocates education for all girls and was shot by the Taliban, is already compelling. But the movie is truly a wonder, with beautiful illustrations that fill the screen and give even more meaning to the story. It's a companion to the book you see above, with newer developments in Malala's life.

If you haven't had a chance to see the movie yet (we picked ours up from Redbox), here's your chance. National Geographic Channel is debuting it this coming Monday, Feb. 29 at 7pm central. It's presented commercial-free and you can learn more about the #MalalaFund that supports education for girls worldwide. As a mom raising two awesome girls, it's a cause near to my heart. I want them to have every opportunity in the world and I want the world to hear their voices. I loved showing them a girl who has changed the world just by speaking out. And I loved the story of a father who believes so completely in the greatness of his daughter. 

Ever since seeing the film I've felt called to do something to support it. So let's get on that. With every session fee paid in March, I will donate $25 to the Malala Fund. If you were thinking of doing a spring session, please contact me so I can add you to the list of people who are standing #withMalala. If you don't need a session right now but would like to contribute to her cause, you can click here. Either way, I hope you get a chance to tune in and learn more about this amazing girl and her amazing family.