The International Day of the Girl Child was this past weekend and I saw something posted that really made me pause. It mentioned that at age 15 Joan of Arc led a French army in a victory battle, Anne Frank had written a diary about being a Jewish girl hiding in a city occupied by the Nazis that went on to become a world-renowned book, Greta Thunberg inspired a global movement to stop climate change, and Malala was shot for speaking out in support of girls’ education and has since graduated from Oxford and won the Nobel Peace Prize. These girls changed the world. Continue reading
Seventy-five years ago this week, a little girl turned 13 and her dad gave her a diary as a gift. It was June 12, 1942. And the girl was Anne Frank.
She wrote about her life as a teenager and all the things her family had to endure while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Sadly, the family was discovered and she died in 1945 at a concentration camp. Continue reading
March is Women’s History Month. There are so many strong and fearless women who should be honoured. From Susan B. Anthony who helped get women the right to vote, to Anne Frank, a young girl sharing her story about the Holocaust from a hidden room. From Marie Curie, the first person to win a Nobel Prize for her radiation research to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize recipient, who survived being shot for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls’ education. Continue reading