I guess you know Malala Yousafzai, maybe not by her full name, but as the girl who was shot by the taliban. And this only because she stood up for girl’s education. Meanwhile, she also received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work.
She already fascinated my at that time when she was shot: she, still a girl, was fighting for girl’s education. When I was in her age, I didn’t like school at all and wouldn’t have had at all the idea to fight for education. Today, my view is different, today, I know how lucky I was growing up in a country where education, independent from your sex, is (relatively) normal. Malala also has written a book about her life and the conditions in her country (title: I am Malala). The conditions under which she was growing up and went to school sound impossible for me – for her, they were normal reality. Reading her book, pointed it out even more how privileged I am, though I rarely recognize this in my everyday’s life.
It was instantly clear to me to participate, when the question came up in the Get Messy Art Journal community, who will join a Malala charity project. Each participant should create one or more art journal pages for a magazine, which we let print. The return of the sale will be donated to The Malala Fund. There are still some Get Messy x Malala magazines left which you can buy here. I can only highly recommend to buy this magazine, you are doing something good and also receiving a present, the magazine. Normally, there is “only” the donation receipt. On the photos in this post you can see my page and the cover (above) and some more sneaks from inside (below). You can also read about the magazin on Torrie’s blog fox and hazel.