The Safety Of Our Girls Is In Our Hands..

I lie on my bed with tears in my eyes. I want to cry not just for me, but for the horror that i see in the world. How can it be so hard to be a young girl in the planet that we live in? Has the world not evolved and changed at all!? It pains me.

I read all these articles on the news ( BBC, CNN, Yahoo, MSN live and just general news casters) talking about young girls, as young as 13 years old being killed and called whores because some old perverts decided to rape them, Its a shame how in some parts of the world if a girl is raped she has to hide it for the fear of being shamed and chastised even though it was not her fault.

An example of the terror thats ripping through our communities is the story below.

A father of a teenage girl who was gang-raped by eight men poisoned himself after a video clip of the attack was passed through the family’s village in India.

The 16 year-old girl, from Dabra village in Hisar, north India, was subjected to the horrifying ordeal on September 9, after apparently rebuffing the advances of one of the men.

The Dalit family had tried to keep the assault private, but days later when footage shot by one of the attackers was shown to villagers the girl’s humiliated father, Krishan, killed himself.

This is not the only shocking story of a kind, if i list them out you would feel like killing all the men in the world just so that our little girls can be as safe as imaginable possible. Their innocence is stolen and can never be retrieved again.

Little girls are our future, women make the world a better place, and with all these little girls being tortured, raped, sold into sex slavery, kidnapped, murdered for standing up for their rights, with so many situations clipping their wings, what kind of future do we see for our planet?!

I have a poem from my other blog called Little Girl that explains my fear, and sadness much better than i can articulate here.

Today i suggest you nurture, hug, help just 1 little girl in your life to show them how much they are loved and to put a smile on their face.

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Great Activists Come In All Sizes..

As i’m sure most of us have been following the story of the courageous little girl “Malala” who was brutally shot because she had a blog emphasizing on girl’s education in Pakistan, i just wanted to have an overview of our planet when kids are concerned.

In first world countries, we tend to take menial things that other kids around the globe are fighting and wishing to get( like education) for granted. Bailing out of school and wanting to live a comfortable bum life instead of getting knowledge. This little Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai was coming home from school in a van with other school children when Taliban assassins stopped the vehicle, climbed on and demanded that the children identify her. Terrified, the children did it and the men fired, also wounding two other girls. She was however fortunate enough to survive and is now recovering from this brutal attack.

At only 14 years old, she is already a global symbol, fighting for the right to education and to freedom and to have a voice, the more interviews she is given the more mature and adult like she seems.

Below is a small piece from an interview she gave in the 2011 with CNN:

Why do you risk your life to raise your voice? a reporter asked her.

In perfect English, she answered that her people need her.

“I shall raise my voice,” she insisted.

“If I didn’t do it, who would?” she said.

Girls who are scared should fight their fear, she said.

“Don’t sit in your bedrooms.

“God will ask you on the day of judgment, ‘Where were you when your people were asking you … when your school fellows were asking you and when your school was asking you …’Why I am being blown up?’ ”

In a world filled with darkness, wicked people and wars, she is our trickle of light showing that there is still hope.I pray for her recovery and hope that this article of this small girl with tremendous hope and courage inspires all..

Let’s Go Pink!

As some of you might not know, October is breast cancer awareness month!

As The month of October begins, i want all of us to pay attention to the rising numbers  of breast cancer throughout the entire world. A lot of people do not now the symptoms of breast cancer( or that it does not cancer women only as men can also get it), neither do they even know how to conduct self breast cancer checks.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor (a collection of cancer cells) arising from the cells of the  breast. Although breast cancer predominantly occurs in women it can also affect men.

Symptoms of breast cancer:

Initially, breast cancer may not cause any symptoms. A lump may be too small for you to feel or to cause any unusual changes you can notice on your own. Often, an abnormal area turns up on a screening mammogram (x-ray of the breast), which leads to further testing.

According to the American Cancer Society, any of the following unusual changes in the breast can be a symptom of breast cancer:

  • swelling of all or part of the breast
  • skin irritation or dimpling
  • breast pain
  • nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
  • redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • a nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • a lump in the underarm area

Even though these are symptoms of breast cancer, they sometimes just turn out to be a less serious condition like a cyst. It is important to go and see a doctor if you see any of these signs.

Facts about breast cancer:

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.
  • One in every eight women  develops breast cancer.
  • There are many types of breast cancer that differ in their capability of spreading (metastasizing) to other body tissues.
  • The causes of breast cancer are not yet fully known although a number of risk factors have been identified.
  • There are many different types of breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is diagnosed with physician and self-examination of the breasts, mammography, ultrasound testing, and biopsy.
  • Treatment of breast cancer depends on the type of cancer and its stage (the extent of spread in the body).

Breast Cancer Self Exam

As a woman you need to do the self exam below at least every morning in order to make sure that all is right.

Lets all be aware this month and try to teach as many people as we can!

To learn more about breast cancer please do go to these websites

1. ww5.komen.org

2. cancerabout.com

3.breastcancercare

Lets Get Fun Fit!

Lately i have been trying to get fit and healthy and that means exercising! 😀 I know we all hate it,( i super hate it, always so bored when i try to run) so i have been searching for fun ways to work out and get fit! So i shall share a few here with everyone.

Yoga & pilates

Why yoga you ask.. 🙂

1. Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.

2. Regular Pilates practice typically leads to a stronger, leaner body while developing body awareness and having an overall de-stressing effect on most people.

3. Yoga makes you feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up — all at the same time.

4.Specifically, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. What’s more, yoga:

  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Improves concentration and creativity
  • Lowers fat
  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Creates sense of well being and calm.


Join dance classes and zumba

1. Fun and easy to learn.

2. A 60-minute Zumba class incorporates elements of merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and hip-hop, and features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. While traditional dance classes use counts to pace steps, Zumba teachers have students repeat a series of movements.

3. Zumba is a total-body cardio and aerobic dance workout. “It’s a moderate form of exercise, so you might not have the intensity you achieve if you went running for the same length of time. But you’re going to get the benefits of a cardio workout. If your goal is to be healthy, work up a sweat, and stimulate your cardio system, it’s perfect

4. Improved Cardiovascular Health~One of the best fitness benefits associated with Zumba dancing is an improvement in your cardiovascular health

5. Weight Loss~as stated above, Zumba is a type of cardiovascular exercise, and research has found that participating in cardiovascular exercise is the best way to lose weight. For best results, try to track how many calories you burn during the workout, and use this to maximize your weight loss. For example, in one pound of fat there is 3500 calories.

6. Improved Coordination~Zumba dancing is also a great way to improve your coordination. Having a good sense of coordination is very important, especially as you age.

7. Improved Mood~Finally, research has found that all types of exercise produce endorphins, which are a type of “feel-good” hormone that are released into the blood stream after you finish exercising. People who suffer from bouts of depression are often encouraged to participate in physical activity in order to benefit from these hormones.

The best things about these workouts is that you can do them from the comfort of your own home. Here is a link to a terrific zumba workout class you can do. 🙂
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