Get ready for some serious girl talk, because this month, you won't be able to avoid it. The documentary about heroic young Malala comes out this weekend, Tuesday is international girls day, and October is breast cancer awareness month.
What is International Day of the Girl? A gimmick for all the best reasons. Unlike the day 30 days before it, it is a day of hope and possibility. It is a day which calls on all of us to be our best, to be proactive, to be generous.
At one time or another, we've all heard these famous words used to allude to an extraordinary event that shatters our view of life and of the world. This line echoed in my mind last year when 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was targeted by Taliban militants.
Today, on her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the UN in her first time speaking on a public platform after her shooting. Today is a moment to focus the world's attention on the 57 million children -- including 32 million girls -- who do not have access to education.