I know I said I wouldn't post on Tuesdays or Thursdays anymore but I'm still trying to feel this schedule thing out. This week I am posting everyday because I want to honor Elana's awesomeness and make sure that her guest post gets as much traffic as it deserves (yes she rules but I'm sure it's obvious there is a selfish motive in here too, I'm not ashamed).
So mark your calendars! Set a reminder in outlook! Tie a string around your finger ... yeah who does that besides Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life?
Great film by the way, I'm not afraid to admit that I cry every time. My daughters call me a tear dropper.
I was listening to NPR on the way to work this morning as I always do. Don't you love NPR? Isn't the greatest source for news, books, arts and entertainment? I agree. So yeah I was listening to NPR and they were talking about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book NOMAD.
I don't read a lot of non-fiction but I did read her last book INFIDEL. It was chilling and inspiring, much like her life experiences. I won't go on about either book or her story because it's one of those things that if you are familiar with it you would know exactly what I was talking about and if you weren't well ... I don't want to alienate anyone on this blog.
Suffice to say you should read her books. Or at the very least you should read about her. Ayaan has had an incredible life and is doing amazing things to try to support the rights of women around the world.
Some Ayaan Hirsi Ali links:
The Daily Beast
NPR on NOMAD
NPR on THE CAGED VIRGIN
A great quote about women from the historian Bernard Lewis:
“Women are half the population, and mothers of the other half.”
So perhaps this is a little late for Mother's day and what Ms. Ali is trying to accomplish isn't just about women anyway, but really human rights. If you are interested look her up. If not that's fine, just make sure you come back for Elana's guest post on Friday!