As an extra task for the Student Blogging Challenge we can enter ina additional challenge called the Blog Action Day. Blog ACtion Day is actually today. It is where bloggers from all around the world write a post about the same topic. This years topic is “Raise Your Voice”. This topic is quite significant as we need to raise our voices so much more than we do.
So many people in our world have raised their voice and got an amazing result. I have narrowed my selection to just three.
-Martin Luther King jr.
These people all used their voice to make things right. They stood for what they wanted and believed in themselves.
Malala was a girl who grew up in a small family. Her father owned a school and was the principle there. When the Taliban came along they started to bomb girls schools or schools that had a different religion to the one the believed in. By this time she was doing lots of speeches against the taliban and their plans for the future. This resulted in her unfortunately being shot in the head. She was moved to London to heal. She has now recovered and is doing great things for the awareness of girls education all around the world.
Malala has raised her voice to give girls education.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Martin Luther King was born as Michael King. He was a baptist, activist,humanitarian, and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his speech which has a very well known line which is:
Unfortunately Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. He died believing in his words and doing the right thing and that is why this has inspired me my whole life.
Martin Luther King Jr. raised his voice and spoke f his beliefs that everyone should be treated equally.
Rolihlahla Mandela (his given name) was born in 1918. He went to a school where he was given the cristian name Nelson. Nelson Mandela began his studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare but did not complete the degree there as he was expelled for joining in a student protest. I belive that this is where is journey began. Nelson was arrested in 1955 and released in 1988 and became president of South Africa in 1994. My favourite quote of his is:
Why do these people inspire me to raise my voice?
All of these people have gone to great extents to get their voices heard. Nelson spent most of his life in prison. Malala was shot in the head. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This inspires me to raise my voice despite my stage fright.
What do I want to raise my voice about?
I personally am quite aware for the constant bullying that disabled kids get and all children in general. Having a brother with a disability has shown me/exposed me to the unkind words people say. I feel deeply about this problem and my dream is to one day put a stop to this. I want to one day have someone feel safe about people around them because they know they aren’t going to be bullied. I have started with this simple but hopefully meaningful poster:
That is the first step to raising my voice:
Now we can all learn from people who raise there voices for what they belive. We can even learn from barbie!
Keep being awesome!