Inspiration of the Month – Fight and Thirst for Education

This is not the first time that I am writing about education or have an educational topic as something that inspires my month, and will probably not be the last. This blog is not about education, rather about sustainability, but I think all of it is connected and that is what I am writing about now.

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I lately got inspired by a book that I read a couple weeks ago called “I Am Malala”. I am sure all of you know who Malala is, and if you don’t, it is a high time for you to google it. In short, this book is Malala’s autobiography about her thirst for education and the fight she and her father fought for the education, especially for girls in her country, Pakistan. Alongside the fight I learned about the culture of Pakistan, about how terrorism and ignorance have affected the country and the lives of the common people there, how easily people who do not know any better it is to rile up with propaganda, about corruption and politics and what the people who are driven out of their country really want. Yes, this book talked about all of this, and it is why I will be mentioning it in my happy favourites this week, but what inspired me most was the thirst and fight for education whilst under a threat of death!

Inspiration of the Month - Fight and Thirst for Education - byLiiL

I know from my own experience, and I am sure many of you can identify with the lack of interest in education that we have in the western countries. As a preschool girl, I was eager to go to school, it was a milestone in my life, but it didn’t take long when the lack of motivation hit and my mother had to use different tactics to keep me motivated. I knew that school was something I should be excelling in for my future, but I didn’t know why. I was often questioning why something was important for us to learn and at no point was I thankful that I was able to go to school. I didn’t know that women had to fight heard for girls to be educated and I didn’t know that so many other children were not able to go to school for many different reasons.

Inspiration of the Month - Fight and Thirst for Education - byLiiL

The lack of motivation for education saddens me, especially when learning how Malala with her friends went to school knowing that if they were caught by the wrong people they might be killed. Imagine if pupils in the western culture would have the same motivation for education! I was most impressed with Malala’s father, who against their cultural norm behaved towards his daughter in an equal manner as to his sons. He recognised the importance of education for his daughter and all the girls in Pakistan and often did talks to promote girls education. He got death threats and he didn’t stop, because he saw how ignorance was feeding fear and inequality in his country and he knew that by educating all the children they would have the knowledge to make it better.

Inspiration of the Month - Fight and Thirst for Education - byLiiL

Education is power, and I don’t only mean education as school, but any education whether it is school, learning from elders, self-learning from the Internet and books, documentaries, on the job. We are fortunate in this modern world for all the opportunities that we have for learning and I hope we don’t take it for granted. There were many people who fought for the right of our education and there are still many who fight for their right to education! When it comes to sustainability, I believe education is important and although schools and Universities are slowly adapting to this change with an offer of sustainability courses, it is not enough. The more people know about sustainability the more they can do and work towards it. At the moment most of us are confused about what is contributing to sustainability and what is contributing towards climate warming. We are told using plastic is bad, wearing fur is horrible and to use less water, but how many know why.

 

What inspires you this month?

With love,

Lii

Favourite Instagram Pics From May

May was full of amazing and exciting Instagram pictures and it was quite difficult to only choose these few here from all the amazing ones. It was also quite funny to see which pictures I was more drawn towards, such as office pics, home decor, illustrations, the beauty of female body and beautifully colourful pics.

 

Share some of your favourite Instagram accounts and pics in the comment box below!

With love,

Lii

4 Articles To Inspire Hope

Ethical Fashion Meets Refugee Empowerment – An article about a company ‘From Found’ written by Ethical Unicorn that explains the ethos behind the brand’s values and ethos in employing and empowering refugee’s and why it is important.

A New Book Ranks the Top 100 Solutions To Climate Change – This article takes a closer look at the book and the top solutions for the climate change and how they are measured and reasoned. Interesting reading and proves that it is possible if more people got involved with this, such as world leaders.

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I Am Beautiful And I Am Not Afraid To Say It – A woman talking about how she feels beautiful and does not compare herself to others in a society where comparison and self-hatred is a norm.

Nature Strikes Back: Notorious Hunter Meets His Karma – It doesn’t matter whether you believe in karma or not as this article mainly tells about trophy hunters who, ironically, have been killed by the animals who they were hunting. “Go elephants!”

 

Share your inspiring articles in the comment box. I would love to be inspired!

With love,

Lii

The Liebster award

I am so honoured, I got nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Macy from AliceInNeverland blog! Thank you, Macy! The Liebster award is kind of a tag to help bloggers, with less than 300 followers to connect with each other by answering fun questions.

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  1. What is your dream job? My dream job is to do what makes me happy and what I enjoy (as cheesy as it sounds). It takes guts to go for what you want and even though it is scary I want to pursue it. I have more than one things I want to do in life like: spread the word about sustainability, help people be sustainable, design clothes and textiles to name a few.
  2. If you got to marry your celebrity crush who would it be? Right, well the latest one must be Ryan Gosling, but quite frankly I haven’t had celebrity crushed in a while unless you count really powerful women who are making the world better.
  3. What is your favourite clothing store? This is in a progress just now. I used to like TK Maxx a lot, but as I am trying to shop from brands which are sustainable, so shopping became an anxious task. So I do shop from stores like TK Maxx and H&M, but I would not say they are my favourite. I am on the lookout for one, though, will let you know when I find one!
  4. Who/What inspire you to start blogging? I have a couple of blogs (Vilmap. and Love from Berlin), which gave me the inspiration combined with the want and need to write.
  5. What are your favourite things to blog about? I am pretty new to blogging, but I like blogging about motivational things and new businesses. Especially about new businesses, how inspiring can it be when people believe in their vision and make the world a better place!
  6. Describe yourself in one word Organised
  7. What is a fact about you that is unique? I am very empathetic. I can usually understand people and why they behave the way they do and can be a good listener. Although, when I watch tv and see something painful I actually almost feel the pain and I am very strongly affected by the mood of the books that I read.
  8. Describe your dream home At the moment, I am dreaming about a house somewhere in a warm place.. like Portugal, where I have quite a big modern house with big floor to ceiling windows, wooden floors and tiled kitchen and bathrooms. Enough space for my family and any visitors I might have. A big enough garden where my pets can run around (when I was 14 I dreamt of owning a zoo).
  9. What is your do to pick-me-up song? I do not have a one, but when I was sad and just moved to the UK I loved listening to Adele’s Hometown Glory, it eased my mind and I love the melody in it!
  10. Who is your role model? I have several, but one of them is definitely my mum, she has been through so much!!
  11. How tall are you? 162cm, which apparently is 5’3. I am used to using the metric system.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me and I know the rules state I need to nominate 11 other bloggers, however, I have seen this award in so many blogs so I nominate everybody who has not done this yet. Have fun!!

Questions:

  1. What makes you smile every day?
  2. What is your favourite blog?
  3. What do you do to relax and unwind?
  4. The dessert you will always go back to?
  5. Cats or dogs?
  6. What is the one sustainable thing you do regularly?
  7. What is your latest dance-jamm song?
  8. What was the last book you read?
  9. What language would you like to learn?
  10. Your favourite childhood memory?
  11. Your favourite tv character?

Rules:

  1. You have to mention and thank the blog that nominated you in a blog post.
  2. You have to answer the questions to you in a blog post.
  3. You have to nominate 11 new bloggers.
  4. You have to set 11 new questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

 

When you do this questionnaire, please let me know so I can read it as well! So excited to read everybody’s responses! 🙂

 

With love,

Lii