Trust me when I tell you that it has not been lost on me that three women from culturally diverse backgrounds recently won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. [Wiki] *Screaming (internally) GO BROWN GIRLS GO!* #whatanhonor
The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 was awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work". [Emphasis added; Source NobelPrize.org.] What a legacy they will leave.
|President of Liberia & 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner|
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
|Peace Activist & 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner|
Leymah Roberta Gwobee
|Journalist, Politican, Human Rights Activist & 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner|
توكل كرمان Tawakkul Karmān
I don't think any of these women aspired to win a Nobel Peace Prize or sought out any type of recognition (except for their respective causes) and I don't think we should either. I simply think they poured their hearts into what they believe in no matter the cost. And I believe that we should all do the same.
What will be your legacy?