Did I know my actions would mean that I could never go back to my home? No. But I don’t regret anything. Here I can tell the world the truth. Here I can work to make sure any girl can access to education without fear or retribution. Here I can speak about the freedom that can bring light to a part of the world that has been dark for too long. No sacrifice is too great to make that happen. I may not know the names or the faces of all those who are with me but I’m not alone in this struggle. So you see, it doesn’t matter what happens to me as long as the fight lives on. I live on. Every small girl who learns to read, every woman who has the courage to be a teacher or a doctor, they keep the dream alive, they keep the darkness away. I don’t understand why people fear an educated woman. Well, maybe I do. Because it’s clear that ignorance is no match for a curious mind and hatred and oppression are no match for a human heart. Compassion and love will guide us and freedom will be our reward.
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