Christine Koh

Hello!

I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Girls Count

girls.jpgBoys count too. Of course they do. But this fall, I've learned so much about the disproportionate challenges that girls face, most notably through what I witnessed on the ground in Ethiopia and digitally through Half the Sky and now Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head because of her commitment to advocating for the right for girls -- for all children -- to go to school. This is something that's incredibly difficult for me to stomach; dropping Laurel and Violet off at school is just a basic part of our routine.
Now, if you believe that all girls deserve an education (oh my word, I hope that is all of you), you can raise your voice in honor of Malala by signing this petition and/or donating to the Malala Fund to support global education for girls. Any amount is awesome, but for reference, a donation of $13 will bring a school uniform and books to a girl seeking education. Also awesome? If you donate between 12-1pm EST today, every dollar will be matched by generous donors! So please consider donating and sharing (if you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #MalalaFund). THANK YOU!

Also, related, earlier this fall I participated in filming for Care.com's You Count campaign, which is geared towards building confidence and boosting self-esteem in kids. I thought I'd share that video here:

Image credit: Vital Voices


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