When she grows up, I want my daughter to be just like Laura Ling & Euna Lee. I want her to be brave and fierce and stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. I can do without the prison & international incident, but the spirit remains the same.
Tonight Current.com published the first statement from Ling & Lee regarding the events leading up to their capture. Amazing. Completely amazing. These women were born to be journalists. The story is mind-blowing & the writing in phenomenal. It’s the kind of story that will stay with me for a long time.
When I went to post the link on Facebook & Twitter, I was disappointed to see all the inane, meaningless crap that people had been posting. I linked the story and was angered when people didn’t immediately start reposting it. It’s THAT good. I know that I post my share of meaningless garbage through my various social networking outlets, but when something is important I want to shout it from the rooftops. I guess that’s what I’m doing here…
I want this to inspire every little girl to grow up and change the world.