I just read this article on ABC News (Australia) and thought I would share it with you.
“My name is Latifa. I am Colonel. I am an active helicopter pilot in the Afghan Air Force.
I wish to become a very good pilot and train other women to become pilots.
I have a five-year-old daughter who has been flying with me since she was two months of age. This is because there is nobody to look after her in the Air Force. I am trying to convince them to have a kindergarten, so women can be calm and do their job very well.
My message to other women in the world is that they should work hard to achieve their goals. They should be ambitious and have confidence in themselves. They should stand by Afghan women and share their experiences with Afghan women.”
The struggles that Latifa and her sister, Laliuma, went through to get the education they wanted, let alone rise to the top of their profession as they did, are astounding.
Read the article, it will make you feel even luckier that you have the life you do.