A couple of months ago, I watched a documentary called "Shame." It's the story of Mukhtaran Mai, her public rape, and what occurred in the few years following the incident. "Shame" is a very powerful piece. After I watched it, I started thinking about how fortunate I really am. Not saying everything about America is perfect, but how blessed are we just to have a sense of safety and security? I mean, the worst part of my day was this morning when I had to throw out a pack of chicken that was thawing on the counter because I forgot to put it in the fridge before I went to bed last night. So easy to take things for granted.
I vaguely remembered her story from an old Glamour magazine, but a 2-page article could never explain the depth of what she went through and how courageous she was, and still is, in the aftermath. But that's all I'm going to say. I don't want to tell the story because you have to see it! Go watch it! She's definitely an inspiration. She has achieved a lot of great things with a lot less support than a lot of us have.