Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.
That Pulitzer prize winning 1972 AP photo shows a 9 year old girl running away from her village in Vietnam that had just been napalmed. The napalm burned off her clothes. The girl, Kim Phuc, survived and is shown 40 years later. She now lives with her family in Canada, and helps young victims of war.
The Bitter End - June 8, 1972 - A South Vietnamese air force plane has accidentally dropped a napalm bomb on South Vietnamese troops and civilians in the village 26 miles outside of Saigon. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. The children from left to right are: Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Twenty-five years later, the young girl running naked from her village, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, was named a UNESCO goodwill ambassador.
Anousheh Ansari - Iran & Russia - 2006: In 2006, Anousheh became the first Muslim woman in space. When asked about what she hoped to achieve on her spaceflight, she said, "I hope to inspire everyone -- especially young people, women and young girls all over the world and in Middle Eastern countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men -- to not give up their dreams and to pursue them." #womens #history #muslim #women in #science