“You have to go out and do something. You have to put your mind to it and do it. Don’t wait for somebody else to do it: You do it.” -Hannah Alper
Hannah speaks out. Hannah writes. Hannah asks. Hannah takes action. Hannah is the change.
Hannah is only 10 years old. Didn’t they say there is no age for volunteering!
I first came across her blog through a series of internet linkages; and when I did I spent the day reading what she had to say. On her blog, she writes about environmental issues, social action and people and things that have inspired her. She interviews local heroes like Tanya, a school teacher who knits scarves and leaves them on statues for people to find and take if they are cold! She interviews world heroes like Martin Luther King III and Malala Yousafzai.
Very often she herself gets interviewed! J And in one interview of hers that I was reading, she says people respond to her blog so well because they wonder “what this kid has to say”. 🙂 And I realized so true! There are many adult blogs on similar topics but the fact that a 10-year-old is volunteering towards and writing about sustainability, recycling, pollution, environmental toxins, superheroes, local heroes and global heroes; it makes a difference.
If you are in Toronto, you would definitely come across this smiling super kid cleaning shorelines; running food drives; speaking at an event or just inspiring and encouraging by being herself!
Words fail me when I try to express what I felt after “knowing” Hannah just through her writings and talks.
She is hope. She is inspiration. Call her Hannah.
Image source: Call me Hannah