By: Kiki Keane
This should have been written and posted hours ago, but the words just wouldn’t come. They still won’t.
Yesterday, February 22, 2012, the world lost a great reporter and a brave woman. Marie Colvin died during the shelling of the opposition strongholds in Homs by the regime. Colvin was a veteran foreign correspondent. She wrote for The Sunday Times for the last two decades.
I was devastated to hear about Colvin’s death. As silly as it sounds, she was one of my heroes. I have wanted to be a foreign correspondent–to cover war and injustice–for more than a decade. I never thought it was something I could actually do. There just aren’t a lot of female war correspondents out their. But when I came across Colvin in a documentary on female Journalists on the frontlines, I not only knew that it was possible, but that it is something I HAVE to do. Colvin was an inspiration to all the woman out their who do this job and to all those who want to.