aSHEville Museum “Her Nobel Words” Exhibit

“I speak not for myself but for those without voice. Those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.”

At age 17, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight in expanding education, despite hardships faced in her home country of Pakistan.

In the history of the Nobel Prize, only 47 women have been given the award for work in various fields. The aSHEville Museum is honoring these women with an exhibit called “Her Nobel Words.”

The exhibit includes photos and stories of past winners, a screening of their powerful acceptance speeches, and an inspirational quote wall.

Heidi Swann, aSHEville Museum co-director, believes this exhibit is beneficial to the community because it shows how one person can make a difference.

“The Nobel exhibit grew out of our desire to share the stories about these remarkable women from all over the world that have committed their lives to creating greater peace and justice in the world,” Swann said.

“Her Nobel Words” will be featured in the museum until May, but these dedicated women will never be forgotten.

A few award winners displayed in the exhibit

A few award winners displayed in the exhibit.

Quotes written by museum patrons.

Quotes written by museum patrons.

The exhibit houses an inspirational quote display.

The exhibit houses an inspirational quote display.

Malala Yousaffzai gives powerful acceptance speech in 2014.

Malala Yousaffzai gives powerful acceptance speech in 2014.