Malala Yousafzai an Inspiring Story Oct 23, 2013
Malala Yousafzai is a name you are not soon to forget. Malala is a teenager who dared to defy the Taliban, which resulted in her being shot in the head for campaigning girl's education. That one event allowed her to create a huge impact on the entire world.
Malala faced a hard life back in Pakistan. She became an educational activist at the young age of 11. Her inspirational speeches brought upon death threats from the Taliban because of her initiative towards every girls' right to receive an education. When she was returning home on a school bus on October 9th 2012, she was shot in the head and neck as apart of an assassination attempt.
Now a year later, at the age of 16 Malala is recovered and already has made quite an impact on our world. On the Daily Show, Malala said that, "we are human beings and this is part of our human nature, that we don't learn the importance of anything until it is snatched from our hands." In the interview Malala expresses the importance of education and describes why it is such an important tool for women. She continues to speak out and fight rather than to hide in fear.
Malala is recognized around the world as a symbol of bravery. She is a true inspiration and is proof of the power of nonviolence. Malala is also the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize; she even won the European Union's annual human rights award. The distinct honour was decided after a vote among the heads of all the political groups in the 750-member british parliament.
Her passion for education earned her the world's ears as she recently wrote her own book, I Am Malala. In her book, Malala describes her thirst for education and how she was deprived of it because of the Taliban. Her story of perseverance is inspiring and the memoir a recommended read.
Clearly, it is undeniable that Malala Yousafzai is an inspirational figure and she is incredibly wise beyond her years.
By: Inaara Karsan