She was shot in the head in 2012.
Her birthday was named as the “Malala Day” in 2013 by the UN.
She was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.(FYI, she’s the youngest to receive one)
And the Taliban still wants to kill her.
Once a girl who cared a lot about her looks and especially her hair Malala Yousufzai now does not even have her face symmetrical or as they say “like it used to be”. A big fanatic of Twilight she dreamed of being a vampire too.But things changed and in one of her interviews she said that when she saw death; the feeling of being alive was much, much better than the feeling of having a gorgeous hair or a lean face. She was happy and grateful that she was breathing and honestly that was the only thing that mattered to her then. And so true when they say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder because her thoughts and words have given her a much higher net worth in just a small age of 19.
Malala Yousafzai whose height is 5 feet and 3 inches has a net worth of $3 million all by herself winning more than 40 awards too. You’d ask how this girl earns and gets acclaimed this much when she is not even an actress?Well, let me just remind you the quote of her life; the one that keeps her going- “the power of words is much powerful than that of a sword.”Hmm, no wonder her book “I am Malala” is the best seller.
Malala Yousufzai is the most powerful teenagers of the world being a Pakistani student and educational activist, she is known for her works which emphasize on the rights of the female which is especially focused on women's education. A native of Mingora, Malala was nearly killed in a murder attempt by the Taliban gunman -Attah Ullah Khan. But here she is alive and nothing stopping her from achieving her goal which is to make the world a better place to live.Precisely just doing what she is really good at.
Malala’s story is what that every girl faces in this male dominated yet feminist society. Especially in South Asia. She has simply started her book by writing this:
To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together we will be heard.
The line above which sounds so simple, but yet leaves a cold feeling in the heart. Her career is simple, her ideas are common, but yet they are powerful. So much that she not only drives an enthusiasm to do something among all the people of the world but equally gives inspiration to everyone.
Being the secret blogger of the BBC and earning a very little amount for herself she was not after money. Malala along with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai received several death threats. How and why?During late 2008 when the growing influence of the Taliban was taking over the Swat valley, Malala fought for her right to education and that was her biggest mistake or rather now her biggest achievement. Serious applauds to the guts of this woman who just wrote on her blog how Taliban did not affect her and she was just studying- the thing she was pretty good at.The blog was a big hit not because of what she wrote, but for her courage where she openly challenged the Taliban. The whole world which feared this group; Taliban was shaken by the words of this girl who was just in her early teens. This very incident not only changed her life, but of the whole world’s outlook towards female education. It looked very incentive. The determination of a young girl to just study. That was it. The only thing she wanted to do.
Malala was shot in her head by the gunman, but nothing changed. Rather it brought a revolution and she got what she wanted. The attack on Malala caused Pakistan to create Right to Education Bill for the first time ever.She accomplished what she wanted and then a new journey embarked her life altogether.And that’s exactly how she ends her book:
The world has changed and the only difference is she has not changed.
Inspiring and meeting people like Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Emma Watson, David Beckham; Malala Yousafzai continues to be a role model for several people in the world. And mind you she has not left studying. She goes to an all-girls school in Birmingham although she has an honorary degree from King's College already. WOW, good deeds earn you good fortune they’d said, but honorary degrees also counts, now I know.