“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
The Nobel Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai gained global notoriety following an attack in 2012, where she was assaulted while walking to school in Pakistan because her advocacy for girls’ education had alarmed local militants. Left for dead with three bullet wounds to the head – Malala has fought the bigotry of her attackers by returning to school, publishing a global selling autobiography, and becoming a global ambassador for the rights’ of women to obtain an education.
Now a graduate of Britain’s prestigious Oxford University where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Malala, reflecting on her journey, remarked on social media that it is “Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now.”
As an outspoken human rights’ activist and best selling author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, Malala’s graduation has been lauded by politicians and celebrities from around the world. Though unclear about her long term plans, one thing Yousafzai stated she is looking forward to is “Netflix, reading and sleep.”