Malala Yousafzai!

By: Zoe Denise Atkinson
Feb. 10, 2014
Ms. Scott Class

Malala Yousafzai is a strong young women in many people's eyes, when they look at Malala they see a young girl that can face any odds and reach all of her goals. Malala stood up for what she believed in and was a powerful speaker, When she spoke she moved the audience emotionally and could even make them shiver at the power of her voice and words. Many say that it is amazing for a girl her age to be able to create a speech as well as she did. Malala's dedicated her life to speaking out about the poor education, and unfair laws toward education and women in her country, and little did she know that her jounrey against the Taliban was about to began and she was about to change history in her country and the world.

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997 to Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Peakia Yousafzai. Malala has a somewhat small family she lives with her two brothers, her parents, and two pet chickens in a house in Mingora, Pakistan. When Malala was young she was moslty educated by her father, which was a poet, school owner to numerous schools, and educational activist himself. Malala father is the one who told his daughter about the unfair rights for education and he encouraged his daughter to stand up for what she believed is right. Malala's father was her inspirration, he encouraged his daughter to take a part in politics and they would have conversations late at night about politics and the world around them.

On a bright Tuesday, Morning October 9, 2012 Malala was riding on the bus on her way home, when a gunman entered the bus he asked for the girl named Malala when she answered stating that she was Malala, he fired three times at her, one bullet hit Malala it entered her head and went through her shoulder the other two bullets hit two other frightend girls on the bus. She was taken to the hospital immediantly, Malala layed in bed for numorous days unconsciuos and in critical condition, but as her health improved and she was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Brimingham, England for intensive rehabilitation. Months later after Malala fully recovered from the attack Malala travled worldwide speaking out about the attack and about unfair laws in her country and how they ntreated women like they were powerless and useless to the world and how education was not the top piroty and it was a law that women or girls weren't allowed to go to school.

Malala has visited places and seen things and met people beyond her dreams. She is an inspriation to people in her country and people all over the world. She encourages everyone to stand up, and speak out for what they believe in no matter your age or what gender you are. She was brave enough to take a stand for education, not just herself but for all girls and boys in her country and all over the world, even though she had to suffer the consequences for taking a stand she didn't let that stop her, she took it to the next step to let her voice be heard by all. She allowed herself to raise her voice for her self and those who didn't have a voice.

" I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard."

- Malala Yousafzai

"We realize the importance of our vocies only when we are silenced"

-Malala Yousafzai

"Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapon. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzai

" I told myself Malala you have faced death. This is your second life, don't be afriad, if you are afriad you can't move foward."

- Malala Yousafzai

"The extermists are afriad of books, and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women."

- Malala Yousafzai

" I don't know why, but hearing I was being targeted didn't worry me. It seemed to me that everybody knows they will die oneday."

- Malala Yousafzai