Letters to malala
Her story is one manifestation of why EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I ask you, implore you to think for yourself and fight for your education.
Still trying to understand, my children asked, “Why did those men think they needed to kill Malala?” I answered, “because an education is a powerful thing.”
Malala Yousafzai is a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who has become known around the world in recent years for advocating for education (especially for girls) and condemning Taliban subjugation. As a result of her outspokenness she was shot by Taliban in the head and neck on her way to school last Tuesday.
Thankfully, she wasn’t killed; she is now in critical condition at a hospital in England.
When I first heard your story, the first thing I thought was, “Fourteen? She can’t be fourteen!” And the second thing I thought was, “No human could possibly be that brave!”
You are a true hero, and you do it without guns or violence. When I think of your life and what you have done for girls of Pakistan and across the world, all at the age of fifteen, it is truly inspiring. You are my idol, and I hope to one day be like you.
Recover soon, and know that the entire world is praying for you. :)