The Girl Who Was Shot by the Taliban and Lived to Tell Her Story

As a young woman who has been fighting for women's education almost her entire life, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most inspiring ladies of our generation. She grew up in her beloved country of Pakistan, but when the Taliban started taking violent measures and the enforcing rules that just couldn't be followed, she rose up. When they burned books and said women didn't have a right to an education, she rose up. And when she was targeted and shot by the Taliban on her way to school, she rose back up.

The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women.
— Malala Yousafzai

When it comes to Malala's story, she says it best. To read Malala's entire journey, we recommend reading her beautiful memoir, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Also, director Davis Guggenheim created a beautiful film chronicling her family's new life after her almost fatal shooting. Check out the trailer for He Named Me Malala below:

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