The thought of a hero is ordinarily thought of as a person who has exceptional abilities
that allow them to fly or have outstanding strength. In reality, a typical hero cannot fly, but is
able to inspire other people, lead, and assist in difficult situations. I consider Malala Yousafzai a
hero. The bravery and courage that she expressed to fight against an unlawful circumstance in
her country was heroic.
On July12, 1997, Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan (Malala Yousafzai
Biography). She attended a school that her father had founded. Malala was a star student .In her
younger years, her hometown was a favored tourist place the held festivals in the summer, but
that soon changed after the Taliban wanted to take control. Malala did not like this idea, and
began giving speeches to the public. She was furious and wanted to set up her own political party
to campaign the right for girls to receive an education.
Her first speech was in Peshawar,
Pakistan in 2008 (Malala Yousafzai Biography).Soon after, she began blogging about what life
was like living under the Taliban's threats to deny her education. She did not use her real name
when posting the blogs, instead, she blogged under the name Gul Makai. She talked about
walking past bodies that were headless because they defied the Taliban, or waking up in the
middle of the night because of the constant gun shots and flying helicopters (News Week).
Although she guarded her identity, she was later revealed to the Taliban. With public support,
Yousafzai continued to speak out about the rights of all women to have an education. Because of
her activism, she was nominated for the International Peace Price and the National Youth Peace
Prize in 2011(Biography of Malala Yousafzai). The...