Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai

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...