Malala Yousafzai is the cover of British Vogue for July 2021, which celebrates the extraordinary life of the ‘survivor, activist and legend’.
In a new interview with British Vogue for their July 2021 issue, Malala speaks candidly about love, family and the world she left behind, as well as current plans for broadcasting her message.
Malala Yousafzai, often referred to mononymously as Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
Malala, who is now 23, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman when she was 15 after campaigning for girls in her native country, Pakistan, to have equal rights to education.
At 17, she became the youngest Nobel laureate, receiving the prize for her “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.
In 2013 Malala published a memoir, spent her 16th birthday addressing the UN, and established Malala Fund, an NGO that now has active projects in eight countries across the world, with the goal of ensuring that every girl on earth has 12 years of free and safe education, BritAsia TV learned.
Reflecting on her time at university, she told the publication: “I was excited about literally anything. Going to McDonald’s or playing poker with my friends or going to a talk or an event.
Her time at university was pivotal in allowing the activist finding herself. She said she had “never really been in the company of people my own age because I was recovering from the incident, and travelling around the world, publishing a book and doing a documentary, and so many things were happening”.