Queen of the Day Malala Yousafzai Makes the World a Way Better Place – and Not Just For Women Jennifer Still

Malala Yousafzai has been part of the public consciousness now for the better part of a year. After being shot in the head by Taliban forces in her home country of Pakistan for her continuing insistence on speaking out in support of education for women, she faced a long uphill battle to recovery. And while many might have been silenced by a threat on her life, Malala has not only continued her fight to ensure women’s rights and shed light on the Taliban’s activities, but she has doubled her efforts, speaking at events worldwide in support of these very important causes.

While she was absolutely ROBBED of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala – now 16 years old – appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week for an interview that was eye-opening, heartwarming and incredibly inspiring. For someone of such a young age, Malala speaks with grace and intelligence that is just amazing to be hold. Watch the extended interview below:

Also, everyone should rush out to get her new book, I Am Malala. In fact, buy ten copies for everyone you know because she’s amazing.

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  1. When news of Malala’s shooting first broke, I was so impressed. Her courage is admirable and no doubt a source of inspiration for young girls all over the world. And though she deserves much of the attention she is receiving, I can’t help but think of all the other Malalas’ all over Pakistan and the world. The ones who are doing their bit, trying just as hard, showing just as much courage, but don’t get half the attention or credit they deserve. We need to find a way to make their voice heard, without having to be shot in the head by the Taliban.

  2. Correction: She is from Pakistan and not Afghanistan. And she was shot in her hometown, SWAT valley in Pakistan.

  3. I just love this interview! So glad she is your “queen of the day.” I am astounded by how graceful and well-spoken she is at such a young age. Here’s another article that touches on how the younger generation is making changes for the better: http://bit.ly/GZUrfh

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