Reasons Why Malala Yousafzai is My Role Model

Last year Media stories surfaced that a 15-year-old girl living in Pakistani had been shot in the head by the Taliban. The reason was, she wanted girls to receive an education. Thankfully she survived the gun shot wound and has seen another birthday. Since the attack she has been speaking out about education to the media and also President Obama. 

Here are 10 reasons why I look up to her




She is not afraid of the Taliban. In the video she says “If you kill someone that means you are scared of that person. So why should I be afraid of someone who is afraid of me already.” For someone who almost died by the hands of the Taliban I personally would think she would be afraid, but she says she is only afraid of ghost and dragons. 


She is brave within her beliefs. She would not fight her enemies physically, but she would fight them with her words. She believes that education is very important in everyones’ life. 


She has always been an activist. Before she was attacked documentaries were filmed in Pakistani and they focused on her quest for children girls and boys to have a good education. She has received much more support now afterward, but she continues to speech about the remaining struggles in education. 


She is a very smart  and real teenager. She was invited to the White House to meet and greet President Obama. However, her meet and greet was shortened when she announces that the drone strikes, which are missals that enter the Middle East, are not decreasing terrorism and helping the residents, but are doing the opposite. She goes on to quote, “If we re-focus on efforts on education it will make a big impact.” 

The man in the video says, “Usually when people go to the White House and meet President Obama they worship at his alter.” She is a very smart, educated, down-to-earth teen. 


She is a fighter. Malala is proving to everyone that she is the walking saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” In this news report she is seen going back to school after being attacked. 

I know that a lot of people get back on the horse after going through hard times or even similar actions. Nevertheless, who can say they survived a near death experience. 


Malala wrote a book from her diary notes she kept while going through her education struggles before the Taliban attack. Her book is called–I am Malala.


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