Within the past few days, I have been preparing a slideshow for my Drama class based on a specific woman that inspires me, who has had a huge impact on other lives and helped change something in this world for the better.

For this project I chose Malala Yousafzai who is currently 19 years old.

Malala Yousafzai was born in northwestern Pakistan, where her father was a school owner and was active in educational issues.

After having blogged for the BBC since 2009 about her experiences during the Taliban’s growing influence in the region, in 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai on the bus home from school.

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She survived, but underwent several operations in the UK, where she currently lives. In addition to her schooling, she continues her work for the right of girls to education.

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