Malala epitomizes the power young women and girls can have in changing not only their local community, but global society When she was only around 11 years old, she blogged for the BBC about her life under the Taliban and her unwavering commitment to girls education. Her words were so powerful that they threatened the men of the Taliban.
In 2013, Time Magazine placed Malala on the cover of their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. After Desmond Tutu nominated her for the International Children's Peace Prize, she became the first Pakistani to receive this award. She is the youngest person in history to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.