Pakistan’s pride and star, Malala Yousafzai has set the world on fire after gracing the front cover of British Vogue. One thing the activist is being lauded for is staying true to her culture and roots.
In the interview with Vogue, Malala talks about her life after graduation from the University of Oxford and her plans for the future.
When questioned about ‘relationships’, the activist first seemed horrified to answer these questions, so much that she writes it like it is torturing a ‘kitten’. At the end of the interview, she brings the topic up again. She thinks it is tough to be sure that the person you are marrying is worth the trust.
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”, Malala questioned.
She also mentioned that her mother tells her about the ‘beauty of marriage’ and how her father is always approached by suitors who say they want to marry Malala.
When applying to the University of Oxford, she penned down that she wanted to be seen as a ‘normal student’. When she started her university, the principal offered to write an email to other students, informing them to respect the activist’s privacy.
Yousafzai didn’t want them to see her as a ‘famous personality’. During college, she hung out with friends, shopped and stayed up late.
Sharing portraits of herself from the magazine on social media, she said she was humbled to be on the cover.
“I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and mission – and I hope that every girl who sees this cover will know that she can change the world”, Malala wrote.
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