Please Welcome This Bad Ass, Nobel Prize-Winning Teenager To Twitter
19-year-old Malala Yousafzai is no doubt an inspiration to millions. And pretty soon, she’ll probably have a Twitter following of millions. And rightly so.
The Nobel Prize-winning advocate for the education of young women and girls (in Pakistan and all over the world) is celebrating a milestone today. She graduated high school. Party time! Spring Break! Hmm, not quite.
Instead of taking time off, Yousafzai saw the turning point as a perfect opportunity to join Twitter. Specifically, to use the platform to keep fighting for young women and girls’ education intiatives.
From next week, she’ll resume her Girl Power Trip, visiting the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. You know, the usual stuff one does before college.
While it’s unknown where or what she’ll be studying once college does start, the UK-based student has reportedly been granted a conditional offer to attend Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall, where late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto (a role model of hers) attended. She’s also said she’ll be focusing on philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) courses.
One can only imagine what the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner will be doing in another five years.
Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I'm excited about my future, but... 2/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
....I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education. 3/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Next week, I will be back on my #GirlPowerTrip to meet girls in Middle East, Africa & Latin America. 4/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Each girl’s story is unique — and girls' voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality. 5/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
On and off Twitter, I'm fighting for girls — will you join me?✋🏾 6/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Words: Jerico Mandybur