Role model Monday - Malala Yousafzai

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There are so many celebrities in the world doing incredible amazing things with their lives. Whether that be working for charities, going to third world countries or spreading awareness for illnesses and abuse. I think there is too much pressure on celebrities and people in the limelight  to be role models. As soon as people become a part of the media everything they do is turned into how well they are presenting themselves to other people in the world. Malala Yousafzai is someone in the media who truly takes being a role model and gives it a complete new meaning.

Malala Yousafzai is 20 years old and has experienced more things than anyone should ever have to deal with in a lifetime. Malala has always stood up and spoke for her beliefs with women's rights and education. However this almost cost her, her life. When Malala was 15 she was a shot in the face by the Taliban whilst on the way home after taking an exam. 

Malala spent 3 months in hospital undergoing surgery and treatment and was discharged from hospital and sent to live in the West Midlands temporarily. Malala and her family later found residence in Birmingham, where she currently still lives. 

I had heard so much about Malala in the news and all over social media, but it wasn't until I read her book, I am Malala, that I realised how empowering she is and how much of a role model she is for women all over the world. I loved her book so much that I read the entire thing in 1 day whilst on holiday. If I have to recommend 1 book for you to read in your life, it is this book. 

Truly inspirational.

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xoxo
Lea-Mai

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