Malala on British Vogue cover stuns all
Malala on British Vogue cover.
The Oxford University graduate also shared the cover through her social media accounts on early Wednesday.
I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission – and I hope that every girl who sees this cover will know that she can change the world. Thank you @BritishVogue, @Edward_Enninful & @thedalstonyears pic.twitter.com/3OYejo5Hnm— Malala (@Malala) June 1, 2021
“Thrilled and humbled to be on the cover of @britishvogue!” Yousafzai shared on Instagram. “I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission – and I hope that every girl who sees this cover will know that she can change the world,” she added.
At the age of 11, @Malala began campaigning for girls’ rights in Pakistan. Almost 13 years later, a woman's right to education is still at the forefront of her cause, expanding beyond her home country to nations all over the world: https://t.co/jhpEulpOnI pic.twitter.com/3yleL4Ya8b— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) June 1, 2021
The cover features Yousafzai in a red headscarf, she has also discussed the importance of the garment in the feature, as it represents her culture. Calling the attire a “cultural symbol” for Pashtuns like her, she noted it represents where she comes from.
In the July 2021 issue of British Vogue, @Malala speaks to @TheDalstonYears about everything from her post-uni wobbles to her move into TV production – and even her trepidation about love and relationships: https://t.co/cJeJxEEYtD pic.twitter.com/zywN2Yjf3w— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) June 1, 2021
The activist also said that when the Muslim or Pakistani girls follow the traditional dress code, they are considered to be oppressed, or voiceless, or living under patriarchy. “I want to tell everyone that you can have your own voice within your culture, and you can have equality in your culture,” said Yousafzai in an interview,
The author/activist in an interview with the magazine said that she enjoyed every moment at Oxford University including visiting McDonald’s and playing poker. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the prestigious university in the UK last year.
"Most people consider it an honor to be on the cover of Vogue. In the case of Malala, Vogue is honored by her being on its cover."— F (@moonlitcemetery) June 1, 2021
She looks so graceful ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zvjhP3vcdp
She also mentioned how she had never really been in the company of people her own age. She reasoned, “I was recovering from the incident, and travelling around the world, publishing a book and doing a documentary, and so many things were happening. At university I finally got some time for myself.”
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In 2018, she received an award from Harvard University for her ground-breaking work promoting girls’ education.
In October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a bullet by a Taliban gunman at the age of 15 on her way back home from school in the Swat District. She was targeted for speaking out about the girls’ rights in her region. After the Taliban attack, she became an advocate for girls’ education. She is also the co-founder of the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation for the same cause.
I met @Malala in Ldn with my niece @YusraSAskari. When she heard we were from Pakistan she couldnt stop hugging us. So proud of this fine girl who has grown into a woman in front of all us. From Swat to Oxford to Vogue she is always truly Pakistani. Perfect choice @BritishVogue♥️ https://t.co/usbUWSjv6Y— Fifi Haroon (@fifiharoon) June 1, 2021
Malala on the cover of Vogue. Not some skinny model. pic.twitter.com/iapMbEP7uR— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) June 1, 2021