Malala Yousafzai, an activist for girls’ education and women’s equality and the youngest Nobel Laureate, was featured on the cover of British magazine Vogue in July 2021.
The magazine shared a photo of Malala on the cover of the July issue, wearing a beautiful red Stella McCartney gown, “The extraordinary life of Malala. Survivor, activist, legend” at the bottom.
.@Malala stars on British Vogue’s July 2021 cover, photographed by Nick Knight. Read the interview with @thedalstonyears in full ahead of the issue’s release: https://t.co/ti3u2JgSPd pic.twitter.com/IEbu92uQaS— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) June 1, 2021
Malala said she enjoyed ‘every moment’ at Oxford University, even visiting McDonald’s and playing poker, in an interview with the British magazine. According to the Daily Mail, she graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics last year.
She told the publication about her time at university:
“I was excited about literally anything. Going to McDonald’s or playing poker with my friends or going to a talk or an event.”
“I was enjoying each and every moment because I had not seen that much before.”
She said, she had “never really been in the company of people my own age because I was recovering from the incident, and traveling 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.”
As a tribute to Malala, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful made a long note on Instagram.
“When it comes to people I admire, Malala Yousafzai is right at the top,” he began by saying.
“At 23, the world’s most famous university graduate has already lived so many lives. Activist, author, tireless campaigner for girls’ education, daughter, sister, student and survivor,” he said.
Recalling the past decade, which brought with it much tumult for Malala, he said she was “a young teenager with a passion for learning”.
He noted how she had always given a “voice to girls denied the right to learn”.
“A near-fatal attempt on her life in 2012 — or what she calls ‘the incident’ — brought her to Britain for specialist surgery. But she didn’t stop there,” he wrote.
Yousafzai said her fame affected her schooling in Birmingham, where she was educated after leaving Pakistan, reported Daily Mail.
‘People would ask me things like, “What was it like when you met Emma Watson, or Angelina Jolie or Obama?” she said.
“And I wouldn’t know what to say. It’s awkward because you want to leave that Malala outside the school building, you want to just be a student and a friend,” she said.
Yousafzai was born in Pakistan in 1997 and was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on her way home from school in the Swat District when she was 15 years old.
She was targeted because she spoke out about the condition of girls in her region who were deprived right to schooling by the Taliban.