Malala Yousafzai opens up about her distinctive post-grad life to British Vogue
Malala Yousafzai has spent her whole adolescence preventing for women’ schooling, has received a Nobel Peace Prize, and has survived an unfathomable assassination try, however now that she’s 23 and a university graduate, she’s similar to each school graduate earlier than her, questioning, “What’s next for me?” Except for Malala, these “nexts” are questioning if she ought to run for workplace or go on a date.
As British Vogue‘s latest cover star, the Gen Z activist may have already lined up an Apple TV producing gig and still works with her namesake organization, The Malala Fund, which invests in education programs to help girls in developing worlds go to school, but she still doesn’t know precisely what her subsequent chapter holds or whether or not she’s going to maneuver out of her guardian’s home.
Where Malala grew up in Pakistan, beneath Taliban rule, all ladies had been banned from attending college. She fought again and was shot by a Taliban gunman when she was solely 15 years outdated. She survived and doubled down on her activism, created The Malala Fund, and finally enrolled in school at Oxford University in England, from which she lately graduated.
Her Vogue interview is fascinating because it covers typical 23-year-old stuff like relationship but additionally delves into the not-so-typical, like how Greta Thunberg texts her for recommendation.
Here, Malala offers us a glimpse into the lifetime of one of the vital well-known younger adults on the planet.
On experiencing the thrill of faculty:
“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. I had never really been in the company of people my own age…You know, there’s a saying: there are three things at Oxford, sleep, socializing, and study, and you can’t have them all. Socializing was my one.”
On the existential angst that arrives after commencement:
“This is a question I have for myself every night. Lying awake in bed for hours thinking, ‘What am I going to do next? “Where do I live next? Should I continue to live in the UK, or should I move to Pakistan, or another country? The second question is, who should I be living with? Should I live on my own? Should I live with my parents? I’m currently with my parents, and my parents love me, and Asian parents especially, they want their kids to be with them forever.”
On younger local weather activist Greta Thunberg and gun-control activist Emma González texting her for recommendation:
“I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission.”
On operating for workplace or getting concerned in politics:
“It is not something I have rejected completely…I do think before entering politics you should know what exactly you are there for, who you want to work with. You know, all of the political parties that are there in Pakistan don’t have a clean history. Do you defend them, do you not defend them? Do you change the political party? Do you form your own political party? Imran Khan did that, and it took him over 30 years.”
On discovering a romantic accomplice or finally getting married:
“I’m slightly nervous. Especially [in terms of] thinking about relationships. You know, on social media, everyone’s sharing their relationship stories, and you get worried…If you can trust someone or not, [and] how can you be sure.” “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?”
Read Malala’s whole interview at British Vogue.