Malala's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Teaches Us All to Be Brave

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke on Friday about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism’s rule.

From her chat:

“You all may know that in Swat Valley there was talibanization and because of that no girl was allowed to go to school. At that time, I stood up for my rights and I said that I would speak up. I did not wait for someone else. I had really two options: one was not to speak and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one.”

We can all learn to be more courageous from this teen, who spoke up before being shot three times by the Taliban in 2012. Well … unless you are an actual member of the Taliban in Pakistan where Malala’s award is seen as a smack in the face, according to the Washington Post. Hey, not everyone is meant to be on the right side of history.

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