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Malala Yousafzi is Glamour’s Woman of The Year

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By: Emily Durham The results of this year’s Glamour Women of The Year awards prove that true “glamour” radiates from the inside out. Inside the beautiful exterior of the winner, is a spirit full of courage, strength and determination. Nominee for the Nobel Peace prize , teen activist, Malala Yousafzi, at only sixteen years old has inspired and touched the lives of millions by fighting against injustice in Pakistan. In October 2012, Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for openly criticizing the group’s distorted interpretations of Islam and the religion’s views on gender equality. After miraculously surviving the attack, Malala told the world “ I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill. But a pen can save a life.” Although she did not win the Nobel peace price, her actions were more than noble.   Lady GaGa who also was also nominated for the award said if she could forfeit her Glamour cover, she would give it to Malala. Malala delivered a beautifully heartfelt speech upon receiving the award and with overwhelming support and adoration from virtually the entire world, her newly appointed title is just a small recognition of the kind of courage that will change the world. We’ll end this post with a quote from Malala that we hope inspires the world to stand up for what is right: “we realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” Congrats Malala!

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