Malala Yousafzai is a symbol of hope, bravery and optimism. She has been recognized globally for her work for the rights of women especially their education.
She was recently interviewed by Tweak India which was hosted by Twinkle Khanna. While sharing the interview clip, Twinkle Khanna wrote, “Tweak turns one today and to kick off the celebrations we have the wonderful @malala with us. This was a surreal day. It was meant to be an audio interview which turned into a video. I also managed to jab my eye with a kohl pencil, in a hurry. I shouldn’t have really bothered with it, because she made me cry and that kohl only ended up as a smudge. Here we are, talking about using your voice, your platform, to make a difference.“
Malala Yousafzai talked about how she handles being a famous student and shared, “Becoming well known at a very young age was challenging. I did not have anyone to guide me and I had to learn everything myself. I was not like, you know, a TV celebrity. So like even the fame and support I got was different. It was like Malala you are an inspiration for us. So for me, it was like thank you so much for supporting me and thank you for standing up with me. And if they would ask for a picture, why not.”
“I never treat it as celebrity fame but in college, I was a bit overwhelmed with how it was going to. Later it was fine in Oxford. I am sure they have seen celebrity students before as well.”
Malala talks about how she has fun and said, “For me, fun means spending time with friends whether that’s going out to a restaurant and having lunch together or going to a movie. There are many societies in Oxford so I sometimes go to the cricket club and have played for my college.”
She also talked about the time when she used to get death threats and said, “It was announced on the FM radio by the Taliban spokesperson that from the 15th January 2009, no girl can go out and go to school. I was 11 and it was shut down on schools because they didn’t believe in women rights. For a woman not to be able to get education means that she is more vulnerable to get married early. She is more vulnerable to be a victim of domestic violence and many things. So for me, a life that way was the worst thing that you can imagine. That’s why I started speaking for my rights and for girls in Swat Valley.”
For the first session of the #TweakSummit, @twinklerkhanna and Malala Yousafzai @malala discuss using your voice to help others. They take on overcoming hardships, finding the inspiration to keep going and risking it all to take a stand. Tune in at 12:30 PM IST to watch Tahira Kashyap Khurrana (@tahirakashyap) and Chetna Gala Sinha's (@manndeshi) talk about women supporting other women.#Tweakturns one
Posted by Tweak India on Tuesday, September 29, 2020