Hello, my name is Malala. I was born in Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, a scenic, mountainous area northwest of the capital, to a Pashtun family.
Where I live is ruled by the Taliban. They are trying to prevent girls from attending school.
I have been an activist for education and have become globally recognized for my efforts to generate equality in the school systems throughout Pakistan.
Did you know: Malala first used an alias for her blog to protect her identity. When the risk was seemingly reduced when the Pakistani army had regained control of Swat, Malala’s father revealed that she was the BBC blogger. Subsequently, the Taliban issued threats to the family.
My efforts did not go unnoticed. I received Pakistan's Youth Peace Prize. I first became known through I blog I had been writing called 'Diary of a Pakistani School Girl".
This was a quote of her's that she said in an interview at an anti-Taliban protest. The interview had 25 million viewers.
Once Malala's identity was revealed, she started doing interviews and more writing about her efforts to improve the education system in Pakistan. She was known globally as an inspiration.
"All I want is an education. And I am afraid of no one."
Malala spoke about times before she was a human rights advocate. She told of how her family was separated when her and millions of other fled from the Swat Valley due to war. When they returned the town and school had been destroyed.