Malala Yousafzai by Kaitlyn Isham

A young female activist for woman's rights to education.

Malala Yousafzai

Malala is a 16-year-old woman's education activist. At a yong age, she was riding on a school bus when the Taliban boarded it, a little while after she'd written her diary, and they shot her and wounded two of her friends. She survived, though, and became a great leader and inspiration to many people because of her leadership skills such as perserverance, determination, and bravery.

A little about Malala

Malala was born on the twelth of July, in 1997 in Mingora, the Swat district of North-West Pakistan. When she was just about 13 years old, she began writing an anonymous blog about living under the Taliban and still wanting to be educated. This was just as the Taliban were beginning to take hold and banning woman from doing very much altogether.

Important Events and How Others Describe Her

A little while ago, the taliban stormed her bus, asked for her by name, and then shot her. Two of her friends were also injured, and her wounds were fatal. This important event in her childhood caused others around the world to think of her as brave and strong for all she's gone through.

Inherent Traits

Fairness and equality are all some good leadership traits that she possesses. She's brave and fair because, even though the taliban are against woman's rights, she stands up for education and wants everyone to be equal, and they are inherent. I know this because she has been fighting her whole life for fairness and equality.

Learned Traits

Bravery is a trait she has obviously had to learn during her life because without all the danger around her with the taliban threatening to kill her and attempting to kill her, she would have never had to be brave.

Impact on Others

Her bravery to stand up for what she believes in makes her an inspiration to very many people, and she has caused people in turn to also stand up for what they believe in.

Shared Traits

I share with her fairness and equality as some of my leadership traits. I hope to be able to stand up for woman's rights and equalities like she has.

Most Helpful Trait

Her bravery is one of her most helpful qualities because without it, she wouldn't be able to stand up for equality, and she wouldn't be able to make a difference like she has in today's society.

Why I Admire Her

I admire her because she's brave and stands for most of the same things I do - women's rights and equality for everyone.

Great Leaders

Leaders don't have to possess all leadership traits to be a good leader because even without these traits, some leaders in the past have managed to be the best leaders and win wars and save lives.


Qualities one would need to develop to be a good leader would, at the very least, be bravery, fairness, and honesty.