She is the voice of hope for 57 million girls and boys who do not go to school. Yet just one year ago, few of us knew her name.
Malala Yousafzai. She is a year older than when she was shot in the head by the Taleban. She is just 16, but she is already a global figure, a tireless campaigner for good, and a young woman with the power to inspire a generation.
I have a daughter. She is not even three months old. But one day in years to come, I will tell her Malala’s story. I will tell her of a girl who was strong and brave and courageous and passionate. I will tell her of a girl who did not give up when others would have been frightened. I will tell her of a girl who I hope will be one of her role models.