Oprah Winfrey And Malala Yousafzai: A Hero Essay

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To me, a hero is someone who can show courage when faced with a problem, who Is able to help others in various ways, someone who gives others who need support the strength to push and go on through life’s difficulties. When one thinks of heroes, names such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. Not only did these people had a lot of achievements in their lives, but they also left a mark in our world. They have definitely changed the world. When I personally think of two heroes that changed the world’s idea on women I always remember Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yousafzai.

I’m going to start off by talking about Malala’s childhood and early life. Based on Famouspeople.com(n.d.) She was born on July 12, 1997 in Pakistan as the eldest child of Ziauddin Yousafzai and his wife Toorpekai Yousafzai, she also has two
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Her father is an educational activist who sensed that there was something special about his daughter, later encouraging her to express herself and opinions freely and to have a voice of her own. Malala started to fight for education rights in her country in 2008 when she was just 11 and she addressed the local press club in Peshawar and talked about how the Taliban took away her simple right of education then she started a blog for the BBC Urdu where she talked about the Taliban which was a move that motivated the Taliban and on the 9th of October a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. The bullet went through her head and neck to the end of her shoulder. Malala eventually survived the shooting and not only did it motivate her to be a role model to other girls who are or were suffering of the oppression of the Taliban but she fought for what was right and the 9th of October was just the start of the journey of a great hero who will never be forgotten for standing up for her rights and most importantly other’s rights. The second person who I also consider a powerful woman and a hero for many. She is

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