My headscarf represents My BackGroung: Malala Yousafzai for Vogue

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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has yet another feather in her cap in the form of a British Vogue cover.

23-year-old Malala, who holds the distinction of being the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, sat down with British Vogue to talk about her life, where she comes from, her achievements, and her goals going forward in life as an Oxford graduate.

Malala, a Pashtun girl from Pakistan Swat Valley, got shot in the face by the Taliban when she was just 15 for refusing to waive off her right to education and has since resided in Birmingham where she was airlifted for treatment after the assassination attempt.

Talking about her roots and the headscarf that is a fixture of her image, Malala Yousafzai shared that “it’s a cultural symbol for us Pashtuns, so it represents where I come from.”