Malala Yousafzai was 11 when she began writing letters to newspapers highlighting her and other girls’ struggle to access education. She was 15 when the Taliban shot her in the head for standing up to thems. At 17 she is the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize.
Here’s a quote from her book ‘I am Malala’: ‘I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid… if you are afraid, you can’t move forward.’