Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TIME Magazine's Person of the Year Runner Up: Malala Yousafzai

This past year I have become a huge fan of a young teenage girl from the Swat Vally in Pakistan - Malala Yousafzai.  I have written about her previously on this blog.  Malala made worldwide headlines in October when an unsuccessful attempt was made on her life by the Taliban.  She has become a symbol of hope and inspiration not just for Pakistani women, but for all women around the world. 

This article in TIME magazine, which honors Malala in the number 2 spot for the magazine's Person of the Year annual award, shows what a remarkable young lady she is, even as she recuperates from her injuries in a London hospital.  Hers is a story of quiet strength and unwavering determination. 

Congratulations to Malala on her deserved recognition.  President Obama was named TIME's Person of the Year.  Other honorees include:  Apple CEO Tim Cook,; Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; and particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti. 


  1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Had seen Obama cover. This young woman deserves this recognition, and more.

  2. She so deserve it!!!!! Amazing person.

  3. She embodies courage in a part of the world blessed with natural beauty and abundant human ugliness. Female education is one solution to this malignant issue of extremism. Malala is a force of nature, brought up in the mountains of Swat. I wish her the very best and a secure, happy life ahead of her.

  4. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Susie. Malala definitely deserves this recognition. :)

  5. I would have put her first as she embodies what humanity most strives for and that is choice, freedom, exploration, learning, and other human atributes without suppression or oppression by another.


    Have a Happy Winter Solstice and New Year. May it be joyful. :)


  6. Taliban released a statement after she was flown to London, that they will still try to kill her...
    Shows how much of a men they are trying to kill a teenage girl. If they are really men they may wanna try coming out of their rat holes and engage the US military...

  7. Strange photo !