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Malala Yousafzai Reflects on Her Graduation and Fight for Girls’ Education in First Tweets

Malala Yousafzai has just finished her last day of secondary school, and shared some thoughts today in her first posts on Twitter.

The young activist, who made a huge impact as a voice speaking out against Taliban efforts to keep girls from school, has advocated for education from a young age. She persevered through an assassination attempt in 2012, after which she and her family relocated to the United Kingdom, where Yousafzai and her family continues to fight for education through the Malala Fund and other initiatives. (Her story is documented in the film He Named Me Malala which is an absolutely worthwhile watch.)

Here’s her Twitter thread in full:

In case you’re having trouble reading the tweets, here’s her message:

“Today is my last day of school and my first day on Twitter. Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I’m excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education. Next week, I will be back on my #GirlPowerTrip to meet girls in Middle East, Africa & Latin America. Each girl’s story is uniqueand girls’ voices are our most powerful weapon in the fight for education and equality. On and off Twitter, I’m fighting for girlswill you join me? ✋🏾”

Yousafzai’s Girl Power Trip is the journey the activist is taking in her months before college, where she hopes to “spend as much time as possible meeting with girls around the world and fighting for their futures.” You can follow the stories of these girls on the Malala Fund blog here.

(image: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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