Malala first became famous as a teen blogger. At just 14 years old, Malala spoke up against the Taliban and began blogging about how girls should have more rights to an education.
In early October 2012 when Malala was on her way home from school in a van with friends, the Taliban came on to the bus and shot Malala in the head and neck. Two other girls were injured as well. Malala was sent to recover in the United Kingdom.
When the Taliban was asked about the incident, they said that if Malala lived they would go after her again.