A Cartoon Depicts Malala Yousafzai’s Courage

by Evette Dionne

Malala Yousafzai

We love Malala Yousafzai. We stand in solidarity with her. Gavin Aung Than, an Australian cartoonist, does as well. He used his illustration blog, Zen Pencils, to transform Yousafzai’s inspirational story of survival into a comic.

Yousafzai rose to international acclaim in October 2012 after she survived a near-fatal bullet wound. The 15-year-old Pakistani activist was assaulted by the Taliban on a school bus after she criticized the terrorist organization for restricting women’s access to education.

Than was so inspired by Yousafzai’s heroic story, he immediately sketched the brilliant comic after she was shot. The colorful strip is an awesome reminder of the importance of Malala’s heroic work against gender discrimination. It ends with four words: “They cannot stop me.”

She’s right. Yousafzai has been nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest contender in history.

To view the full cartoon please click here.

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  • LemonNLime

    I cannot think of someone who TRULY represents the supposed values of the Nobel Peace Prize more than Malala Yousafzai. She iha a courageous spirit!

    People doing good like her deserve it, no war mongers who happen to get it because the aren’t President Bush.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    i consider these males to be savage animals who should be killed so that the world may progress…

  • http://confessionsofacurvygirl.wordpress.com confessionsofacurvygirl

    The girls that when to school with Malala Yousafzai are still in fear of being attacked by the Taliban. Please for their sake take this comic down.

  • Allie

    It’s the principle of the matter. It doesn’t matter if her and her friends don’t read Clutch or any other website for that matter. It’s the fact that this girl and her people are in fear of losing their lives to the Taliban, because of her becoming a symbol in the Western world and entering the world’s consciousness. I agree with confessionsofacurvygirl this needs to be taken down.

  • dippedingodiva

    This young lady is inspirational and she deserves every opportunity that is given to her. She is grace personified. I am just disgusted that these animals would attempt to assassinate a young girl for speaking against the atrocities that women in her region are subjected to. Malala you inspire me! Keep on fighting and you are not in this alone! The whole world is watching!

  • http://gravatar.com/deechagirl mypointiz…

    My respects to this courageous young lady. The illustrations remind me of the graphic novel, ‘Persepolis’ by Satrapi.

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