• Malala’s father on TED

    This was a pretty interesting talk, with some lovely moments to lift as quotes. One of my favourites was the final closer:

    People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.


    As well as the opening statements:

    In many patriarchal societies and tribal societies, fathers are usually known by their sons, but I’m one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I am proud of it.

    ..when her efforts were honored in 2011, and she was given the national youth peace prize, and she became a very famous, very popular young girl of her country. Before that, she was my daughter, but now I am her father.

    Category: EducationEqualityPolitics


    Article by: Jonathan MS Pearce