Education activist Malala Yousufzai will star on British Vogue’s July 2021 cover, the magazine announced on Tuesday.
The magazine shared a photo of the cover of the July issue in which Malala can be seen in a striking red Stella McCartney dress, with the words “The extraordinary life of Malala. Survivor, activist, legend” at the bottom.
Malala in an interview with the British magazine said that she enjoyed ‘each and every moment’ at Oxford University including visiting McDonald’s and playing poker. She completed her philosophy, politics and economics degree at Oxford University last year
Yousafzai, who was pictured on the British Vogue cover in a red headscarf, also discussed the importance of the garment for her culturally.
‘It’s a cultural symbol for us Pashtuns, so it represents where I come from,’ she said.
“And Muslim girls or Pashtun girls or Pakistani girls, when we follow our traditional dress, we’re considered to be oppressed, or voiceless, or living under patriarchy. I want to tell everyone that you can have your own voice within your culture, and you can have equality in your culture”, said Yousafzai in an interview with Vogue