Newsweek Exclusive Says Malala Yousafzai's Future May Be Even More Impactful Than Her Childhood

On the cover of Newsweek International's 2017 Davos Issue is Malala Yousafzai, a spirited 19-year-old Pakistani feminist activist.

Despite having "survived an assassination attempt, won the Nobel Peace Prize and addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations," Malala is just like any other person her age, according to Newsweek writer Mirren Gidda.

Although she has been through a lot in her life, she is still a student who is anxiously applying to colleges.

"Once I wanted to become a lawyer, a doctor, a mechanic fixing cars, an artist," Malala told Gidda. "And sometimes... I wanted to be a politician and become the prime minister of Pakistan."

While her nerves are the same as any other person's her age, they will not stop her from creating an adulthood "that could yet outshine her remarkable childhood."

Read the full exclusive interview with Malala and watch her short profile in the video player below.

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