Today, the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate turns 19. At 11 years old, Malala Yousafzai wrote a blog using a pseudonym detailing her life under Taliban control and her views on expanding education for girls in her native Swat Valley. A few years later, at the age of 14, Malala was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school, sparking international outrage. Malala’s fight for women’s rights and education has spread beyond her province in northwest Pakistan, spawned a global campaign supported by millions and has contributed to a movement to empower young girls and women throughout their lives. The Malala Fund has since been founded to enable girls to safely receive a full education in order to make changes in their communities and let their voices be heard. We’re celebrating this young changemaker and her actions for equality with some of our favorite publications that embrace girl power and freedom of expression.
1. Hooligan Mag
Based in Chicago, Hooligan Mag, embraces artists of all forms and backgrounds. Containing features ranging from interviews with up-and-coming feminist bands to spotlights on internet-famous illustrators, Hooligan’s wide variety of content and perspectives on relevant issues make for a compelling read.
2. Girls Get Busy Zine
London’s Girls Get Busy is a feminist creative platform that celebrates artists, writers and musicians of all types. Girls Get Busy is packed with intriguing photography and poetry, as well as short stories and anecdotes that are aimed to inspire and empower women in their daily lives.
3. Siren Mag
Siren Magazine is the University of Oregon’s feminist publication dedicated to supporting women and equality. Each issue of Siren follows a theme, filled with content geared towards generating discussion about women’s rights, contemporary issues and pop culture. Filled with unique artwork, brutally honest short stories and life advice, this publication is perfect for young women everywhere.
Girls/Club is a publication created by women for women with the goal of showcasing work submitted by readers. Girls/Club caters to all women, featuring must-read feminist novels, striking photography and pieces exploring the definition of what it means to be a feminist.
5. TNF Mag
TNF (The New Female) provides an uncensored platform for female creative voices. Through articles exploring body image, sexuality in art and modern relationships, TNF aims to inspire young women while offering guidance to its readers and celebrating the work of its contributors.
Celebrate Malala on her big day by embracing your sisterhood and making your voice heard. For further inspiration, check out our girl power board for even more content from issuu publications.