Yawoni Featured in British Vogue
Of the July 2021 Issue cover star, Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful says: "At 23, the world’s most famous university graduate has already lived so many lives. It’s hard to believe it was only a decade ago that she was a young teenager with a passion for learning, living in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, blogging about her experience for the BBC and giving a voice to girls denied the right to learn.
A near-fatal attempt on her life in 2012 – or what she calls “the incident” – brought her to Britain for specialist surgery. Malala – her renown is such that only one name is required – has taken the indescribable fear of her early life and turned it into a message that resonates around the world. In 2013 she published a moving memoir, spent her 16th birthday addressing the UN, and established Malala Fund, an NGO that now has active projects in eight countries across the world.
The following year, she became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Over the course of three days in April, Vogue spent time getting to know Malala in London. From her post-uni wobbles to her move into TV production and her eloquent thoughts on wearing the headscarf – and even her trepidation about love and relationships – a new side to Malala, the grown-up, is revealed. I hope you all love getting to know this extraordinary person as much as we did."