It has been five years since Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen for fighting for the right for girls to go to school. She was 15 years old when she was gunned down on her way to school, which resulted in her spending weeks in ICU.
BBC News reported that her recovery was not only closely monitored in Pakistan but across the world too. Nine months later, she addressed a youth assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on her 16th birthday.
Fast forward to 2017 and Malala has written a book, received a Nobel Peace Prize, been named one of Time magazine's most influential people, registered at Oxford University, and created a Twitter account.
This was her first ever tweet. How endearing;
Hi, Twitter.— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
From there she jumped right into a thread, detailing her journey to her last day of school and what the fight for girls' education means to her;
Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I'm excited about my future, but... 2/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Each girl’s story is unique ?— ?and girls' voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality. 5/— Malala (@Malala) July 7, 2017
Malala has also given us a peek into the ordinary, yet sweet daily activities of her life such as sharing a bite to eat with her bestie:
And she met the incredibly talented actress, Priyanka Chopra!
Malala's often in meetings with prime ministers, vice presidents and presidents. You know, as one does when they're 20 years old.
Simple and to the point.
She's now studying politics, philosophy and economics, and she attended her first university lecture on the 9th of this month, and we all feel like her proud, doting parents.
The things about Miss Yousafzai's tweets is that they're simple, genuine and positive. And given what she has had to overcome to get to this point, seeing her tweet with excitement is like having a well-deserved cup of tea at the end of a long day.
With social media being a space in which negativity is so easy to come by and spread (even unwittingly), you need an account like Malala's as a breath of fresh air when you feel like you're drowning in all the natural disasters and toxicity of the world.
And if you need more positivity on your Twitter timeline, I'd recommend that you also follow these tweeps:
Sean Diddy Combs, @diddy
Boity Thulo, @Boity
Issa Rae, @IssaRae
Vuyo. @Vuyo_Unchained (for a good laugh)