"I taught her to unlearn the lesson of obedience…"

Dear Ones –

Here is the powerful, inspiring TED speech I was telling you about the other day.

This is Ziauddin Yousafzai — father of brave young Malala Yousafzai — talking about how he raised his daughter to be educated, fearless and dignified, and how he empowered her to defy the Taliban and the oppression of tribal, patriarchal society.

I wept openly last week in the audience while Yousafzai gave this speech, and it's my joy to be able to share it with you now.

I love this man, I love this family.

Onward, Onward, Onward,



My daughter, Malala
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daugher, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2…

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