Before They Shot Her, This Amazing Pakistani 14-Year-Old Explained Why She Was Risking Her Life

Malala Yousafzai has been a tireless advocate for education and women's rights in the Swat Valley of Pakistan for years. She regularly hosts foreign dignitaries, blogs for the BBC and was featured in a New York Times documentary about the Taliban and education. She's also 14 years old.

It was for this activism and these values that men from the Taliban boarded her school bus on October 10, 2012, and in front of her classmates, shot Malala in the head. In these two interviews, newly available thanks to our friends at NowThisNews, Malala explains why she does what she does, and why she's willing to risk her life to raise her voice. Our thoughts and prayers are with Malala and her family as she recovers.