We know Malala Yousafzai as an education activist, a Nobel Prize winner and a feminist icon, but it turns out she’s also an inspiration for artists. The Malala Fund’s Instagram page recently shared a teen’s classroom drawing of Malala as Rosie the Riveter, an icon of working women in World War II.
16-year-old Morgan Ciocca was told to do an art piece that was both about diversity and inclusion, and she found Malala as her Muse, telling FOXK4C, “Honestly, one of my top priorities in life is to empower women and let women know they can do anything.”
Her good friend Maddi McMaster shared the image online, where it caught Malala’s attention, and she sharedon Instagram, writing, “Regram from @maddibraps: "Extremists have shown what frightens them the most: A girl with a book." - Malala. Thanks for being an awesome, creative supporter, Maddi! #loveoursupporters #malalaquote”.
This isn’t the first time Malala’s been put in art, though. Take a look at these other amazing artistic representations of her:
And Malala is happy to take on the Rosie the Riveter pose herself:
To help Malala's work, check out the Malala Fund.