In Malala's family there are her father, her mother and two brothers. Her father is a school owner, a poet and an activist for education in Pakistan, her mother didn't go to school. Malala wanted to become a doctor, but then she became an activist for girls education. The Taliban in Pakistan banned television and music. Malala wrote a blog for BBC about her life under Taliban, but posting her blog was very dangerous and BBC editors were worried about her safety.
A New York Times journalist made a documentary about Malala’s life. But her blogging identity was revealed and she gave interviews about women’s rights.
Malala began to receive death threats. On 9/10/2012 she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, she survived but she was very seriously injured and she left Pakistan. In Birmingham’s Hospital she had a five houroperation to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing.