Malala Yousafzai and her first tweet on Twitter

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The internet could not be more excited to have Malala Yousafzai on Twitter

We're ready for Malala's positive tweets.


Samantha Grasso


Published Jul 8, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:34 am CDT

You can now follow the youngest Nobel Prize laureate on Twitter.

On Friday, girls education advocate Malala Yousafzai announced three very important life changes—first, that she graduated high school, and second, that she’s continuing her Girl Power Trip across Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

But her third announcement really set the internet alight—that she’s finally on Twitter.

Yousafzai followed up her first tweet with a thread about her tour as part of the Malala Fund, her education advocacy organization. While she kicked off the Girl Power Trip on April 11, she has a few more months of travel before attending college in the fall.

“Graduating from secondary school (high school) is bittersweet for me. I’m excited about my future, but I know that millions of girls around the world are out of school and may never get the opportunity to complete their education,” Yousafzai tweeted. “Each girl’s story is unique—and girls’ voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality. On and off Twitter, I’m fighting for girls—will you join me??”

And while news of Yousafzai’s work was previously announced through social media accounts for the Malala Fund, the internet welcomed the teen Pakistani activist’s personal account with replies and retweets of excitement.

Of course, given the serendipitous and vitriolic nature of Twitter, it wouldn’t hurt to give Malala a bit of advice regarding the trolls, too.

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2017, 11:50 am CDT