From my research so far, I can gather that Malala sees herself as not just one person, but all young girls around the world who are fighting for their right to an education.
- Education based
- Not based on her shooting, but on her future. She is at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, studying Politics Philosophy and Economics. Her inspirations; Benazir Bhutto
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24379018 :
‘The danger for Malala is that the more time she spends away from Pakistan, the less she will be seen at home as a true Pakistani, and the more she will be identified with the West. But she has little time for distinctions between East and West.
“Education is education,” she says. “If I am learning to be a doctor would there be an eastern stethoscope or a western stethoscope, would there be an eastern thermometer or a western thermometer?”‘
‘a committed stubborn person’ (6:25mins)
‘we had a thirst for education’
achieve things that people think only boys can
misusing the name of Islam
I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not
I am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education
why is it that giving guns is so easy but giving books is not
we must work, not wait
I think Malala is a person that lives for everyone. She sees herself not just as Malala, but as all the girls who are fighting to gain an education.
I have been a bit torn with how to go about this. On one hand I want to show how Malala sees herself; in all girls who are fighting for an education. And on the other, I want to show her as the human being she is, though I think she is absolutely extraordinary and her contributions to society have been immense, she sees herself as an ordinary girl. In the video above she says ‘I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not‘, in terms of her struggle to gain an education. I want to show her as a powerful woman who is living in the 21st century, but I don’t want it to be generic.
Since I have been at uni I haven’t really drawn people, I have gone very abstract. I think this is good as I drew people lots before and I really wanted to experiment with other ways of creating art. I really want to develop my images of people/figures in different ways, so I think now is a good time to revisit people and how I can portray them. In my personal sketchbook I have been experimenting with combining very detailed drawings with minimalistic ones to try to merge my interests, so I am hoping to incorporate this in this project.