Iconic Young Activists Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai Finally Meet


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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg and social activist Malala Yousafzai met for the first time this week (February 25, 2020), creating an incredible moment in history. The powerful young women got together at Oxford University—where 22-year-old Yousafzai is currently studying. 17-year-old Thunberg was there to speak with students about climate change, science, and voting, but the young activists took a brief pause to meet, chat, and snap a few pictures together.

Thunberg posted images of the iconic moment on Instagram with the caption, “So… today I met my role model. What else can I say?” Meanwhile, Yousafzai later posted an image of the pair on Twitter saying, “She's the only friend I'd skip school for.”

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Yousafzai was just 15 years old when she was shot by a Taliban gunman for fighting to allow girls go to school. Today, she continues to champion women's education. She set up the Malala Fund, where you can donate to her important cause. Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose dedicated campaigning has led her to become one of the most influential people of our time. Seeing the two iconic young women come together inspires hope for generations to come. The world needs more people like them!

Young female activists Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai met for the first time at Oxford University.

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The exciting occasion will no doubt become an iconic moment in history.

Malala Yousafzai: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Greta Thunberg: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

All images via Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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