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Get Well, Malala

Cards and letters from the whole Rookie community to Malala Yousafzai. Text by Jenny.


  • NotReallyChristian October 19th, 2012 7:25 PM

    Hey Ana in Cambridge, I’m in Cambridge too :) Aren’t we having some crappy weather??

    • Ananas October 20th, 2012 7:41 AM

      Yes i know!! not really unusual though haha ;)

  • DreamBoat October 19th, 2012 7:29 PM

    Mine is #181! YAYYY!

    Everyone did such a wonderful and beautiful job <3

    Get well soon, Malala. You are such an inspiration to us all.


  • wannabetavi October 19th, 2012 7:46 PM

    It bums me out a ton that mine didn’t get on here, but these are really nice!

  • ivoire October 19th, 2012 8:10 PM

    we love you.
    we will fight and we will never back down.

  • Miss Erin October 19th, 2012 8:21 PM

    I love this.

  • Emilie October 19th, 2012 8:28 PM

    so much love <3 Get well soon Malala

  • ellamccartney October 19th, 2012 8:31 PM

    mine is #175 <3 yay this is amazing!

  • TheNarcissisticGinger October 19th, 2012 8:32 PM

    I’m so moved by this. It’s truly beautiful!

  • Juli October 19th, 2012 8:35 PM

    Get well, Malala. Whole-hearted love and support from Vancouver, Canada and all of womanity. I’m rooting for you. :)

  • Meara.L.Lovegood October 19th, 2012 8:55 PM

    If everyone was as strong and kind as Malala, I wonder what new heights humanity would be reaching…. <3

    Also, yay for Rookies from Edmonton, Alberta!

    • indigosunday October 20th, 2012 4:23 PM

      If you do live in Edmonton, Alberta please contact me through my blog. I have yet to find a fellow Rookie here!!!

  • Ruby B. October 19th, 2012 8:57 PM

    This is beautiful.

  • JAK October 19th, 2012 9:02 PM

    Oooh…mine’s number 77! But anyways, guys, I love the cards that everyone made for Malala. And I think our good vibes will help her heal!

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch October 19th, 2012 9:03 PM

    Oh my goodness how fantastic. I feel so honoured to be part of something so beautiful! Great work everyone <3 <3

    (p.s It's so cool to know there are other AusRookies out there!)

    • Mimicry October 20th, 2012 3:33 AM

      Tell me about it! Every time an Australian note came up, I’d smile a little :) AusRookies unite! <3

  • cookiemonster October 19th, 2012 9:05 PM

    Wait, so, how are we getting all these to Malala?

    Great job, everyone!

  • angst October 19th, 2012 9:09 PM

    I wish I could have sent one in. Malala, I hope you see this and that you know that so many people are supporting you. Much, much love from the world.

  • ellfang October 19th, 2012 9:34 PM

    mine is 22!! so amazing to see our community come together to recognize such an important issue. get better, malala. we are all praying for your quick recovery.

  • litchick October 19th, 2012 9:57 PM

    Get well, Malala! Your courage is inspiring.

  • Eryn October 19th, 2012 10:14 PM

    Rookie, thank you for doing this!!

  • Milala October 19th, 2012 10:14 PM

    Malala’s story really moved me, seeing her, such a brave girl, she is the hope of a generation. She is such a strong person and her desire to get an education is very touching. This situation is awful and I can’t believe they could hurt a little girl. Those horrible men are scared of her, because she’s strong and they are cowards. Malala, I wish you could read this, I’m a 21 year old girl from Argentina and you truly inspired me! Don’t give up, we need you in the world.

  • Danielle October 19th, 2012 11:53 PM

    This is so wonderful.

  • victoria October 20th, 2012 12:03 AM

    what a strong, inspiring, amazing girl. she can walk and talk now, right?!

    PS anyone who is interested in this should watch the New York Times documentary made about the Swat Valley (it’s called Class Dismissed, and you can watch it here http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/10/09/world/asia/100000001835296/class-dismissed.html)

    PPS if you watch it be prepared for a deluge of tears

  • Special_Snowflake October 20th, 2012 12:21 AM

    This is really amazing, good job to the whole Rookie community :))

  • mrna October 20th, 2012 12:23 AM

    So much bravery and strength, and such an inspiration for everyone. Best of wishes to Malala- more love from Edmonton, Alberta!

  • keisya October 20th, 2012 1:15 AM

    my name is della not delia :( #136. but its ok, this is so inspiring, <3 rookie. thank you for doing this rookie. :) xx

    • Tavi October 20th, 2012 12:53 PM

      Fixing it now! So sorry about that and thanks for sending it in!

    • Phoebe October 20th, 2012 1:07 PM

      We fixed! Sorry about that, Della.

      • keisya October 21st, 2012 5:54 AM

        thank you for fixing it. it’s ok :) xx

  • juliette October 20th, 2012 1:32 AM

    This is beautiful, thanks Anaheed & Jenny. I really hope she sees this support.
    Mine is #113!

  • Mary the freak October 20th, 2012 2:29 AM

    Malala, we are all praying for you!

    Mine is 10, and my best friend sent 33. :)


  • Mary the freak October 20th, 2012 2:43 AM

    Clara from Bochum, I too am from Germany! Let’s meet!


    Malala, stay strong. You are such a hero.

  • Clothilde October 20th, 2012 3:27 AM

    I really hope Malala gets better, because then nothing will bring her down <3 She's a hero for all girls around the world
    (mine's #46 !!)

  • FlorenceEyre October 20th, 2012 4:00 AM

    64. I am so proud of you, Malala!!! You are doing a wonderful progress.

  • Indigoblue October 20th, 2012 4:44 AM

    You are my hero <3

  • unicornconnect October 20th, 2012 4:49 AM

    This is so amazing. Everyone did such awesome pictures. I am so bummed I summited mine late!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Val October 20th, 2012 5:15 AM

    Beautiful work Rookie community!
    (#131 mine!)
    And thanks Rookie for doing this!
    Malala is such an inspiration and strong girl.

  • izzybee October 20th, 2012 5:17 AM

    This is so beautiful, I’m still in shock that grown men would shoot a girl just because she has an education. Get Well Soon Malala.

  • bethhhh October 20th, 2012 6:29 AM

    This is so wonderful and inspiring. Malala is such a hero, we need her in the world. And it’s great to see so many Rookies worldwide contributing. My one is #28. x

  • LisaPizza October 20th, 2012 7:21 AM

    This is amazing! Malala is amazing!! I have so much respect for girls like her, they are so brave. I don’t think I would have the courage that they have if I were in their situation.

    Too bad I saw the announcement for this too late, so I couldn’t send anything in, but I hope that she’ll get better and that she’ll still have some of her courage left to fight for her rights.

  • Ananas October 20th, 2012 7:43 AM

    #101 is mine :) amazing job everyone!

  • Flapperhatgirl.713 October 20th, 2012 7:53 AM

    These are all so beautiful. I was tearing up throughout. I especially liked the collages.
    :) mine’s the very last, with the leaves.

  • deetz October 20th, 2012 7:53 AM

    These are amazing, I am so glad to have participated!

  • Marguerite October 20th, 2012 9:13 AM

    This is beautiful, I had no idea how many people around the world read rookie. It’s amazing to see so many people praying for Malala. *mines number 161 – im so excited*

  • RhiaSnape October 20th, 2012 9:20 AM

    Mine is 5 – wish I’d had time to create something better, but lack of time left me resorting to MS paint. But I think Malala is really inspirational, a true feminist and I hope she pulls through and continues showing people like the taliban that they can’t stop us as women, or as people.

  • catpower44 October 20th, 2012 9:49 AM

    #141 is mine! I’m so glad Malala is doing well! I wish she could see this!

    • catpower44 October 24th, 2012 5:12 PM

      Oh and hi Anna from Winnipeg!

  • MaddieMae October 20th, 2012 10:05 AM

    I don’t even know what to say. These were so beautiful, and it still amazes me that so many people are SO supportive. I actually started to cry when I reached the note that said something like, “I was sitting in class thinking that all these seats are waiting for the women who will be here.”

  • lubs October 20th, 2012 10:45 AM

    This is so beautiful. I feel happy, sad, scared, proud and hopeful, but most of all, I feel inspired. Thank you, Malala, for being so strong and brave and for inspiring people to change thing for the best. We love you. Get well soon <3

  • sparklybandit October 20th, 2012 12:07 PM

    Damn! number 50s mine but the urdu’s all messed up :(

  • littlenashrambler October 20th, 2012 12:32 PM

    Mine is number 66! Get well soon Malala!

  • Lola October 20th, 2012 1:13 PM

    everyone’s contributions are so beautiful and powerful and i want to shout out jenny specifically–the accompanying text ties their (our!) individual strengths together in a way that got my face all rainy.

  • Isil October 20th, 2012 1:45 PM

    Emine from Istanbul, I was not looking at the places but when I saw your face I feel so close to you, then I saw your place. Places are not that important to feel close to somebody but it was really weird that I can feel you are from Istanbul from just looking at your face. I dunno it’s because maybe we saw each other in somewhere?

    And Malala, you are giving inspiration to all creatures on Earth and all of the universe. Just get better soon, please, and do not give up on being yourself like you did before.

    • Isil October 20th, 2012 1:45 PM

      Oh, and I’m Işıl from Istanbul.

    • emine October 21st, 2012 7:39 AM

      This just made me so happy! I definitely understand what you mean. We should organize a Rookie Istanbul meetup!

      • Isil October 21st, 2012 10:45 AM

        YES! I got so jealous when I see Rookie meetups in here. We should do it, too. But I’ve never seen anybody from Istanbul here before.

  • Aaron October 20th, 2012 2:31 PM

    Beautiful. thank you rookie for the creative outlet and best wishes Malala

    Aaron #177

  • Morning Moon October 20th, 2012 6:02 PM

    I loved all the cards!! Mine is 107. I’m so happy to be on Rookie!! <33

  • Vera October 20th, 2012 7:39 PM

    I’m so excited to see that my card is the thumbnail :)! thanks Rookie!

    I was also so excited when I saw that Rookie was sending get well cards to Malala, I read her story and I watched documentaries that featured her and her family and she has inspired me so much.

    You see that sort of wisdom and bravery demonstrated by this 14 girl, and you can’t help but force yourself to have the same courage in your own life.


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  • Vera October 20th, 2012 7:52 PM

    also: all these cards are amazing!!!

  • paashaas21 October 21st, 2012 4:54 AM

    Ohno i was too late with sending it! I wanted to make one with a friend….anyway, maybe a little bit late; Get well malala!

    And i loveee all the cards ohmy!

  • emine October 21st, 2012 7:41 AM

    #68 :)

    I think this is probably the most beautiful thing that Rookie has ever done. I literally had tears in my eyes by the 50th card. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this and hope that her immense struggle will never be forgotten. Love you Malala <3

  • Taylor WM October 21st, 2012 8:44 AM

    This is just amazing how everybody has come together to support Malala, it’s beautiful :)
    So pleased my card got to be part of this astounding show of care and consideration :)
    Taylor x

  • Katherine October 21st, 2012 11:28 AM

    This is really special. Get well Malala!

    PS I was so happy to see mine up (106)!

  • izi October 21st, 2012 11:36 AM

    mine is #20 :) this means so much to me that I could share my support to malala publicly. :)

    P.S. Chicago Rookies, we should meet up!

  • lula October 21st, 2012 1:43 PM


    everyone’s cards are lovely! all of this is wonderful! ♡♡♡♡

  • raggedyanarchy October 21st, 2012 2:25 PM

    Update: ten days after being shot in the head, Malala was standing with help from nurses and writing. Like seriously, she is such an inspiration!

  • AnaRuiz October 21st, 2012 8:34 PM

    12 is my favorite

    • TessaTheTeenageWitch October 26th, 2012 2:37 AM

      adfgjsdadfsd awwwwww chucks!!! x

  • onewithahippiesmile October 22nd, 2012 1:05 PM

    luvd everyone’s, malala is such an example for all of us! she’s so brave, i admire her soo much! this a beautiful tribute to her! Hope she gets better.

    mine is 170 and i just realised that i missed one ‘a’ in malala’s name lol but it now sounds like a loving nickname (at least!)

  • Rhiannon October 22nd, 2012 1:20 PM

    Wow some of these are beautiful – I love the collages and the paintings & hope Malala gets to see these!

  • keeks October 23rd, 2012 12:20 PM

    Get well, Malala! I am so inspired by you!

  • Yayo October 23rd, 2012 3:21 PM

    This made me so happy. There is nothing I want more than for Malala to see this.

    Also, Cathrin from Newcastle?! Hey, I’m Olivia, also from Newcastle. Ahaha, this feels so weird.

  • Nina M October 23rd, 2012 7:55 PM

    This made me cry..

  • ashleysayszelda October 23rd, 2012 8:50 PM

    This is beautiful. I was moved to tears.

  • linusandlucy October 23rd, 2012 11:40 PM

    As much as I love most of these cards, with some, I wonder if we’re pressuring her too much by asking her to keep up her fight for education. She has a lot to worry about already, and I feel pushing her to keep going is unfair.

    It’s really easy to sit back as residents of Western countries and say “Good job, keep fighting for your rights” because we don’t acutely feel the danger of that kind of activism.

    But, she might not want to “keep it up” since she almost died for her cause.

    If she does want to, that’s her decision. She’s a bad-ass regardless.