Nathalie Andrea Aramburo is an incredibly brave young woman — but she doesn’t think so. Instead, Aramburo simply believes in paying homage to someone who has been incredibly inspiring; even if that means you become a target to do so. When Aramburo was instructed by her professor to dress up as one of her heroes, she didn’t choose a celebrity or even an esteemed scholar. Instead, she chose Malala Yousafzai, an 18-year-old Muslim woman who was shot in the face at the age of 15 by the Taliban, simply for being a woman attending school. She survived, and went on to do amazing things — a worthy hero for Aramburo to celebrate. However, when she donned a hijab and head-to-toe garments to dress as Yousafzai, she couldn’t plan for what happened next. Read more of her story below.
**This is what happened when she did.**
My professor asked us to go to class today dressed as our favorite celebrity. So today I attended my college class… Posted by Nathalie Andrea Aramburo on Monday, November 30, 2015
**Though the reaction of the general public was grim, there was a glimmer of hope in the outpouring that came on social media.**