17 Mar 2019

Young people in the modern world are often looked down upon, usually due to their lack of experience and also because they are deemed to be inferior by the elder generations. However, many young people are devoting their time to speak out against the adversity they have faced, in order to help other young people avoid the problems that the young motivational speakers have faced. I’m going to discuss two of the most influential young motivational speakers across the globe who have spoken out against social and political difficulties which they have faced. The two young motivational speakers who I will be writing about are Malala Yousafzai and Mukunda Angulo.

Malala Yousafzai, arguably the more famous of the two, lived in a small village in Pakistan called Mingora. The story to her becoming one of the most influential young motivational speakers in the world started when she was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban for campaigning for female education in 2012. The Taliban occupy large areas of Pakistan and Malala Yousafzai’s village was part of their empire (so to speak). They implemented their political beliefs on the people of Pakistan at a time where this part of the world was becoming more acceptable in current society in terms of their treatment of women. Malala was a focal point in the campaign for female education and once she was shot, and her situation became more publicised, she received more global attention and was able to spread her message. The global sympathy she received, allowed her to speak to people on a global level. On the twelfth of July 2013, she established herself as one of the most influential young motivational speakers after a speech she gave to the United Nations where she said, “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons.” She has also won a Nobel Peace Prize and a Philadelphia Liberty Medal for her motivational speeches on her struggle for a stable education. This is a struggle that girls from less economically developed countries face on a daily basis. Her work, therefore, has established her as one of the best young motivational speakers in the world. Her actions have driven change, because of the media attention she received. Her continuous work is currently improving the education for girls in places like Pakistan.

Mukunda Angulo, someone who was isolated from society at the age of fifteen, was driven more so by social freedom. Now, at the age of 24, he is an artist and filmmaker from New York who has made a Sundance Grand Jury prize winning documentary called “The Wolfpack” which includes him and his five brothers and their struggle against an oppressive father who ostracized them from society. His fight against his father’s brutal ‘regime’ is experienced by many others and his documentary helps others fight their issues. His imagination set him free, “The only freedom I really had was my imagination.”  Here he is saying that everyone can be set free from the setbacks they face which makes him such a great young motivational speaker.

Young motivational speakers are generally affected by political and social problems which they face. They use personal experiences, like the two above, to spread their message to society so that others aren’t affected by oppressive systems. For more tips and tricks regarding young motivational speakers, visit www.biancamiller.uk or contact bookings@biancamiller.uk .