Anat Ronen , the artist behind the beautiful mural, painted it in May earlier this year at the Avis Frank Gallery in Houston, Texas. Rosie the Riveter is a representation of the American women who worked in factories during World War II. So it's only appropriate to link her with 17-year-old Yousafzai, who became an advocate for girls' education after a Taliban gunman shot her when she was travelling home from school. Here is Ronen as she begins to paint the mural.
Since she survived a gruesome Taliban attack nearly two years ago, Malala Yousafzai has been called many things -- an activist, a leader, a much-needed voice of an oppressed people. Yousafzai offered the courageous statement in an interview when she was only 11 and was well aware that she could be a target of the Taliban, according to The Washington Post.