During her months of blogging, the Taliban’s extremist violence intensified. In her notes, Malala detailed the sounds of gunshots and mortars at night, the devastation of almost 400 girls’ schools, the bodies of beheaded policemen in town, and the widespread bans on television, music, and women’s education.
Malala’s writing became inspiring, as girls began to go back to school. Her blog finished in March 2009. By that time, her experiences had received global attention and she was approached by New York Times reporter Adam B. Ellick to be featured in a documentary.