Following in the footsteps of former President Barak Obama and George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Laureate, will join David Letterman as the next guest on his six-episode Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
The interview—set both in New York and at Oxford, where the 20-year-old is enrolled—will air on March 9, on the heels of International Women’s Day on March 8. To commemorate the day, Yousafzai will also write an editor’s letter for glamour.com and debut some exclusive behind-the-scenes snaps on Glamour‘s Instagram account.
In Letterman’s special, Yousafzai reveals the chilling details before and after she was shot on her school bus in Pakistan in 2012. She tells Letterman that she has no recollection of the incident itself, but remembers the strange feeling of waking up in the United Kingdom for treatment. “People are speaking in English and there was this hospital, and doctors were moving around, and I just said, ‘What is happening?'” she says. “I was completely shocked because all I remembered was sitting with my friends in my school bus and talking about exams and then suddenly waking up in a different place.”
Nearly six years later, life is incredibly different for the activist, currently studying philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University. “I have found that people describe me in many different ways,” she says in the Netflix special. “Some people call me the girl who was shot by the Taliban and some the girl who fought for her rights. However, my brothers still call me that annoying, bossy sister.”
But how does Yousafzai see herself? “I’m just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting [a] quality education—who wants to see women having equal rights and who wants peace in every corner of the world.”
Speaking of equal rights, Yousafzai addresses the current U.S. president when Letterman asks her thoughts on the leader of the free world. “Yes, some of the things have really disappointed me…sexual harassment and ban on Muslims and racism. You see all these things and you feel that America, being known for human rights and a country of liberty and freedom…[they] should be leading in terms of human rights [too].”
The special will also offer viewers a peek inside the life of Malala as a 20-year-old college student. Expect a trip to the library (Letterman asks if there are Harry Potter books; Yousafzai says probably not), a visit to the campus book store, and a stop at the Oxford dining hall, where topics include KFC and pizza. Letterman also sits down for fish and chips with Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, for a frank talk on his daughter’s incredible journey.
Watch a clip from the show here:
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman streams Friday on Netflix.