In the 1920s, Sister Aimee was one of the most popular evangelists in the United States, so her sudden disappearance in 1926 made national headlines. It also led to accusations of kidnapping, adultery, and hoaxes.
When she was 16, Perera took several months off from school to investigate child prostitution in Sri Lanka, even participating in a police sting. At 19, she founded OneChild to raise awareness of and combat the issue.
Yusuf migrated to the UK from Somalia in 2008. Eight years later, still homeless and trapped in the asylum system, she’s working to make sure other refugees don’t face the same troubles she did.
The Ovarian Psycos describe themselves on their website as “womxn of color, sisters, mothers, overgrown knuckleheads, riders, writers, students, wage slaves, hustlers, artists, MCs, poets, intellectuals, radical scholars, passionate womxn, environmentalists, urban farmers, medicine womxn, militants, feminists, renaissance womxn, fearless fierro riders and modern-day charras on steel horses!”
Maeve O’Rourke served as the only lawyer for the group Justce for Magdalenes, presenting information to the United Nations which compelled Ireland to finally investigate the Magdalene laundries.
Yahya is billed as Yemen’s first female rapper. For International Women’s Day, Oxfam brought her and four other rappers together to raise awareness of the struggles of women in war.