Afghan rapper escaped forced marriage by singing about it

A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 16 years old β€” by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.

Sonita Alizadeh, whom this site has previously featured as a Modern Worthy, is making the rounds again thanks to the marvelous A Mighty Girl Facebook page. So here’s another article about her.