A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 16 years old — 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.
Afghan rapper escaped forced marriage by singing about it
Sonita Alizadeh is a rapper from Afghanistan whose song "Brides for Sale" convinced her parents that she didn't have to marry.
Her parents have tried to sell her into marriage since she was 10. She's fighting against that with song.
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Teenager sings Michael Jackson song in Quechua to raise awareness of the language
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After escaping the Armenian Genocide (by walking across the Syrian desert while pregnant), this woman went back into Armenia to rescue her sons, then made her way to America -- where she invented the recipe for Rice-a-Roni.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
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Irish pirate queen who led decades of rebellions against England, met face-to-face with Elizabeth I, and got official license to…