Got Your Back | This American Life This episode of This American Life covers Hamida Gulistani, an amazing woman who advocates for womens’ rights in Afghanistan, despite persistent death threats. Her story is incredible – definitely worth a listen.
Random Related Posts
Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine
America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Fannie Lou Hamer
This uneducated, impoverished activist suffered unbelievable abuse in her journey to be able to vote -- but that did not stop her.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
Nia Ngao Zhua Pa
This Hmong morality tale shows how to be a good person, but it certainly takes some twists getting there.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
The greatest ruler of Yemeni history, she defeated her numerous foes to usher the country into its golden age.