If you think all women in Afghanistan wear the infamous blue burqa and the country has no progress toward gender equality- well you better think again! Founded in 2015 Code to Inspire is a coding school for women and one of many examples of Afghan women...
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Kristina Paltén is a Swedish adventurer and ultra-runner. Her most famous adventure was her 2015 run through Iran. She ran 1144 miles, 59 days alone. Picture a western woman running with a baby jogger in a strict Muslim country with sharia laws! She wanted to show...
Women have been travelling and exploring the world alone for generations. Alexandra David-Néel walked into Tibet in 1924 disguised as a man. Freya Stark trekked into Iran in the 1930s and in 1963 Dervla Murphy rode her bike from Ireland to India. Brave women can be found everywhere in history.
Like Leyla Giray Alyanak, who has been traveling solo for the last 50 years and visited more than 80 countries. She has been lost in the amazon jungle; was shot at in Beirut and found herself stranded in a minefield in Mozambique.
Fatima Al-Zahraa Al Atraktchi is often described as ambitious, focused and disciplined. Besides from being an immigrant, woman, mother, author and Muslim she also is one of the most intelligent people in the Scandinavian world of research. Her resume makes you breathless; besides from writing novels...
Would you strap yourself onto a 200 ton rocket and 3 million liter of fuel? Voluntarily that is. The thought alone would probably scare the shits out of most people. Jessica Meier on the other hand can’t wait for her name to show up on the list. Soon she will be on her way to the International Space Station.
There is a new sheriff in town. With a gun in her hand and a Stetson on her head she patrols the empty streets of Country Town. There is not a lot to patrol. Most of the houses are empty and the current population is below three. The sheriff of Country Town, who also goes by the name Lisbeth Hermansen, bought most of this place four years ago, changed its name and announced herself as the sheriff.
Country Town is located on the west coast of Denmark. The sheriff – or Lisbeth Hermansen – who rules here is a rebel at heart. Most likely she came out from her mother’s womb with her fists ready for a fight. That was 60 years ago. Today her hair may be gray but her eyes tell the story of a woman who never stopped fighting for her values.
Farmland, windblown trees and empty houses
Country Town is a small gathering of worn out houses and an old inn located near the Danish west coast. If you stand on the balcony of the inn looking west you will see the waves of the North Sea brake against the shore.