This is a story about a little girl from a world where weaving is a way of life, and many women consider the loom their second skin.
Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat sold her wedding jewelry, an apartment and her car to finance her film about a female Afghan police investigator who is pressured by male relatives to quiet down. "A Letter to the President", her film, is Afghanistan's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Shalane Flanagan, the first American woman to win the New York City marathon in 40 years, is a trailblazer in more ways than one. In 2009, she pioneered a new way of training, bringing together a group of professional female distance runners who train together and build each other up.
Sheskalo Pandey, 14, from Kapilvastu, Nepal, went on a hunger strike when her parents suggested she marry. She came up with a plan to make handicrafts to pay for her school fees, and won her brother over to her side.
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