Waris is beautiful and courageous; she is also my friend and one of my many heroines. March is Women’s History Month and she deserves all honor and praises given to women of change. She is a tireless crusader for women’s rights mainly in the field of [FMG] Female Genital Mutilation. She is a survivor who has used her agency and story to show the emotional and physical scars from the cultural practice of female circumcision.
For her hard work to change the lives and mindset of women and men everywhere; we salute the beautiful Miss Waris Dirie