Silent, with the meekness of a sheep, with no say in matters concerning them, and no promising future of an education. This is what an ideal girl in Afghanistan is expected to be. According to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, girls as young as 15 years are sold as brides to much older men. Source: abcny
But Sonita Alizadeh wasn't the one to be silenced. She broke the mould of a 'Good Afghan Girl' to become the youngest female rapper in Afghanistan. At the young age of 18, this brave rapper will send a chill down your spine with her lyrics. Her words are powerful and fearless, inspired from her own near-death experience of being sold as a bride, so that her brother could pay the bride price for his wife and, from the countless, helpless girls around her.