She grew up amongst Saddam Hussein's inner circle - called him "uncle." His constant and sinister presence made her determined to fight injustice and speak out, something she couldn't do in his shadow. She went on to found the humanitarian organization Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives.
I loved her energy and passion, and found her very inspiring - and beautiful, too! Hope to meet her again soon!