25 Apr Happy Birthday Blog: Manal Al-Sharif
Born: April 25, 1979
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Known For: Women’s Rights Activist
It’s not often that we get to hear directly from the badass women that we celebrate. Thus, when I have the chance to have one of these phenomenal women tell their own story, I’m jumping on it.
Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Manal Al-Sharif started a women’s driving rights campaign in her home country in 2011. This TED talk from 2013 is a great exploration into her motivations and actions, and speaks far better than I can.
For all her hard and necessary work, The Good Doctors wish Manal a very happy birthday!