Amanda Lindhout

Amanda LindhoutAmanda Lindhout, whom I met at Marianne Williamson’s several years ago, is an incredible young woman who survived a horrendous ordeal where she was captured by teenaged Somali extremists that tortured her for 150 days, only to eventually forgive her captors and return to help the Somali people.

Amanda has been building a foundation that promotes peace and development in Somalia through literacy, food donations, educational scholarships, and by sponsoring all-girl basketball teams. She also created a program called SHE WILL that supports survivors of rape and gender-based violence in Somalia.  What an inspiring woman to overcome unspeakable acts and persevere into a hero for the people.