"I host a talk show about problems Afghan women face—topics that are generally taboo. After all, a woman isn't able to change her hairstyle here without her husband's permission."
- Farzana Samimi, host of the show Banu (Woman)
"If you're an entrepreneur like me, having money is dangerous. Kidnapping for ransom is a big problem, and the police are paid to look the other way. But I'm proud to be running my own businesses."
- Hassina Syed, owner of a hotel, a travel agency, and other local businesses, photographed with a bodyguard and her daughters Sana, 3, and Hirah, 2