Illustrated and written by Anne Merlin

Sofia Djama is an Algerian film director. In her movies, she portrays Algiers as the main protagonist of each plot, helping her audience to get an intimate understanding of the city, through her talented, local, female eye . Her film debut, The Blessed, was described as “best champions for human rights, democracy, pluralism and freedom of thought”, “changing the image of women in cinema ». And that’s exactly what Sofia does, one movie at a time!

There are so many incredible kick-ass women in the world, stepping up, speaking out and inspiring others with the work they do. Many who are visible, and many who are not. With this project we want to highlight grassroots female role models. So we want to hear from you! Who are the women in your life who makes you think, ‘yeah thats possible’! Women who have started businesses, projects, are fighting for a cause, are making their voices heard. Send us a photo and a small story celebrating the role model in your life to and we will turn this into an illustrated piece!

This series is in collaboration with Nomadways.