“‘bridge figures’ … people engaged in the larger process of cultural translation, brokering connections and building understanding between people from different nations.” -Ethan Zuckerman, Rewire, (2013)
D o you know Sheema Kermani?
A Pakistani dancer and women’s rights activist, Sheema is our first bridge figure. In 1979, she founded Tehrik-e-Niswan (The Women’s Movement) in Karachi. For more than 30 years, she has staged plays in low-income urban and rural communities that touch on taboo topics, including domestic violence, rape, and the importance of girls’ education. Follow her on Facebook.