She’s starting a revolution.
Shannon Galpin is the founder of Mountain2Mountain – a non-profit working across the globe to create a voice and empower women and girls in conflict zones.
Her mission is to minimize Afghanistan’s gender divide and change perceptions through sport, art, music, and sport.
With the Afghan culture strongly against women riding bicycles and her own passion for mountain biking, Shannon knew it was the perfect tool to ignite change.
In 2009, Shannon became the first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan and in 2010 the first person to ride across Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley encouraging local women to follow suit.
Shannon was recognized as National Geographic’s 2013 Adventurers of the Year and shows no signs of stopping.
Learn more about Shannon and how she’s changing Afghanistan taboos in this interview…