Suraya Shaheedi, 26, Tattoo artist

A Tattoo at a Time, Afghan Woman Takes on Society’s Taboos

KABUL, Afghanistan — A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on. It’s been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi started her mobile tattoo shop in the capital, Kabul. She’s received de...
Photo of a damaged shop in Kabul

Taliban Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 14, Wounds 145

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the Uni...

She Changes Lives. Here and Around the World.

One of Fresno's most remarkable people is fearless, compassionate and always ready to take on new challenges. She has been to war-torn Afghanistan nine times and can't wait to touch down there again. She's a...