This week we are blogging about our personal heroes. Who’s yours?

by: Jason

Who: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Occupation: Feminist activist, writer and politician

Most notable accomplishments: Ayaan has published several books of essays, fiction, and an autobiography. Because of her statements about the treatment of women in Islamic states, Ayaan lives under a Fatwa. She is a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher

Prizes & recognitions: Listed by American Time Magazine amongst the 100 Most Influential Persons of the World

Quote: Avoiding offense means that we don’t accept each other as equals.