"My family had to sell me so they could buy a bride for my brother"
Sonita Alizadeh, a rapper from Afghanistan, was inspired to write music when her family "had to sell" her to "buy a bride for my brother". "Those girls who are forced into underage marriage lose their childhood. They lose their hope," she says. "When I moved to America I couldn’t get the image of my friends’ faces out of my mind - all bruised and scarred as a result of standing up to their families," she adds.