Panmela Castro: Saving Lives Through Graffiti

The Daily Beast

Panmela Castro is a 25-year-old graffiti artist who uses the streets of Rio de Janeiro as her canvas to display strong and empowered women breaking free from oppression and violence. Panmela is one of 32 women in Alyse Nelson's new book, Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World, which tells the stories of effective women leaders who use the power of networks and mentoring to promote positive change.