Peggy Kelsey

Founder, Afghan Women's Project

Peggy Kelsey is the author of Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women, which is endorsed by Khaled Hosseini (A Thousand Splendid Suns) and Mavis Leno (Feminist Majority Foundation).

Kelsey is the founder of the Afghan Women’s Project and is an international photographer recognized for her visual presentations on Afghanistan, Afghan women, and human rights. She and her photo exhibit, “Afghan Women: Portraits and Stories” have toured universities and colleges in Ohio, New Jersey, Wyoming, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, New York, and Texas. Learn more about Peggy Kelsey’s work at

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