Sally Armstrong is a Canadian journalist, documentary filmmaker, and human rights activist. Alliana attended Sally's keynote speech at the 2016 MEDA Convention, "Women Changing the World". Sally illustrated how many of the issues in today's world revolve around the suppression of education for women. Educating girls allows families to break the cycle of violence and poverty because these girls grow up learning to stand up for themselves. The ability to read and reason on their own means that they no longer let someone else "interpret" truth for them. Sally spoke about how important it is for each of us to use our voice to stand up for the rights of girls and women around the world. Alliana was inspired by Sally's address as it spurred on her enthusiasm to continue to Battle The Bad With Beauty.
Alliana was very excited to get her copy of Uprising autographed by Sally.