Rosa is a feminist activist, strategist and researcher. She founded Purposeful at the height of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone with her long time friend and co-conspirator Chernor. Rosa began working with women and girls in the UK 15 years ago, with a focus on survivors of early childhood sexual abuse, sex trafficking and the criminal justice system. She has gone on to work and travel across more than 30 countries, where she developed a now unshakable belief that the key to our collective liberation already exists in community and in culture – and most especially in the sweat and toil of the most marginalised women and girls so often hidden from view.
Rosa has consulted with a range of social justice practitioners, corporate brands, bi- and multilateral agencies and private foundations. She is the author of a number of reports that centre the stories and experiences of the girls most removed from power, has spoken at the UN Social Good Summit at the launch of the SDGs, on National Public Radio, Russian State Radio, lectured at Yale University and written for the Guardian and a range of industry press. As well as leading strategy, research and innovation for Purposeful, Rosa continues to work with social justice leaders across the world as they work to amplify adolescent girls’ voices, fuel their resistance and build a better world for us all.