Kristina Paltén, A woman and a runner, took an incredible 1144-mile journey from Turkey to Turkmenistan to fight the prejudice against Muslims currently rampant in Europe and in her home country of Sweden. Although the first kilometer was filled with fear, the kindness of the Iranians she met during her two-month adventure proved her right.

For more about Kristina’s journey, check out Alone Through Iran’s Facebook page.