Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with making some difficult personal decisions. But she stresses that the shift was spiritual, rather a culture move that caused her to lose any of her American identity.
Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.