by Geoff Wood, ABC Australia, 9 March 2015
She’s an international singing superstar and women’s rights activist who was discovered in a Himalayan convent. Ani Choying Drolma’s fans include Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt and Tracey Chapman, but her story has a dark beginning, as she tells Geoff Wood.
Sydney, Australia -- The beatings started when she was five years old. Sometimes her father used his fists, sometimes a whip or a cooking pot. The day he tried to stab her was the day Ani Choying Drolma decided to leave home. She was 13.