Brenda Frese

The Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch in 2017

The Baltimore Sun's 25 Women to Watch in 2017

Meet the Baltimore area’s most intriguing movers and shakers of 2017.

Saida Agostini

35, chief operating officer of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

Saida Agostini isn’t very handy with a needle and thread. But she excels at stitching together activists, rape survivors and members of the LBGTQ community to work for a common cause. For the past year, Agostini’s been chief operating officer of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, the collective that created The Monument Quilt, in which stories of 2,200 female survivors of rape and domestic abuse are written, sewn and painted onto red fabric. Agostini, who has overcome violence in her own life,...