Nasrine Gross was born and raised in Afghanistan to an activist family. Throughout her Afghan childhood, she frequently wrote about her homeland.  She obtained a B.A from the American University of Beirut, and then emigrated to the U.S. with her husband where she worked in the emerging information technology field for over twenty years. In 1996 she began her activism against the Taliban and worked tirelessly to reinstate the inalienable rights of Afghan women made null and void by Taliban religious edicts.  She succeeded in this quest by collecting 300,000 signatures in support of it, and the equality clause was inserted in the 2003 Afghan constitution. Subsequently, she devoted her time to the realization of the democratic principles of this constitution by working for Afghan women.