Karmila Purba stars in the Satan’s Barrel attraction of the Ikaman Enterprise travelling carnival, in Parlilitan, North Sumatra, in Indonesia. Photo: Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

How Indonesia’s hijab-wearing female stunt bike rider is giving the men a run for their money

  • At just 20, Karmila Purba has become a symbol of female empowerment in the world’s largest Muslim country
  • The social-media savvy star of the Satan’s Barrel stunt show wants to ‘awake the dreams of other women’
Topic |   Gender equality

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Karmila Purba stars in the Satan’s Barrel attraction of the Ikaman Enterprise travelling carnival, in Parlilitan, North Sumatra, in Indonesia. Photo: Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
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